The Intersection of Sport and Sneakers


How Brian Kortovich went from earning a name at The Rucker to creating brand ACES through storytelling

Luis Torres | Aug 3, 2020

The intersection of sneakers and fashion continues to become unified as one. Sportswear giants and historic fashion houses have come to terms with the overlap that streetwear and the runway share. There’s no better exemplar of it than within the game of basketball. Pre-game fits and on-court heat have created a specific niche that encompasses style and sport like never before.

Brian Kortovich, founder and CEO of ACES, has tapped into the very fiber that makes high-caliber athletes inspiring as well as stylish — hustle and heart. ACES is an omnipotent brand that derives from Kortovich’s passion for the game that has allowed him to work and help players tell their own stories of perseverance.

Of course, all of it is done in style. We talked to Kortovich about his origin story as a certified hooper into an accredited member of the elite circle that surrounds the game we all love.

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