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The Best Sneaker Stores in California

March 11, 2024

California is renowned for being home to some of the best sneaker stores and retailers. You're bound to find something amazing at one of California's many sneaker boutiques or specialty sneaker stores!

Kicks Sole Provider: In the heart of Hollywood tourist territory is this boutique streetwear store which carries an extensive selection of casual Adidas shoes as well as Nike and Jordan sneakers, apparel and accessories such as Supreme skate decks. Plus they boast an inviting layout which makes shopping enjoyable!

Sneaker Row: Downtown shoe and streetwear culture has experienced dramatic expansion over the last several years, leading to South Broadway being nicknamed Sneaker Row due to a proliferation of boutique stores selling everything from Nikes and Undefeateds to Undefeateds and BAPE's. Additionally, you'll also find trend-right sneakers from brands like Converse, Adidas and Vans.

Round Two: For hip-hop footwear enthusiasts in Los Angeles, this shop is the epicenter of sneaker culture. Their selection includes vintage and brand name shoes as well as hard-to-find kicks suited for true collectors.

Zero's: Zero's in North Beach offers another excellent resource for finding hard-to-find shoes, offering both classics such as Nike Cortez as well as its latest iterations, hard-to-find styles such as Chrome Hearts and Online Ceramics. In addition, they carry an eclectic selection of home goods including Afrocentric-print hats, fitted beanies, decorative face masks and scented candles - making for a truly eclectic shopping experience!

Holy Grail: This upscale sneaker shop only stocks the latest and greatest sneaker brands and designs, including Air Jordans 1 through 23, Jordan Spiz'ikes, and Jordan Futures. Additionally, Nike Basketball apparel such as Lebron James style gear as well as Charles Barkley and Penny Hardaway gear is also offered here.

Defy Expectations: As its name implies, this boutique boasts some of the most original and special sneakers around. From rugged Vans slip-on sneakers to suede Asics and hi top Chuck Taylors - anyone wanting to stand out in a crowd should visit.

Allbirds: Studio City's eco-friendly shoe company Allbirds carries lightweight and comfortable Allbirds sneakers ideal for running, hiking and walking around town. Perfect for active people!

This shoe company boasts strong connections to both music and art scenes in LA through their Sneaker Lab program, supporting local LA artists through it and supporting various community causes including fighting poverty and supporting education. They partner with nonprofit organizations to distribute shoes to at-risk kids; furthermore their mission is "providing comfort and confidence to those in need" via shoes; they donate shoes across the nation through schools donations as well as provide free in-store shoe repair service.


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