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Jemayne King perfectly blends the two sides of himself. A university professor and resident sneakerologist, he uses references familiar to those in sneaker culture to advance some pretty complex theories. This is the only book that is just as comfortable in a skateboarder’s backpack as it is on a college dean’s bookshelf.
— Giovanni Turner, Amazon Review
Come to Recital Hall tonight... BSU will be hosting Mr. Jemayne King and hearing him speak on the overall impact and phenomenon of sneakers! Yes...I said sneakers!
— Mary Diggs-Garris, Wingate Univ. c/o 2016
I like it. I like it. ‘Sole Food’ is fun and funny and warm. We all need soul and we all need food. ‘Sole Food’ does it all.
— Nikki Giovanni, Poet
 Sole Food Lectures coming to a campus near you!

Sole Food Lectures coming to a campus near you!

 One of my former students Arimith Trimiar, author of "Homeless 2 Homeowner", drove more than 4 hours one way to return to JCSU to give back to a new generation of Smithites. He truly embodies all .that is #SmithMade.

One of my former students Arimith Trimiar, author of "Homeless 2 Homeowner", drove more than 4 hours one way to return to JCSU to give back to a new generation of Smithites. He truly embodies all .that is #SmithMade.

 For the remaining 2016 season, I will be providing color commentary for @jcsu_athletics during Golden Bulls football broadcasts alongside @friedman_dave on play by play on WGNC (AM1450/FM 100.7). Watch the live streaming broadcast via: www.wgnc.net/jcsn/

For the remaining 2016 season, I will be providing color commentary for @jcsu_athletics during Golden Bulls football broadcasts alongside @friedman_dave on play by play on WGNC (AM1450/FM 100.7). Watch the live streaming broadcast via: www.wgnc.net/jcsn/

 David J, Butler of Social Status guest lectured ENG 296 Sole Food:Digestible Sneaker Culture. Afterwards, he gifted the Social Status X Reebok "Dapper Court" to the entire class.

David J, Butler of Social Status guest lectured ENG 296 Sole Food:Digestible Sneaker Culture. Afterwards, he gifted the Social Status X Reebok "Dapper Court" to the entire class.

 I recently had the opportunity to be apart of a Union County Public Library on Race and Stereotypes. 

I recently had the opportunity to be apart of a Union County Public Library on Race and Stereotypes. 

 Your boy has been immortalized as a lapel pin.

Your boy has been immortalized as a lapel pin.

 Jordan Brand x Social Status #CharlotteGottaShine All-Stars

Jordan Brand x Social Status #CharlotteGottaShine All-Stars

 Melissa Chanel with the students of ENG 296 Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture

Melissa Chanel with the students of ENG 296 Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture

 Randy Moss showed up and showed out.

Randy Moss showed up and showed out.

 #Humbled

#Humbled

 In total lecture mode in China

In total lecture mode in China

 Never forget.

Never forget.

 Energy!

Energy!

 Championship Center plate logo

Championship Center plate logo

 The Development of American Sneaker Culture lecture at Chengdu University Sichuan, China

The Development of American Sneaker Culture lecture at Chengdu University Sichuan, China

 I had a great time on the @CLTPodcast. https://thecharlottepodcast.com/2017/05/16/episode-075-jemayne-king-meck-dec-history/

I had a great time on the @CLTPodcast. https://thecharlottepodcast.com/2017/05/16/episode-075-jemayne-king-meck-dec-history/

 #Humbled

#Humbled

 You know what summer means...

You know what summer means...

 I'm honored to be invited to lecture via the Young Advocates Institute for the 3rd consecutive year. @ncatsuaggies.  #solefoodback  #solefoodtaughtme   #solefoodlectures

I'm honored to be invited to lecture via the Young Advocates Institute for the 3rd consecutive year. @ncatsuaggies. #solefoodback#solefoodtaughtme #solefoodlectures

 @DaveHasWingz is a selfless individual. This belt represents such.

@DaveHasWingz is a selfless individual. This belt represents such.

 Check out Dave Friedman and I on wgnc.net. #CokeJCSU #Stampede

Check out Dave Friedman and I on wgnc.net. #CokeJCSU #Stampede

 #Thankful 

#Thankful 

 Beatties Ford -VS- Everybody   photo credit: Joshua Nypaver

Beatties Ford -VS- Everybody 

photo credit: Joshua Nypaver

 Virginia State University's Dr .Makola Abdullah will serve as the 2018 Keynote speaker for Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture.

Virginia State University's Dr .Makola Abdullah will serve as the 2018 Keynote speaker for Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture.

