Welcome back to another Leave Your Mark feature and this week is our very first business highlight featuring one of Orlando’s known sneaker and Supreme reseller “Shizz”. With “5hizzyStreetwear”, he not only provides the latest and different styles but also uses his business to give back to the community. Find out a little more about his day to day and how he wishes to accomplish his goals below.
“A vision without action is just a dream, go out there and make it happen!“
Who is Shizz? Tell us about yourself…
“I’m 30 yrs old and from Brooklyn, NY and I’ve been living in Orlando for 15 years. I’m a manager at Tijuana Flats and I have two amazing kids who I’d do anything for. Sneakers is my passion/hobby/hustle.“
Explain your business and who/what inspired you to start 5hizzy Streetwear?
”5hizzystreetwear” is where you can find the latest 🔥🔥 in clothing/sneakers such as Supreme, Nike, Jordan, Yeezy’s. Being that Orlando has the same stores in each mall & everyone is rocking the same thing, I wanna bring different 🔥🔥🔥 to the city and I also love getting fresh myself.”
Tell us a little bit about the behind the scenes operations that goes down with reselling??
Late nights, I’m networking through social media or just browsing around looking for my next items to buy for a profit. Early mornings, of course you gotta be the early bird especially in the sneaker game… being ahead is everything!
Is there a specific sneaker or item that you ABSOLUTELY cannot let go of?
My Yeezys 😂😅 but frfr my Jordan 8 are my favorite shoe of all time. I’ve had many pairs since I was 13 (still have a few).
What’s your most memorable experience you’ve come across since first starting your business?
Taking my son with me to the Supreme store in Brooklyn to rack up some items. My kids love what I do!
What is one obstacle that you’ve faced in your journey as a reseller and how did you overcome it??
Sometimes you have days when you don’t make a sale which can be rough for pockets, so I’ve been making sure that even on my off days & vacations to buy/sell items no matter what!
Where do you see yourself in the future and what goals do you wish to accomplish?
Being the outlet for lots of resellers, hoping for mischief success for my website (TBA),
and hit up a few major sneaker events and maybe landing a Nike contract for a store😁
What role do you have in society and/or how do you wish to contribute?
The past 2 years I’ve been giving back to the homeless with the support of my peers and friends. I’ve given back over 250 pairs of shoes.
Explain a time where you’ve used talents to inspire the community and how do you hope to keep doing so?
Just being able to give back. Knowing I came from nothing, there’s people who are in need and I’ve encountered many smiles with just a pair of kicks.
Lastly, what is the best piece of advice you can give in life?
A vision without action is just a dream, go out there and make it happen!
Hit up 5hizzyStreetwear for your next pair of sneakers or Supreme merch :
To Shizz : Beyond happy and proud of you for coming up! I’ll never forget how you and the fam helped me out during my time of need and shows your true character. Your compassion and generosity with giving back to the community has truly been inspiring and I hope people can definitely follow your lead. Keep working hard and following your dreams because you’ve already accomplished so much. Always wishing you the best and I’m excited to see how far you can go. I definitely respect your hustle and thank you for allowing me to share your hard work!
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