Nick DePaula

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After leading Sole Collector Magazine for 7 years as both Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director, Nick DePaula now works at ESPN as a NBA feature writer. At ESPN, he covers the footwear industry surrounding the league, reporting on shoe deals, interviewing signature sneaker designers and the players themselves. During his time at the Worldwide Leader, he has appeared frequently on "The Jump" with Rachel Nichols and "Outside The Lines" to discuss industry news, and also co-hosted the new show "Sneaker Center" on ESPN+. Prior to his time at ESPN, as Creative Director of Nice Kicks, he helped lead efforts over all published content and a massive platform reaching 3 Million Instagram followers, over 1 Million Facebook fans and over 800,000 Twitter followers. He has also worked as a brand & athlete marketing consultant for the world's top industry leading brands. Prior to ESPN, he wrote for The Vertical, the basketball-centric Yahoo Sports site headlined by best-in-class reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. During his time at Sole Collector, he set direction and managed all content published across multiple platforms, which included a quarterly US print Issue available at Foot Locker, Barnes & Nobles and global sneaker boutiques, a monthly iPad Newsstand Issue, monthly China print Issue and top read online magazine. After launching the digital magazine in 2007, traffic grew to a monthly reach of 7 million unique visitors and 45 million page views by the end of 2013.

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