Every sneaker enthusiast has had aspirations to work at a sneaker store at one point or another. Who could pass up a great discount on sneakers and first dibs on release-date sneakers? Plus, you're going to make money while working with something that you're passionate about. But what you thought was going to be an easy summer or profession, slanging kicks, actually turned into a learning experience for life. The complex world of sneakers, people who want them, and dealing with the most awesome of customers is where you pick up on the curveballs that life will toss you.

Not only will you deal with people hitting you up just to score the newest Jordans, but there's also the opportunity to become a master networker. And you thought this was just about making commission. Here are 10 Things That Working in a Sneaker Store Teaches You About Life.

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