StockX, the U.S.-based sneaker resale platform, has begun to operate in Germany by taking part in conferences and other events. Its first European launch, in October of last year, was in the U.K., with Italy and France coming next. StockX' shoes, whose quality is certified in London, are already sold in about 30 European countries. The European business of the U.S. firm is under the direction of Derek Morrison, aided by Olivier van Carlster, who previously worked for Ebay U.K. and Ancestry.com. The firm considers Germany an important market, the third-largest globally in terms of reselling. A German version of its website will be available soon.