Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snappy Sneakers

New York Magazine had an article about the best sneaker stores in town. Here is what they found:

1) Alife Rivington Club: 158 Rivington St., NYC 212-375-8128
The is best for the snob collector. Opened in 1999, the vibe is more uptown gentlemen’s club than Lower East Side shoe shop. Styles are chicly displayed in cherry wood cubbies, with an Italian crystal chandelier and ostrich-skin wallpaper.
2) Dave's Quality Meat: 7 E. 3rd St., NYC 212-505-7551
The store is best for the offbeat lover. It is considered to be the most innovative sneaker store in Manhattan due to their ability to spot trends and find new designers. This month, expect high-top eighties basketball and retro skateboard sneakers. The store is style masked as anti-style: Bags hang from meat hooks and tees marinate in a refrigerator.
3) Memes: 3 Great Jones St., NYC 212-420-9955
This store is best for the design follower. They carry Pumas by Alexander McQueen, and silver-and-python Y-3s which are hip without being too much.
4) Nort/Recon: 359 Lafayette St., NYC, 212-777-6102
This store is best for the sneaker scholar- skater and hip-hop crews camp out for hours to get their hands on new releases, like a pair of suede Bobbito Air Force 1’s.
5) Premium Goods: 347 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn 718-369-7477
This store is best for the low-key yet serious. The store is Minimally designed, with shoes stacked on a raised panel wall. Stylists flock here to load up on vintage pairs of Air Force 1’s.
Do you have any great sneaker stores where you live? Let me know.

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