Xclusive Arrivals founder Nelson began his journey as a child. Always having a keen eye for art and the creative capacity to see things on a larger scale, Nelson Martinez knew he was destined to do big things. After completing college in 2005 and receiving his Bachelors degree in Graphic Arts, Nelson decided to take his Passion for Fashion and set his sights on exclusive sneakers.
Xclusive Arrivals is a fashion forward company who is making its mark in East Harlem. In an interview with Simone Weichselbaum of The Daily News on May 6th 2014, when asked about the high price behind a pair of Air Jordan VII Miro Olympics in his private collection, Xclusive Arrivals was quoted as saying “It’s a culture. It’s an art. The deeper the meaning, the pricier the shoe”. Xclusive Arrivals isn’t just a sneaker store, it’s a boutique, a gallery where sneaker enthusiasts can come and admire the art of foot wear.