Fortunately, most of us will never have to take a bullet to recognize our calling in life, but for James Whitner, that’s exactly how it happened. How he survived the incident and focused his talent, energy and hard work on creating the quintessential lifestyle shop will hopefully impress you as much as it impressed us .
Episode 7 of FILA's RISE OF THE INDEPENDENTS series transports us to East Liberty, Pittsburgh for a sit-down with the charismatic owner of Social Status in his unique store, thanks to their eclectic mix of sneakers, apparel and accessories from the world's most sought-after brands and designers.
Listen in as James shares tales of growing up in Pittsburgh, traveling the world, lacing his community and the legend of FILA "Dope Boy" velour suits and O-Fit sneakers.
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