Our Passion

Welcome to the World’s Largest Sneaker Closet!  We are passionate about sneakers, helping our users build the best collections, and acquiring the latest drops as easy as possible.

Our story started when two friends that were passionate about collecting sneakers decided to change the sneaker community forever.  In 2018, after graduating from the University of Toledo, Edward Griffith and Courtney Ivy decided it was time to start Drop The Laces (DTL) and the rest is history.

DTL provides consumers access to sneaker inventory that is not easily accessible while giving retailers a strategic way to connect with customers, sell through inventory, and plan future inventory purchases based on what consumers in their area want.. 

Essentially, we are a concierge service, facilitator, and market maker for sneakers. 

How It Works

Get Notified
Get notified when new sneakers are going to drop before your friends do.
Place Your Order
Found the killer pair of sneakers?  Easily place your order.
Pickup at Local Retail Partner
Get VIP treatment by scheduling your pickup time and skip the lines.

The Team Behind Drop The Laces

Together, We Want To Create An Efficient, Authentic, & Timeless Experience
Courtney Ivy
CEO / Operations
Courtney Ivy envisions Drop the Laces being a game changer in a new market. Along with Edward, he dual majored in Accounting & Marketing from the University of Toledo. His few years of experience in different operations of accounting gave him vision of how a business operates from a financial standpoint. Courtney aspires to be an inspiration for others to create new ideas for the future. 

Through his knowledge in marketing, it has fueled his passion of entertainment, fashion, and brand development. It has motivated Courtney into being co-founder and Head of Customer Experience and Operations in which he will work closely to users and B2B organization sales.
Edward Griffith
President / Branding 
Edward Griffith is our, “Connoisseur of Sneakers.” Upon graduating from the College of Business at The University of Toledo majoring in Marketing. Edward’s experience in the retail shoe industry for over 8 years, has given him the passion for fine sneaker apparel.  Edward understands the best styles, brands and quality products that will create perfect pairing to transforming your look to a “vibe.” Eddie’s role is to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company. 

He gives the proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success. Eddie is the brand ambassador and the leading expert on DTL. of this person. I want to get a T-Shirt with this person on it.
Mike Kason Jr.
CMO / Marketing
Mike Kason being involved with Drop The Laces is great fit considering that he has knowledge of the sneaker industry since he was young. His experience is not only with sneakers but involved in marketing for a company in which he would generate leads, hire marketers, and bring in great ideas. This has driven his passion to help change Drop The Laces tremendously. Mike is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of an organization's marketing and advertising initiatives. 

Mike will help DTL increase sales through successful marketing for our entire organization, using market research, pricing, product marketing & marketing communications