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  • Writer's pictureSally Herships

The resale market for sneakers is red hot

Chris Burns used to be a college English professor. Then, in 2011 he opened his Amazon store, Arch-USA, selling limited edition sneakers.

“From Black Friday in November to December 31, 2011, I made $65,000,” he said. In one month, Burns doubled his yearly salary as an English professor. “That was it,” he said. “I walked into the dean's office and I said, 'Hey man, I'm done.'”


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