Author Archives: Dee Wells

About Dee Wells

Dee Wells calls Worcester, Massachusetts home, but grew up in the beautiful US Virgin Islands (St.Thomas & St. John).Heavily influenced by Hip Hop, Dee has always been fascinated by people and what they wear, especially their footwear. Thus his love for fashion and, more specifically, sneakers began.It all started with him watching his parents play tennis; his father wore adidas Rod Laver sneakers and his mother wore adidas Stan Smith sneakers, which gave birth to Dee's love for leather and rubber.Dee's first pair of sneakers were Puma Clyde sneakers, which he religiously changed the shoe laces to match his clothes and kept clean with a jar filled with water, Dawn dish washing liquid and a toothbrush.While Dee has amassed a collection of sneakers, it's the stories that are the most important; he calls those stories Kickstories.Dee has also been instrumental in bringing the sneaker subculture to the forefront through his involvement with Sole Collector Magazine and the OSD (Obsessive Sneaker Disorder) brand and talk show.

Washington, D.C. Teen Believed To Be Killed For Sneakers

The family of James Anthony Smith, the 17-year-old, murdered on 12/18/2017 over what many believe were his ‘Win Like ’96’ Air Jordan 11 sneakers, will celebrate Christmas grieving the loss of their beloved young prince. As parents and educators (non-traditional) our aim … Continue reading

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Timberland 50009: Let’s Do This Like Brutus!

When you’re obsessed with footwear that means that you look at ALL footwear and while there are a bunch of shoe companies out there, one that caught my attention in 1987 is Timberland. I was introduced to Timberland boots by … Continue reading

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Video: PENSOLE x OSDLive Footwear Industry Panel Boston Public Schools

On Saturday, October 28th, D’Wayne touched down in Boston and when I say that he assembled an all-star cast of footwear designers, Product Line Managers (PLMs), materials and trends folks and sales folks, my words don’t do justice to the … Continue reading

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PENSOLE: Footwear Industry Panel At Boston Public Schools Open House

When you enter the doors at PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, you’ll quickly realize that you’re entering a studio that is unlike any other space that exists in the world. No, I didn’t mistype the words … Continue reading

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Buy YOUR OSD Stickers!

The Obsessive Sneaker Disorder (OSD) vinyl, die-cut stickers have arrived! The cost is $5 for 1 sticker or 3 stickers for $10 (Price includes shipping anywhere in the world.) Pay with PayPal and send payment to [youtube][/youtube]

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World Sneaker Championship Experience 2/23

On another unbelievably warm day in New York City, students from the Business of Sports School (B.O.S.S.) visited the World Sneaker Championship Experience and learned about the various careers that exist in the footwear industry and they were able to try … Continue reading

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World Sneaker Championship: Maxwell Lund

The champion is in the building and we have to say that Maxell Lund made a lot of noise and let folks know that he was in NYC to claim his crown and a big ass check!

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SOLEcial Studies x St. John, USVI

We’ve been busy taking SOLEcial Studies to another level and we’re obsessed with teaching youth about the ever-changing footwear industry, the various jobs that exist in the field, and, more importantly, the role that they play in shaping the future … Continue reading

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H-Town Sneaker Summit Summer ’16 on July 31st

HOUSTON, June 2016 – The school year is winding down and summer is nearly here, which can mean only one thing…on Sunday, July 31st the legendary H-Town Sneaker Summit returns to the historic NRG Center in Houston, Texas for their … Continue reading

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Talk Show: Obsessive Sneaker Disorder #365 12/9

Obsessive Sneaker Disorder Episode #365 12/9 @ 10 pm ET ​Join the Sole Doctors & Disorderlies for Episode #365 as we share what sneakers we feel are the hottest sneakers for 2015 and what ‘heads can expect to see in the new … Continue reading

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