‘THE MAN BEHIND
Chima Onwuka, now sole Owner and CEO of Grind City Kicks after his partner lost interest and wanted to rebrand. Chima was left with no other option but to buy out his business partner to save the brand. Chima repeatedly states that GCK is a significant part of him and it was created based on everything that he believes in. He says GCK is another platform that allows him to use his God given talent which is to help impact and motivate others in the community. Chima says that even though he is the Owner and CEO of GCK, he wants the community to feel like it is their brand as well. Chima calls GCK “The People’s Brand”, because he uses the opinions and perspectives of the community to not only create unique designs for GCK clothing but to also create and plan impactful events for the community.
“GCK has shown me how much leverage a pair of shoes can positively impact an individual or a community”