 President Clarence D. Armbrister (l) welcomed Virginia State President, Dr. Makola Abdullah (c) (@makolaabdullah) to campus. Abdullah was a keynote speaker for professor Jemayne King’s (r) (@solefoodbrand) Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture class.  #solefoodback   #solefoodlectures  solefoodbrand.com   Photo credit:  Joshua Nypaver

President Clarence D. Armbrister (l) welcomed Virginia State President, Dr. Makola Abdullah (c) (@makolaabdullah) to campus. Abdullah was a keynote speaker for professor Jemayne King’s (r) (@solefoodbrand) Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture class. #solefoodback #solefoodlecturessolefoodbrand.com

Photo credit: Joshua Nypaver

 Repost from @blelliott_ using @RepostRegramApp - 'Sneaker Culture' Author is National Library Week Speaker ‼️Event is at the G.R. Little Library on the ECSU campus Thursday, April 12, at 3 p.m. ‼️

Repost from @blelliott_ using @RepostRegramApp - 'Sneaker Culture' Author is National Library Week Speaker ‼️Event is at the G.R. Little Library on the ECSU campus Thursday, April 12, at 3 p.m. ‼️

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It is an interesting look into the tales and thoughts of a genuine sneaker-head. Those who are part of the culture will fully enjoy and identify with King’s work, and even those outside of the culture will be able to easily see what makes the sneaker-head tick. I am only disheartened by the fact that he loves and yearns for those ugly Ewings so much.
— DJ Fountz, Music Director/Mixshow Coordinator WOWI-FM, Norfolk, VA
 I will cherish this memory forever.

I will cherish this memory forever.

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  @CoachBoswellLC   EVERY time I run into the big homie  @SoleFoodBrand  he's dropping knowledge on me. There's nothing like sitting…   http:// instagram.com/p/BG7LAOCHs6Q/  

@CoachBoswellLC

EVERY time I run into the big homie @SoleFoodBrand he's dropping knowledge on me. There's nothing like sitting… http://instagram.com/p/BG7LAOCHs6Q/ 

 Summer means professional development.   University College Summer Institute 2016-17 Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowships Johnson C. Smith University @JohnsonCSmithU

Summer means professional development.

 University College Summer Institute 2016-17 Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowships Johnson C. Smith University @JohnsonCSmithU

 Displaying how the Instagram account @eng131king serves as an online journal database for the semester long journal assignment

Displaying how the Instagram account @eng131king serves as an online journal database for the semester long journal assignment

 About to walk that isle like...   #FargoStrut  — at  North Carolina A&T State University .

About to walk that isle like...

#FargoStrut — at North Carolina A&T State University.

 My segment on Fox 46 WJZY Good Day Carolinas concerning my 160+ lbs weight loss since 2013

My segment on Fox 46 WJZY Good Day Carolinas concerning my 160+ lbs weight loss since 2013

 ESPN's Maria Taylor is also down the the culture.

ESPN's Maria Taylor is also down the the culture.

 I'm humbled.

I'm humbled.

 The (double) champ is here! S/O to @GeeTheArtist.

The (double) champ is here! S/O to @GeeTheArtist.

 Many thanks to Fly Ty and Jacinda for guest lecturing ENG 296 Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture

Many thanks to Fly Ty and Jacinda for guest lecturing ENG 296 Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture

 I was surprised.

I was surprised.

 Sole Food Lectures heads to China

Sole Food Lectures heads to China

 That moment when former students are in town for CIAA and all stop by your class to speak to current students impromptu

That moment when former students are in town for CIAA and all stop by your class to speak to current students impromptu

 Many thanks to @amandaleighohara13 of @twcnewsnc for coming out to @johnsoncsmithu to interview me about my weight loss and workouts

Many thanks to @amandaleighohara13 of @twcnewsnc for coming out to @johnsoncsmithu to interview me about my weight loss and workouts

 Two For Tuesday...

Two For Tuesday...

 lean wit it...

lean wit it...

 Fandu Belts does solid work.

Fandu Belts does solid work.

 @Vonte_Photo is grade A.

@Vonte_Photo is grade A.

 It worked for Ted Dibiase...

It worked for Ted Dibiase...

 Ok, last one...

Ok, last one...

 @GeeTheArtist has skills.

@GeeTheArtist has skills.

 Thank you Charlotte Learning Academy for  being a great audience during Career Day.

Thank you Charlotte Learning Academy for  being a great audience during Career Day.

 Randy Moss was voted Guest Lecture Champion by the students of ENG 296 Sole Food Brand: Digestible Sneaker Culture.

Randy Moss was voted Guest Lecture Champion by the students of ENG 296 Sole Food Brand: Digestible Sneaker Culture.

 #Humbled

#Humbled

 Congratulations to the JCSU c/o 2017. The world is indeed yours.

Congratulations to the JCSU c/o 2017. The world is indeed yours.

 This is so cool man.

This is so cool man.

 Each one reach one.

Each one reach one.

 Sitting on the CIAA Career Day 2017 panel was an honor.

Sitting on the CIAA Career Day 2017 panel was an honor.

 JCSU made me their inaugural social media #MCM. I'm tempted to add it to my CV. :-)

JCSU made me their inaugural social media #MCM. I'm tempted to add it to my CV. :-)

 #Geeked

#Geeked

 #Geeked part II

#Geeked part II

 10-13-17 #Humbled

10-13-17 #Humbled

 "Is is cause I cook like a professor?" photo credit- JB Photography

"Is is cause I cook like a professor?" photo credit- JB Photography

 Supporting JCSU WBB  (Photo Credit: Joshua Nypaver)

Supporting JCSU WBB  (Photo Credit: Joshua Nypaver)

 Birthday Drip (Photo Credit: Vonte Gooding)

Birthday Drip (Photo Credit: Vonte Gooding)

 Album cover material (Photo Credit: Aurelius)

Album cover material (Photo Credit: Aurelius)

 @SoleFoodBrand explains it all.

