Brand Heritage

Conceived in Detroit Handcrafted in Italy. Discover the story behind J Marie's fashionable, premium sneakers. Learn how our brand was founded on the principles of style, quality, sustainability, and how we continue to bring innovation and craftsmanship to the sneaker industry. Explore our rich heritage today.

Conceived in Detroit Handcrafted in Italy

 There is a place in Le Marche, Italy, where 100 years ago, modern shoemaking was invented.  It’s called The Shoe Valley, and it’s been the world’s oldest and best shoe manufacturing  district in the world since 1901. There are no finer hands in the field.... J Marie premium sneakers are conceived in Detroit handcrafted in Italy. Le Marche, Italy. In LeMarche,Italy lies a 50 km piece of land responsible for the success of  giant brands, such as Prada, Gucci, Tod's, Fendi, Chanel and hundreds other independent  footwear brands. Known as The Shoe Valley district, more than 2,000 companies have their main offices located  here, and 15,000 new footwear products are developed and launched each season from this  unique region boasting 100 years of elite Italian shoemaking tradition. Our manufacturing process features extremely skilled techniques and careful reworking. Every  pair of custom shoes is one-of-a-kind: combining handcrafting tradition, quality and modern  style. J Marie premium sneakers are perfectly Italian. Every sneaker features pristine, quality leather  sourced and  processed in Italy. Custom sneakers created in this luxe material makes the end product smooth  to the touch, comfortable to wear and visually stunning. There’s a reason Italian leather is an  essential resource among the best brands. Footwear made in Italy have come to be known for their unparalleled quality thanks to the use of  only the finest materials, traditional manufacturing and outstanding finishing detail . 

Our history

 Hi! 

My name is Janyelle Marie Milton founder of J Marie Premium Sneakers!

In Highschool you couldn't catch me dead in "gym shoes ", I LOVED heels! I loved the feminine way they made me look and feel. Graduating from College....not so much.

As I settled into corporate America and moved into downtown Detroit, my life became parking structures and A LOT of walking! Then came the health issues, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and losing vision in my right eye. Quickly an heel that was once the cornerstone of my look became the cornerstone of my pain! The constant body aching, weight gain and feelings of uncomfortableness had me looking for an alternative to heels.

I tried different gym shoe brands that were either masculine, childish or too athletic and none of them fit the style that I was accustomed to. 

So I ditched "gym shoes" for good and created my own PREMIUM SNEAKER brand as an alternative to heels for premium women like myself . I took the first initial of my first name and my middle name and created J. Marie Premium Sneakers! I didn't want to compromise style, comfort or quality! So now you don't either! I offer PREMIUM women sneakers that can be dressed up or down.

Our style

 J Marie Premium Sneakers was launched in April of 2018. I partnered with an Italian footwear making family with over 20 yrs experience in superior craftsmanship in Le Marche, Italy. They have worked with brands like Gucci, Prada,Todd and Chanel. J Marie Premium Sneakers are conceived in Detroit handcrafted in Italy. Our Premium Sneakers are 100% Italian leather with premium finishes like faux zebra, crocodile and python in vibrant colors! We are a slow fashion and sustainable organization! Our women Sneakers range from athletic, fashion to High fashion so there's something for every Premium woman! Our versatile sneakers will be sure to give you a Premium look whether you want to dress up or down! J Marie Premium Sneakers are Style| Quality| Comfort| Color! 

 

J MARIE PREMIUM SNEAKERS IN MEDIA.

 

CHECK OUT J MARIE premium sneakers IN THE MEDIA

Developing Customer Relationships with Janyelle Milton-https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/developing-customer-relationships-with-janyelle-milton/id1148182610?i=1000600424710

 Meet the Elite Podcast- https://listen.stitcher.com/yvap/?af_dp=stitcher://episode/211500350&af_web_dp=https://www.stitcher.com/episode/211500350&deep_link_value=stitcher://episode/211500350

01/18/2023 LILLIE MAE COLLECTIVE

https://www.lilliemaecollective.com/post/shoutout-to-j-marie-premium-sneakers

01/10/2023

Feature in Canvas Rebel https://canvasrebel.com/meet-janyelle-milton/

01/05/2023

Article in The Ultimate Trendy Magazine

https://www.ultimatetrendymag.com/post/janyelle-marie-milton-founder-of-j-marie-premium-sneakers-talks-about-her-brand

01/04/2023 Feature with Where it all begins

https://issuu.com/cecewibnet/docs/wib_december_2022_final1_1_

12/22/2022 -We Are Jersey Magazine 2022 Gift Guide

https://wajmagazine.com/blogs/news/wajm-gift-guide-give-big-this-holiday-season-with-gifts-from-one-of-these-30-independent-shops?_pos=2&_sid=805a9b9c3&_ss=r

 

check out what Miamis #1 fm station for music, news and talk had to say about J Marie Premium Sneakers https://youtu.be/2yQtd8QZ1zo

11/21/22 Featured on Lethas Real Talk https://lethasrealtalk.com/2022/11/21/janyelle-milton/

Featured on Essence.com for luxury spring kicks https://www.essence.com/fashion/sneakerheads-spring-luxury-kicks/

Featured on Essence.com for Black women designers to watch https://www.essence.com/fashion/black-women-fashion-designers/

Featured in Sista Talk Magazine https://issuu.com/sistahtalkemag/docs/sistah_talk_emazagine_-_february_2022_-_final?fbclid=IwAR2hh6go78p9Oq4ZvsCMiDkefJ5Axt6NUtJ_amXtTBC9DiJyCGLo2OepT5M

 Check Out our feature in We Are Jersey Magazine  https://www.wearejerseyent.com/post/interview-meet-janyelle-milton-founder-of-j-marie-premium-sneakers 

