Photo courtesy of DripLA
Finding solid, reliable, and trendy kicks can be tough, but thankfully, we’ve searched far and wide across Los Angeles to help our sneakerheads find the best shoes for any experience. Below, you’ll find a list of our top five favorite sneaker stores in Los Angeles.
More than just your average sneaker store, Blends has blossomed its reputation over the past ten years to bring quality, trendy, and sporty footwear to the masses. Blends recently collaborated with Vans last month, and they released their “Peacoat” Blends x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX. The store does not focus on one particular brand. Instead, they carry rare releases from Nike SBs to Chucks and Jeremy Scott’s Coture Adidas. Looking for more casual and athletic kicks too? Blends has your back.
725 South Los Angeles Street
+1 213 626 6607
Making its debut its Richmond, VA, the three passionate dudes behind the storefront needed an outlet to share their favorite kicks with the world. Three years later, Round Two launched two different stores, with one in the heart of Los Angeles. The founders are dedicated to their mission of providing affordable and sought-after kicks. The greatest thing about Round Two is the exceptional and friendly service, not to mention the store’s daily merchandise updates.
7320 Melrose Avenue
Another innovative and modern destination, Brooklyn Projects, is the brainchild of Dominick DeLuca, which is also a boutique clothing retail store and an art gallery. The location also has a mini skateboard ramp in its backyard, inviting boarders to test out their new kicks on the ramp. The ramp was also skated on by legends Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi. Brooklyn Projects is known for executing exclusive and rare collaborations, like Nike SB on the 2013 release of the Dunk Low Walk of Fame.
7427 Melrose Avenue
+1 323 658 3030
This reliable and go-to sneaker shop has been a favorite for thousands of skateboarders, dubbing the store a classic for over thirty years. You can easily recognize Sportie LA simply due to the shop’s unique graffiti on the outside, which locals often use as a backdrop for their photos. Sportie LA does carry fresh and brand new items, but it’s mostly known for having an extensive array of retro kicks.
7753 & 7763 Melrose Ave
+1 323 651 1553
Located in the heart of Los Angeles on Hollywood Boulevard, DripLA often sees many tourists thanks to the store’s wide array of products and inventory. The store specializes in vast Adidas wear, and they’re also known for carrying Nike sneakers and apparel, mostly Jordans. The store offers a modern appeal with a clean and unique layout that helps ease the shopping experience.
374 Hollywood Blvd.
+1 323 468 1881
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