@SoleFoodBrand explains it all.

 I’ve been in the game long enough now that I’ve taught students and their siblings. 🎵Count your blessings; name  them one by one. 🎵     #solefoodlectures #solefoodtaughtme 

I’ve been in the game long enough now that I’ve taught students and their siblings. 🎵Count your blessings; name  them one by one. 🎵

 

#solefoodlectures #solefoodtaughtme 

 History was made.

History was made.

 🎵 They ask me what I do and who I do it for 🎵 

🎵 They ask me what I do and who I do it for 🎵 

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@SoleFoodBrand is the greatest college professor of all-time. -KJ Kearney, H1GHER LEARNING
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 #thankful

#thankful

 I had the opportunity to train with AC Milan's (juniors) trainer, Luca  Ansaldi while in Rome.

I had the opportunity to train with AC Milan's (juniors) trainer, Luca  Ansaldi while in Rome.

 Luca is a class act.

Luca is a class act.

 Some die without seeing San Siro. I'm blessed.

Some die without seeing San Siro. I'm blessed.

 Yikes!

Yikes!

Sole Food is an evocative and inspiring book. We are reminded that the poetry of sports truly echoes from the tops of our heads to the soles of our feet.
— Dave Zirin, Author of A People's History of Sports in the United States and contributor to Slam magazine
 Southern Wealth In Music visited ENG 296 Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture to give a guest lecture related to Marketing and Business.

Southern Wealth In Music visited ENG 296 Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture to give a guest lecture related to Marketing and Business.

 I was interviewed by footwearnews.com on the lack of support from Athletic Brands to the African-American Community.

I was interviewed by footwearnews.com on the lack of support from Athletic Brands to the African-American Community.

 #Humbled

#Humbled

 #Blessed

#Blessed

 9 Classes at Charlotte universities I wish I'd taken when I was in school

9 Classes at Charlotte universities I wish I'd taken when I was in school

 If we all could be as selfless as Randy...

If we all could be as selfless as Randy...

 As we proceed...

As we proceed...

 having a little fun with 3D printing in China

having a little fun with 3D printing in China

 That moment when you are presented with official tour merch

That moment when you are presented with official tour merch

 Get Taught.

Get Taught.

 #MellonJCSUFacDev #ThisIsResearch

#MellonJCSUFacDev #ThisIsResearch

 I had a ball.

I had a ball.

 I had a blast on the #BTL podcast.

I had a blast on the #BTL podcast.

 Sole Food Pedagogy was in full effect during #YAI17.

Sole Food Pedagogy was in full effect during #YAI17.

 Four Queens and a King

Four Queens and a King

 Feel free to use our #Crownmojis for your text, groupchat, and DM pleasure.

Feel free to use our #Crownmojis for your text, groupchat, and DM pleasure.

I will not soon forget the experience.

 #CIAATournament2018

#CIAATournament2018

 @DanRue explains the impact of his videos in regard to marketing.

@DanRue explains the impact of his videos in regard to marketing.

 #HailState

#HailState

 Our Community. Our Paper.

Our Community. Our Paper.

 *2013* PR: We want to do a story on you and have a shoot. Me: Ok, when? PR: Tomorrow. Wear a suit. Me: Yikes! I don’t think any of them fit. I just lost a bunch of...  PR: See you tomorrow at 3. Me:

*2013*
PR: We want to do a story on you and have a shoot.
Me: Ok, when?
PR: Tomorrow. Wear a suit.
Me: Yikes! I don’t think any of them fit. I just lost a bunch of... 
PR: See you tomorrow at 3.
Me:

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 Looooong daaaaay but this episode of  @phonewalletkeys_  with  @called2connect  and  @iamlightskinjoe  is a popping one. Peep the special guest tomorrow. 💁🏾‍♂️  #solefoodback

Looooong daaaaay but this episode of @phonewalletkeys_ with @called2connect and @iamlightskinjoe is a popping one. Peep the special guest tomorrow. 💁🏾‍♂️ #solefoodback

 Melissa Chanel is the ultimate host; she is also a branding master. Yesterday was extremely gratifying as I am honored to be featured on the #SticksandKicks tour.

Melissa Chanel is the ultimate host; she is also a branding master. Yesterday was extremely gratifying as I am honored to be featured on the #SticksandKicks tour.

 "Look at me. I'm your captain now."

"Look at me. I'm your captain now."

 Blessed be!

Blessed be!

 Ready for the world

Ready for the world

 Spring 2018 Guest Lecture Champion: Alvin C. Jacobs Jr.

Spring 2018 Guest Lecture Champion: Alvin C. Jacobs Jr.

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