29. Hommyo Hidefumi
Who And Why: Atmos and Chapter founder, owner
Years Of Influence: 2000-present
In addition to the venerable boutique Atmos, Hommyo has a group of stores called Chapter, which, compared to Atmos, is more mainstream. And so, he was one of the great influencers because of how he was able to get his hands on great product. The way sneaker companies tier their distribution now, certain stores only get certain things, but because Hommyo had his hands in many different tiers, he was able to get anything he wanted! He took the rules of what companies had put together and turned it around on them.