 CHECK US OUT IN HUSTLE AND SOUL-https://thehustleandsoul.com/j-marie-premium-sneakers-are-the-epitome-of-luxury-and-comfortability/?fbclid=IwAR0qKSrSiDGEuF9K7oUPUNaMh40BFsqlzVmLPKQ_lcMp4dj74kG8W-OZBL4

Check us out in Carved In Stone https://www.carvdnstone.com/cns-news/positive-news-detroit-sneakerhead-and-entrepreneur-creates-stylish-and-comfy-shoes-for-corporate-women

 

 

Since our inception we have been listed as number one in the 2020 "Handcrafted for the Holidays" https://youtu.be/jKEbpQ2kThk


 Featured on Affluencer https://afluencer.com/footwear-brands-looking-for-fashion-influencers/ 

 

 I sat down with celebrity stylist Pilar Scratch mother of Nickelodeon star River Mason 

http://www.fashiongxxd.com/news-industry-insider/industry-insider-j-marie-premium-sneakers-ceo-exclusive-interview-for-fashion-gxd-magazine?rq=JANYELLE%20MILTON
 

J Marie Premium Sneakers was featured on Fashion Studio Magazine by editor Eva Frydrych, artist from Puerto Vallarta Mexico http://www.fashionstudiomagazine.com/2020/12/holiday-shopping-guide.html?m=1 

 

 I sat down with Chandra Gore of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine online for April month of hope and shared an inspirational story https://prettywomenhustleonline.com/2021/04/01/inspiring-with-stories-of-hope-janyell-milton/ 

 

 Did an Exclusive interview with K.I.S.H Magazinehttps://kish-magazine.com/k-i-s-h-magazine-exclusive-interview-with-janyelle-marie-milton/ 

 

 Featured in Women Empower Magazine online Women in Fashion Spotlight-https://theweempower.com/2021/03/women-in-fashion-spotlight-janyelle-milton/ 

 

 Women for the culture https://www.womenfortheculture.com/what-s-hot/j-marie-premium-sneakers/

 

Featured as Black Women to Watch  https://www.linkedin.com/posts/blackwomentowatch_meet-janyelle-milton-title-founder-company-activity-6822179021489610752-DF7E
 

 Summer Edition of Bonhuer Magazine http://www.bonheurxiv.com/current-issue.html 

 

Feature in Enspire Magazine October 11th https://enspiremag.com/2021/10/j-marie-premium-sneakers-by-janyelle-milton/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=j-marie-premium-sneakers-by-janyelle-milton&utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=What%27s+New+on+ENSPIREMag_com%21&utm_campaign=20211009_m165058690_RSS+Feed+for+ENSPIRE&utm_term=Read+More

 

 

 

We have a brick in Detroit Wall Street!

 

 

 

 

Join Us Live!

April 17th we will be celebrating 5 years in business and unveiling a brand new product right here on our website at 830pm est!

To receive a notification reminder by text please click notify me above to be reminded when we go live!

On 4/17 at 830pm est all you have to do is join us live by clicking the live shopping tab in the menu and you will join us. Live will start promptly at 830pm est and last approximately 20mins unveiling new product live in which youll get the first look and chance to purchase at steep discount before it goes live on site!

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Money Matters for Youth X J.Marie Premium Sneakers

📢 Exciting Announcement! 🎉


Mark your calendars for April 17th at 8:30 PM! 🗓️🕣


J Marie Premium Sneakers is thrilled to unveil a hot new product addition, and we're doing it LIVE on our website! 🚀🔥


But that's not all! In the spirit of giving back, for every product sold, we'll be donating $30 to Money Matters for Youth, supporting their mission to empower young minds through financial education. 💰💡

Have you guys heard of @moneymatters1996 ?

It's the brain child of the most compassionate, loving , kind and selfless person I ever met....@gailpmason .

It's a financial literacy program for youth that teaches skills of money management, entrepreneurship, assets, finances, life skills and so much more!

I had the honor and huge opportunity to be apart of this camp when I was just 15 years old!

I met Gail and was introduced to this camp when I was in the 10th grade at South Eastern High School....I had a 1.6 grade point average ( I hated school and rarely went or applied myself). I had no thoughts of college, never even heard of entrepreneurship, definitely knew NOTHING about stocks,bonds, t bills, finances or assets. Don't get me wrong I had great parents but they couldn't teach me about something they knew nothing of.

Gail taught us so lovingly, patiently, selflessly about "Living on 5th Avenue" having 5 streams of income. How to read stock tickers and invest in stocks, she even bought us out first shares! She taught us how to look at all the products we used daily and begin to not just be consumers but stockholders in those brands.She taught us this through a myriad of guest speakers, experiences , activities and trips. She opened and expanded our minds! This camp changed the trajectory of my life.

I ended up going to The University of Michigan and becoming a serial entrepreneur myself starting J Marie Premium Sneakers.

I'll never forget her, the camp and how it changed my MIND thus changing my life!

That's what programs like this do for our youth! I'm an example, proof, a testimony!

That's why I wanted to find a way to giveback to something, someone that poured into me.

On 4/17 at 830pm , I'll be unveiling a new product addition to J Marie Premium Sneakers and that product will be available for purchase at a steep discount on that live to all those in attendance with 100% profit going to Money Matters for Youth.

So I hope that you will join us....

Learn more about Money Matters for Youth here https://www.moneymattersforyouth.com/about-the-founder


Be among the first to own this exclusive product at a discounted rate before it hits the market, all while supporting a great cause! 🛍️❤️


Stay tuned for more details and join us on April 17th at 8:30 PM for an unforgettable product reveal and a chance to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Together, we can create a brighter future! 💪✨