By Monique Ward
Special to The Truth
Toledo native Darryl Brown celebrated the launch of his Forum 84 Midwest Kids’ collaboration with Adidas in his hometown earlier this month on Friday, November 5.
The owner of Darryl Brown Clothing (www.DarrylBrown.com) and Midwest Kids (WeMidwestKids.com) wanted to make sure that his debut sneaker was available to his hometown before it was available to the rest of the world. Supporters of Brown lined up in front of his newly-opened store FieldHouse, 124 10th Street, to get their hands on a fresh pair of kicks, directly from the celebrity fashion stylist himself.
New Midwest Kids merchandise (including branded t-shirts and jackets) debuted and were available for sale alongside the Forum 84 Midwest Kids Adidas sneakers.
The launch was such a success, due to his loyal and culturally diverse fan base, that Brown held a restock sale the following weekend. This gave those who had initially missed out on the opportunity to attend the launch a chance to buy the coveted footwear, directly from its creator.
Darryl Brown is now one of only three Ohioans to have his own shoe line with a major shoe company. He joins a short but impressive list that includes NBA star & philanthropist, LeBron James and multi-platinum rap star & mental health advocate, Kid Cudi.