KEYS TO DEVELOPING FOOTWEAR | NAVIGATING NOW WITH DARRIEN PEOPLES | ADIDAS DIRECTOR OF DEV.

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Today we are happy to welcome Darrien Peoples to today’s episode of Navigating Now. Darrien is a veteran in the footwear industry with decades of experience at major companies like Adidas, Nike, and Ugg. She is currently the development director for Originals at Adidas, where she oversees the development of all lines under Adidas Originals. Many people are unaware of all the work that goes into all of the sneakers we love today. We brought Darrien on to hopefully clear that up.

Chapters:
00:00 Intro
00:35 Darrien's Story
15:40 Working At Nike vs. Adidas
20:30 How Shoes Are Made
33:05 3D Printing Shoes
35:35 The Most Difficult Part About Making Shoes
37:39 The Difference Between Large vs. Small Scale
41:45 First Steps To Creating Your Own Shoe
43:50 What Is A Shoe Last?
48:45 Most Vital Life Skills She's Learned
54:10 How To Leverage Your Network
57:25 Most Fulfilling Part About Making Shoes
59:20 Darrien's Favorite Silhouette
01:01:58 What Does DYFRENT Mean To You?
01:03:10 Outro


Check out Darrien

LinkedIn: Darrien Peoples

Instagram: @dpeeps8

Find the video clips from this episode and more episodes on IGTV and YouTube @DYFRENT

D Y F R E N T: ENTER IMAGINATION WITH GRACE

THE STORE: http://dyfrentny.com

THE CREATIVE AGENCY: http://dyfrentconsulting.com

INSTAGRAM: @dyfrent // @dyfrentconsulting

TIK TOK: @_DYFRENT_
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