‘Special feeling:’ Young entrepreneur’s Auburn streetwear shop brings nostalgia

Most high school students fill their after-school hours with an extracurricular activity.

So does 15-year-old Aaron Lesch, but it’s not the kind of extracurricular one would normally think of.

Lesch, a sophomore at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse, now runs his own streetwear shop called Kick it Back, where he sells new and used name-brand shoes and vintage clothing. The shop, located in newly renovated space at 147 State St. in Auburn, is owned by Lesch’s parents, but they let him run his store out of the building’s first floor.

Lesch said he has wanted to run his own store since the summer before he went into eighth grade, when he bought his first pair of sneakers as a way to individualize his school uniform of button-up shirts and khaki pants.

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