Big things happen when worlds collide! After months of careful consideration and intense preparation, it’s official – SNIPES and Jimmy Jazz have joined forces. This strategic acquisition marks a significant step in sneaker and streetwear culture, allowing SNIPES to extend its community-focused concept to new neighborhoods, and better serve online customers nationwide. SNIPES will now offer even more products from top brands like Nike, Jordan, adidas, and New Balance, while gaining access to a new stable of footwear, apparel, and accessories brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Asics, Kappa, Hunter, Decibel, FILA, and others. Jimmy Jazz owner Jimmy Khezrie noted that SNIPES gives Jimmy Jazz “a strong, global partner who shares our passion and who will appropriately continue our legacy as well as our investment in our teams and stores.” Jimmy Jazz opened its doors in Manhattan in 1989 and quickly became one of the top sneaker destinations in the New York Metro area.
SNIPES was founded in Germany in 1998 and came to the US in 2019 with the mission to support, empower, and celebrate local communities. Commitment to community is also a large part of the Jimmy Jazz legacy and will continue to be part of the SNIPES mission moving forward. For Jimmy Jazz, there is an emphasis on empowerment across all facets of the brand – equitable employment opportunities as well as activations to inspire the youth to help set the shoe and urban clothing store apart from the rest. The desire to preserve these endeavors and intensify our educational outreach will help SNIPES progress and make this partnership one that customers can be proud of.
With Jimmy Jazz and SNIPES bringing the best of both worlds together, there is a lot to look forward to in the future from this sneaker/streetwear powerhouse. To stay in the know with upcoming store events, brand activations, along with the latest news and releases, follow us on Instagram, read up on our blog posts, and download the mobile app so you can keep up with all things SNIPES.