K-Swiss Radio presents CEOsWear sneakers, Turning Pro, and Inside K-Swiss. Every week we deliver interviews with CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Creatives who inspire and educate. Hosted by president Barney Waters and Social Media Manager Omar Prestwich.
CEOs Wear Sneakers with Pia Baroncini
37:53On this episode of CEOsWearSneakers, Omar Prestwich interviews Los Angeles based fashion designer, model, and disruptor Pia (Arrobio) Baroncini. Pia is the founder of LPA, a company that she started and partnered with Revolv to bring to life. In the interview, PIA shares how her family upbringing played a major role in her creative ambition. Omar and Pia talk about music, school, family, and being a kind human being. They also touch on the recent collaboration between Pia, Basic.Space, and K-Swiss to bring a sophisticated take on the CR-Terrati. If you enjoy the episode, make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on the next one. Host: @omarprestwich
K-Swiss Live Podcast | Magic The Gathering and the US Open
15:15On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Gabriella are back with an update on our recent Magic The Gathering Drop and the US Open. Magic The Gathering: This week the team released a super limited edition release of the Gsstad 86 reimagined in collaboration with Magic The Gathering. The shoe sold out in seconds and has already found to be resold at $750. On The Court: Shout out to all our athletes competing in the US Open, Cameron Norrie, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Mitchell Krueger. There are other players representing K-Swiss on the court, you just have to do a small google search! (Wink Wink) Shout outs: Shout out to @alenkajtezovic / tag @kswiss to be featured. Hosts: @omarprestwich @gabriellag0mez
Black Voices with Waraire Boswell
1:02:44In this episode of “Black Voices”, Barney welcomes American fashion designer, Waraire Boswell. Coming from beautiful Los Angeles, Waraire has made suits for icons like LeBron James and Collin Kaepernick while impacting the fashion industry in a positive way. Barney and Waraire talk about how little Black representation there is in the boardroom meetings, especially in the fashion industry. “They want my vibration, but they don’t want my impute”. They talk about the importance of diversity within company culture. They talk about the importance of action vs complaining. “Don’t complain about it, just go do it” – Waraire’s father. There are many people who don’t know what they are doing it, but they are out there doing it. They point out the importance of treating everyone around you with respect. Finally, they talk about the importance of being honest and transparent. Customers are in more control when they ask questions. Follow Waraire: Follow Barney:
K-Swiss Live | Waraire Boswell and Lucky In Love
13:57On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Gabby are back with a quick update on our podcasts, product drops, and shout outs! From the studio: “Black Voices” Podcast featured American fashion designer Wariare Boswell. He’s made suits for LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and many other famous people. From the Shoe Box: On 8-24-20, K-Swiss Tennis x Lucky In Love partner up with a limited edition Hypercourt Sneaker release. The Florida based tennis lifestyle brand brings a vibrant attitude to the West Coast Sneaker designed right here In Sunny Los Angeles. Shout outs: Shout out to @_the1chase. / tag @kswiss to be featured. Hosts: @gabriellag0mez @omarprestwich
Black Voices with Ryan Mundy
50:29On this episode of “Black Voices” podcast Barney welcomes former NFL Superbowl champ turned entrepreneur, Ryan Mundy. Barney and Ryan discuss the mental transition from being a professional athlete to an entrepreneur. They talk about how many athletes leave their sport completely broke and depressed. The rise of social media has played a critical role in brand development providing opportunities for players on and off the field. Ryan talks about the process of making the switch from football to business and how that transition can be an identity crisis. He also talks about the resistance he faces and being stereotype as an athlete vs businessman. Lastly, Ryan discusses his new company Alchmy: A Black Wellness program designed to help people properly heal from Traumatic experiences they have had. Ryan states “Nobody is primarily focused on the health of black men. Our program is built by Black people with Black doctors”.
