Kicks Deals has been a part of my life since November of 2011 when I co-founded KicksDeals.com with the simple goal of making sure you never paid above retail for shoes. We quickly grew Kicks Deals US into the biggest sneaker deal site on the internet and on Twitter over the next two years. Being the only Canadian on the team and at the time 4 years into the existence of the .com website, I always hesitated about launching a similar service in Canada. That all changed in February 2016, a few months before our 5 year anniversary, as I decide it was time I took the deep dive and started Kicks Deals Canada.
While I knew a website would be a lot of work, and something that would be crucial to the long term success of KDC, I wasn’t sure if the Canadian market would respond the way I needed to make a website justifiable. So, we set out with the goal of launching our Twitter and working our way up from there. What quickly started as small Twitter account with a few hundred followers (shout out to the Day 1 KDC fam!) has now become a community of over 30,000 sneakerheads. The growth of the twitter over the past 18 months has been incredible to say the least. Canada needed Kicks Deals more then I could have ever expected because you guys showed up in record numbers each month as we beat milestone after milestone on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Which brings us today, the official launch of KicksDeals.ca. This has taken me almost two months of slow preparation (and then a mad rush to the finish line this week) to get done and I couldn’t be happier to show off the new website and Canada’s new online source for sneakers.
Our content right now is minimal, but just like our Twitter we’re going to start slow and build our way up with more editorial, features, deals, coupons, reviews, guides and anything else needed to make this website as great as all the people who visit it.
With that said, lets do what we do best….lets get those Ws!