46. Nick DePaula
Who And Why: Writer and editor
Sole Collector has evolved over the years like many publications, but while print titles were dropping like flies, Nick had the foresight and took the initiative to get Sole Collector published for the iPad. Known on a first name basis by pretty much every footwear designer and product line manager at Nike, Nick is often seeing the big news break long before any of it ever makes it to the public.