Age: 39
Twitter: @JonBuscemi

Jon Buscemi is no newcomer, whatsoever. Before starting the popular footwear brand Gourmet, he worked his way up the ladder at DC Shoes and Girl Skateboards. But it is Buscemi’s new eponymous offering that has everyone champing at the bit. Using his virtually peerless design expertise, superior knowledge of manufacturers (he’s sought out Chanel’s factory in Italy), and unrelenting pursuit of the best fabrics and details around, he’s entering the fickle, yet rewarding world of high-end luxury sneakers. Dropping a collab with high-end streetwear giant En Noir is a damn good way to hit the ground running, and we don’t expect the footwear maven to step off the pedal anytime soon.