Sneaker designer and Chicago native Dallas Stokes joins Will Gates and Arthur Agee. Dallas talks about his journey through the sneaker business from Reebok, to Adidas, Skechers, AND1 and more and some of the people who helped him along the way. He touches on the influence working with Shaq, Kobe and other pros like Stephen Jackson had on his career. Dallas also tells a great story about cold calling Phil Jackson to apply for a job at Nike and how he might have annoyed an executive's wife at another brand just to give him a shot at working there. He also discusses some of his new endeavors including the streetwear line Ball'n. Dallas gives young up and coming designers some valuable tips on how he got his foot in the door through dedication and persistence. Make sure you check this one out if you want to hear the real story on how the sneaker business works.