Josh Luber:
Why sneakers are a great investment

TED@IBM · 11:51 · Filmed Oct 2015
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Josh Luber is a "sneakerhead," a collector of rare or limited sneakers. With their insatiable appetite for exclusive sneakers, these tastemakers drive marketing and create hype for the brands they love, specifically Nike, which absolutely dominates the multi-billion dollar secondary market for sneakers. Luber's company, Campless, collects data about this market and analyzes it for collectors and investors. In this talk, he takes us on a journey into this complicated, unregulated market and imagines how it could be a model for a stock market for commerce.

Sneaker data expert
Josh Luber is the founder of Campless, a company that collects, analyzes and publishes data and derived insight related to collectible sneakers and the industry. Full bio
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