UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021 | 12:29 PM EST.
Ann Hebert, the vice president and General Manager of Nikes North America Division, has been tied to a report by Bloomberg Business week stating that her son, Joe Hebert, used a credit card in her name to purchase multiple pairs of sneakers for his resale business.
Now what we want to know is HOW do you not realize this is going on. Twitter is in an uproar and we honestly keep refreshing to hear the latest details. Naturally, bebert decided to step down days after this article was published according to an internal email viewed by Complex.
The email reads (via Complex),
"Ann Hebert, VP/GM, North America geography has decided to step down from Nike, effectively immediately, We thank Ann for her more than 25 years with Nike and wish her well.”
With the growing distaste of the "SNKRS" app by long time Nike fans, this couldn't have came at a perfect time. For quiet some time Nike has been facing the problem of resell profiteers. These resell profiteers have build up the price of shoes by reselling them for double or sometimes triple the price by buying them wholesale with internet bots.
The harder it is to buy a sneaker the easier it is to set a ridiculous price tag for them. Some would say this is helping the brands exclusivity but also hurting its accessibility to some of its highest sought out products. Joe Hebert spent about $132,000 worth of limited edition releases with his mothers credit card, reported by New York Daily News.
Bloomberg's story detailed a disturbing conflict of interest at a time where Nike is trying to solve their biggest problem, resell profiteers.
Looks like the now former Nike executive has plenty to talk about with her son...
But oh well! What are your thoughts? This is WILD.
All we are saying... there's no way that she didn't at least know something. I spend $5 at starbucks and my card company has an annusrisum and im getting a fraud alert...