You read it right. The good folks over at Studiiyo23 won a “Best Of Minneapolis” award in the fashion category from the Minneapolis Award Program. Awards are given out every year to businesses that have achieved “exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category”. The full press release is available here if you’d like to read it.
This a big deal for our still-growing local sneaker community. The fact that a shop that’s so invested in our community has won an award that spans all of Minneapolis bodes very well for our future, and helps us stake our claim as an excellent sneaker scene.
On a personal level, I’d like to say that I’m very happy for the staff at Studiiyo. They’re all great people, and I’m honored to call each and every single one of them my friends. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more kind, outgoing and knowledgeable staff at any sneaker store in the Midwest (or really anywhere for that matter).
It’s a great place, full of excellent brands from Jordan (of course) to Akomplice to Onitsuka Tiger. You can go in and get yourself a dope new pair of kicks and a fresh fit, or just shoot some hoops, play some arcade games, and enjoy the vibe and good conversation. There’s few businesses around that are so welcoming and friendly.
So once more, congratulations to the Studiiy023 family, and everyone who supports the movement. Things are only going to get bigger and better from here!