University Park, IL,
17:05 PM

Humans of GSU: Douglas King

“The shoes you wore was a big thing where I grew up.  But my mom didn’t have money to buy Jordans so I started selling candy and saving my money. When I was 16 years old, I bought a pair of Nike Air Force 1s for $140 after tax. Then I messed them up, and I couldn’t buy another pair. In 2016, I found a YouTube video on how to dye the suede and bring the shoe back. I’ve been doing that now—buying old Jordans off eBay and restoring them—for a year. I am studying accounting at GSU so I can start a business and help kids who want to be stylish but don’t have $200 for shoes.” —Douglas King, Junior, accounting major.