Online sneaker stores disappear every day, while new ones sprout out to replace them. There are tons of sneaker stores that cater exclusively just to Nike, athletic shoes, or street culture. Here's a list of reliable sneaker retailers that exist to serve the STYLE side of sneaker mania, and have managed to withstand the test of time.
The Nike Outlet store carries shoes at least 20% off the retail price. This can have almost no effect on already expensive shoes, but it's a good place to check out discontinued Nike sneakers and merchandise. If you can't find what you want here, then always check Ebay for better prices, Nike's bestsellers, Jordan, rare sneakers, or sold-out editions.itions.
Probably one of the oldest online sneakers for a good kicks is MITA. This is where old school sneakerheads would locate rare sneaker finds way before anyone else could. Exclusive Asian drops can be found here, and tons of limited editions.
3. Flight Club
Flight Club LA or Flight Club NY both offer online access to their inventories via their host site: flightclub.com.If you're in the market for hard-to-find kicks, this would be a good place to contact. Also, if you have kicks you want to sell, they'll list them online for you and handle all the gritty details for a small commission.
Based out of Poland, Dr Sneaker offers great insight into sneaker culture in Central Europe. They are the first official Nike Sportswear flagship store in Poland. If you're looking for vintage or original selections, Dr Sneaker may have what you're looking for and ships worldwide.
5. Finish Line
Finish Line can be found in almost every mall across America, allowing them to carry one of the largest inventories of sneakers in the country. Sneakers are systematically put on the shelves when they release, and sizes can be tracked from their database with access to all their stores.
Selling 100% authentic products, here you can find rare sneakers for good prices. All items are guaranteed and this seller started as an Ebay powerseller before creating his own retail space online. So basically you've got a sneakerhead catering to other sneakerheads.
Another old school sneaker hut for sneakersheads is Eastbay. Those looking for cool colorways need to know that Eastbay used to be the treasure palace for unique color combos. How so? Eastbay is a leading world supplier of athletic shoes, clothing and sports equipment. It was established to meet the performance needs of local high school and college athletes within Central Wisconsin. Because Eastbay caters to local and national sport teams, they have the ability to make kicks in unusual color arrangements, and this is the main reason sneakerheads have been shopping here since the late 80s.
If there could be a candy store for sneakers, this would be it. Based in Italy, Sneakers offers the most colorful and widest selection of sneakers in Europe. They're worth checking out if you can't find a European release in your country.
10. Extra Butter
Extra Butter only sells 100% authentic deadstock products (outdated or discontinued sneakers). So if you're looking for hard-to-find or unusual sneakers, then this is a great place to start. All products come with their original boxes and packaging, including retro and/or authenticity cards (when applicable). Carrying brands such as Extra Butter, 10Deep, 3Sixteen, Adidas, Air Jordan, Alife, Amongst Friends, ANMLHSE, Booger Kids, CMarty Mar, G.P.P.R., Married to the MOB, Mighty Healthy, Mishka, New Balance, Nike, and tons more, this spot offers the best of both coasts.
11. Foot Locker
For commercial releases, Foot Locker is a leading global athletic footwear and apparel retailer. Its stores offer the latest in athletic-inspired performance products, manufactured primarily by the leading athletic brands. Foot Locker offers products for a wide variety of activities including basketball, running, and training. Its 1,911 stores are located in 21 countries including 1,171 in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam, 129 in Canada, 518 in Europe, and a combined 93 in Australia and New Zealand. They ship anywhere.