Here you will find information regarding sneakers spots around New York
KITH operates on two planes - a multifunctional lifestyle brand for both men and women, and a progressive retail establishment. KITH has four locations in New York, one in Florida, and currently a pop-up in Colorado. They offer an array of premium product, ranging from their own in-house label to a curated selection of multi-brand apparel and footwear.
CNCPTS is a boutique with locations in New York and Boston, Massachusetts, and Dubai. They tend to do many collaborations throughout the year and will usually hold special events for each collaboration they do. They tend to do raffles and randoms releases of limited shoes as well.
ExtraButter is a boutique with two locations in New York. They are known for their movie related collaborations with different brands. They tend to release many popular shoes in-store only and will occasionally do raffles.
RISE indicates an upward movement; providing a sense of elevation from a lower position to a higher one. As an independent retailer they serve their customers in exactly the same way.
Since opening in October 2013, their strategy has been to sell the most interesting yet wearable footwear and clothing from around the world. They serve an audience who already knows what they’re looking for, and continuously introduce new styles to those who may not.
Their team believe in each of the brands they stock and feel that those labels are a mix of both the most iconic and most progressive available today.
Originating in Harajuku, Japan, Atmos has expanded its retail range into Harlem. Establishing a location on 125th Street. Atmos is well known for their collaborations with many brands, but the most notable collaborations are with Nike. They provide many different brands and have their own exclusive clothing as well. They get many exclusives as well and usually have sneakers that sell out elsewhere in stock, but only available in store only.
West NYC was founded in 2007 by Lester Wasserman, the son of Tip Top Shoes owner Danny Wasserman. The store was meant to expand the footprint of the 70+ year old family business into the boutique sneaker and streetwear business. West NYC has since become a destination for limited release footwear and clothing. West has collaborated on multiple sneakers with New Balance and Saucony.
Founded in 1999, ALIFE is New York-based, multi-tasking, multi-faceted lifestyle driven company. ALIFE has done collabos with Nike, Reebok, Adidas, New Balance, Saucony, Timberland, Aasics, Lacoste, Mitchell&Ness, Dickies, Kangol and more. ALIFE is also the official retailer for KRINK. ALIFE's branded goods are sold in top specialty boutiques and department stores in the US, Europe and Asia; and in ALIFE Flagships in New York and Tokyo.
21 Mercer is a boutique version of a regular nike store. They sell NikeLab porducts which is the higher end version of nike. Many limited releases are released at NikeLab such as the Dornbecher collection, Just Don Jordans, and Drake's OVO Jordans. The releases are usually done through online raffle, but they have been known to do first come first serve for some releases. Overall 21 Mercer gives a twist to the typical Nike store.
Lace up nyc
Lace Up NYC is a small boutique with a few locations around Brooklyn that are close from each other. They do have many releases, but don't sell Jordans at regular price and always tend to mark them up to resell prices. They do however sell Adidas products for retail. This may be because they don't have a Nike/Jordan account and can't get Jordans at wholesale price, but have an Adidas account. They have raffles for Yeezy releases and post it on their social media platforms.
Sneaker Bistro is different from the rest, because they give the sneakers you buy on plates like it was being served to you at a restaurant. They want the customer to have great service when buying a sneaker. They tend to have many of the popular releases and will do in store raffles for the more limited releases.
KCDC is both refuge and a breeding ground for creative types- with no shortage in Art shows, video premieres, fundraisers, autograph signings, parties, and other events to help promote up-and-coming artists and companies in the skate industry. These events cater to skateboarders of all ages, with all styles and interests. Today, KCDC resides in a new home at 85 North 3rd Street. They tend to be more skate oriented and release many Nike Sbs or any other skating related shoe.
Paragon Sports is considered the benchmark of quality for all types of sports equipment and clothing. Privately owned since 1908, they have taken pride in showcasing products from the brands you know and love as well as unique and exceptional brands that you may not be familiar with. They have some popular Adidas models such as Ultraboost and NMD. Paragon has an older style to it, but still carry some popular shoes and are adapting.