We had the good fortune of connecting with Tariq Polley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tariq, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to start a movement that would represent all sneaker heads and sneaker lovers like myself. People who have an obsession for sneakers have always been labeled a sneaker head and that’s it. We are more than just a label. That’s why I came up with sneaker tongue. It’s something to represent us! We are more than just sneaker heads and sneaker lovers. So the brand is a representation of just that we are able to express are selves beyond the shoe.
What should our readers know about your business?
Sneaker Tongue! Sneaker Tongue! Sneaker Tongue! What sets us apart from others is that right there, the passion and love for sneakers. The history about the sneaker and the self expression you get from rocking a certain pair of sneakers. I’m most excited about the sneaker tongue Fam I get meet meet at every event I attend. The love and support I get from fellow sneaker heads and sneaker lovers knowing that I made a brand specifically to represent them is crazy. The journey has been amazing and yes it is a grind but well worth it because I do what I love. I want the world to know that of your truly a sneaker head or sneaker lover you no longer just have to buy Nike, adidas, Jordan etc… Sneaker Tongue is here and it’s something for us!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to Ma dukes!!! Brenda Polley! She is what inspired me to do what I love and start this business.