PANAMA City — It is the commence of a new journey for sneakerhead Trevor Byron, who expanded his apparel brand name to promote designer sneakers and vintage apparel out of his new store in Panama Metropolis.
Byron, a Panama Metropolis native, released his most recent manufacturer final calendar year, and now he’s dwelling his dream as the proprietor of Awoken Kicks — a sneaker and classic clothes retail store in Panama Metropolis. The storefront held its grand opening ceremony on June 4 at its to start with locale, 1106A Harrison Ave., and operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by means of Friday, noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and midday to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
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Awoken Kicks will run underneath these several hours by the close of August and will build non permanent hours immediately after the summer months season.
“If you wake up each working day and want to go immediately after your desires, then you’ll have profitable concepts of what you want to do in existence, and that is what I did,” Byron mentioned. “I knew with no a doubt I required to open a retailer in my hometown mainly because it all started here for me.”
The Mosley Substantial School graduate started his journey at a youthful age, developing up with an ambition to open his possess sneaker store, and regularly visited national sneaker conferences with his brother, Ethan. He started out with his garments model, Awoken Goals, which has experienced considerably results given that its start in October of 2019. Shifting forward, he invested a lot of of his pandemic days studying the logistics of running his possess keep, leading to the thought of opening Awoken Kicks.
His inspiration is derived from one thing he reminds himself each working day — which is to chase his desires.
“When anything happened through the pandemic, I was at home from university a ton. But I took it as an opportunity to find out and do a lot of study and dive into the mindset of a enterprise operator and carry some thing new to Panama City.”
Awoken Kicks’ inventory features a extensive wide variety of exceptional sneakers, designer bags and vintage clothes. Well known labels together with Louis Vuitton, Air Jordan, Yeezy and Nike Dunk fill the store’s cabinets, and the keep also includes a pre-owned range of similar objects. The store sells a vast wide range of hats, purses, bags, hoodies, jerseys and a lot more.
Byron runs the store with the assist of two friends and his brother, and the crew commonly announces exclusive bargains and impromptu giveaways on its social media internet pages. The close friend group has grown alongside one another about the a long time with each other’s assist.
“It’s been awesome to look at his journey,” said friend Jake Piorkowski. “We ended up at a sneaker party when he first pointed out opening a shop in the area, and I assumed it was outstanding because I knew it would be big for the town. A ton of people love the culture of sneakers and streetwear.”
On the lookout into the long term of Awoken Kicks, Byron programs to steadily increase his brand name in lots of elements. Ultimately, he would like to create an online web site for the store, introduce new stock, and open a lot more destinations in just the area. But his primary target is on perfecting his initially keep place, hoping it will come to be a staple in the community.
“My primary goal is to develop out my to start with retailer in Panama City before increasing, so it is significant for me to be a aspect of the developing city,” Byron mentioned. “I definitely hope to develop to areas that have a have to have for retailers like mine due to the fact I want the help the sneakerhead and streetwear neighborhood as a complete.”