K-Swiss Live Podcast | Omar Prestwich and Gabriella Gomez
22:01In this episode of K-Swiss Live, Global Marketing Director Gabriella Gomez joins Omar as this week's co-host. They talk about the recent Black Voices Podcast Episode, give fan shout outs, and touch on all new the North Court sneaker. Black Voices started out as a 5 part series hosted by K-Swiss President, Barney Waters, and has gained popularity with the community. Gabriella and Omar talk about the recent episode with former NFL Superbowl Champ Ryan Mundy and how he's transitioned into entrepreneurship. Omar and Gabriella shout out some of you that are posting and tagging K-Swiss. Lastly, they talk about the North Court, a modern retro sneaker that gives you a look into what we have instore for 2021. Keep up with the latest on Twitter and follow us on Instagram for the visual, make sure you follow us @kswiss. Hosts: @omarprestwich @gabriellag0mez
K-Swiss Live | #BackToHogwarts Release
19:05On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Global Marketing Director, Gabriella Gomez, joins Omar as this week's co-host. They talk about the recently dropped Harry Potter collaboration and the #WomenSupportingWomen movement. The all-new Harry Potter x K-Swiss collaboration dropped on July 31, 2020. For the Harry Potter fans, they know that is HP’s birthday, but it is also the day he found out he was a wizard. The new collection features all four houses in 4 distinct styles. Gabriella talks on the current #WomenSupportingWomen movement and shares her thoughts. Keep up with the latest on Twitter and follow us on Instagram for the visual, make sure you follow us @kswiss. Hosts: @gabriellag0mez @omarprestwich
K-Swiss Live | Harry Potter Collaboration Teaser
29:09On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Barney are back to bring the latest news about the recent Harry Potter release, Cali Trail, and Black Voices Podcast. The Harry Potter x K-Swiss collaboration has finally been debuted with the limited edition “Firebolt” Hypercourt Express 2. For the HP fans, this sneaker pays tribute to the fastest broomstick in the Wizarding World. Omar and Barney also tease the next styles that are about to drop. Following up with releases, the latest styles are here with the new Cali Trail a 90’s inspired hiking boot upper with a performance soul. Lastly, Barney and Omar discuss the latest “Black Voices Podcast” with Obi Omile. The BVP has been a great series of knowledge and inspiration from creators and entrepreneurs from our community. Tune in next week for updates. Hosts: @omarprestwich @barneywaters
Black Voices with Obi Olime
1:01:12We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five-episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. In this episode, we welcome entrepreneur and co-founder of "The Cut" a barbershop app, Obi Omile. Barney and Obi start by talking about the recent protesting and messaging that has been seen throughout our country for the past month. They talk about people's energy and change they want to see. Obi shares his entrepreneur story of how he and his co-founder started "The Cut", a barbershop app that allows users to find barbershops they like, book appointments, and pay using the app. Obi shares how social media has played a major role into how their app has gained over 60 thousand users and has helped book over 14 million appointments to date. Barney and Obi talk about the evolution of the barbershop experience from what it used to be, to what it is now. Obi shares some great tips on building a brand with the resources at your disposal and the importance of good role models along the way. Follow The Cut on Instagram @thecuttapp Follow K-Swiss on Instagram @kswiss
Black Voices With Brandon Williams
55:58We're proud to introduce "Black Voices", a five-episode podcast series where we will interview notable people from our community. We'll hear their experiences and thoughts on the current racial unrest and the best way forward. In this episode, we welcome entrepreneur, NBA, Hollywood, and MLB stylist Brandon Williams. Coming from the east coast, Brandon has built a career of his style, friends, and positive actions. Brandon and Barney discuss NBA player's fashion style and it’s evolution from being hip hop influenced style, in the 2000s, to a new era of high-end sports fashion. Brandon shares his upbringing and lessons from his parents that shaped his positive way of thinking. He also shares his humble Los Angles beginnings along with events that took place to put him in the right hustle mindset to succeed. Lastly, Brandon and Barney talk about the current climate in culture and how we can all improve and be better educated. Hosted by Barney Waters.