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KershKicks sneaker store to launch in Glasgow's Italian Centre

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Scotland's first specialist sneaker store has opened in Glasgow.

KershKicks has created 10 jobs by taking over a unit in the city's Italian Centre on Ingram Street. The store officially opened on Saturday.

Launched by brothers Ben and Sam Kersh, the retailer claims to be Scotland’s first specialist sneaker store, giving shoppers the chance to get their hands on a wide range of luxury sneakers, including rare and exclusive limited editions, streetwear and deadstock collections.

The retailer already has a store in Manchester which opened in 2019.

KershKicks co-founder Ben said: “We’ve visited Glasgow many times over the years and it really is a fantastic city with a great vibe. Over the years we’ve seen a rise in online orders from people living in Scotland, particularly Glasgow, and last year we asked our Instagram followers where they thought we should launch next. Glasgow proved to be a popular suggestion, so it’s great to be able to honour their requests.

“Our store in Manchester has only been open for two years but it has already proven to be a go-to for sneaker fans, including a selection of football stars, musicians and celebrities, so we’re excited about bringing that same energy to Glasgow too.”

Brother and co-founder Sam added: “Streetwear and sneakers have been a passion of ours for so many years now, and KershKicks is a vision myself and Ben have been working on since 2014 when I was living at the epicentre of the sneaker scene in the US. After I moved back to the UK, we wanted to bring a little piece of that scene back with us as we knew there were others, like us, that had a love for luxury sneakers. That’s how KershKicks was born and is the ethos we pride ourselves on – being able to give sneaker-heads something special, right here in the UK.

“It’s a really exciting time for KershKicks and we’re looking forward to bringing luxury footwear to Glasgow the KershKicks way and to welcoming fellow sneaker fans from across the city through our doors.”

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