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Meet the 10 Companies That All Sneakerheads Need to Know & Shop This Holiday Season

1) Sole Premise 

Sole Premise is a leading luggage brand designed to carry up to five pairs of shoes, a week’s worth of clothes, a laptop, travel accessories and more. Founded in 2017, the Orlando-based company boasts a patented, TSA-approved Signature Design luggage featuring a waterproof and water-resistant barrier together with versatile padded compartments. Since its inception, Sole Premise has expanded its collection, releasing a broad assortment of roller bags, shoe bags, daily bags and duffles. The best-selling brand has also worked with a number of notable sports organizations, including the NBA, NFL and MLB. 

2) Pink Miracle

Launched in 1985, Pink Miracle is a premier shoe care brand developed to revitalize and restore discolored or stained footwear to its original, youthful form. Pink Miracle features a highly concentrated cleaning and conditioning solution fit for various fabric types, from leather, suede and vinyl to nubuck, canvas and cloth. Since the company’s transition to the digital market in 2012, Pink Miracle has expanded its product portfolio of sneaker cleaners, including its recently released Pink Miracle Quick Wipes, ideal for quick, on-the-go cleaning. The top-selling brand has also partnered with Comedian, Actor and “World’s Greatest Salesman” Kenny Brooks (@funnysalesman) to demonstrate the efficacy of their cleaning products through playfully witty door-to-door skits. 

3) Courtside Kicks 

Courtside Kicks is a newly-launched streetwear store created by longtime friends Spencer Reith, Kenan Wilson and Danny Sullivan. During the height of COVID-19, the founders and fellow sneaker collectors conceived the idea for Courtside Kicks, a brick-and-mortar business that specializes in providing premium quality, hard-to-find sneakers and streetwear apparel. Headquartered in Natick, MA, the company employs a buy-sell-trade business model, ensuring a comprehensive collection of expertly curated products at competitive prices.

4) Bullseye Sneaker Boutique

Bullseye Sneaker Boutique showcases a carefully curated collection of authenticated designer, luxury and streetwear products derived from the world’s most coveted brands. Developed by veteran sneakerheads James Lattanzi and Carson Perlaki, the duo opened their first retail location in late 2020 and have since evolved into a multi-million dollar company. The fast-rising streetwear boutique features an extensive selection of premium quality sneakers and apparel by brands like Air Jordan, Adidas, Nike, Chrome Hearts, VLONE, Supreme, BAPE, YEEZY and more. 

5) Social Studies Brand

Social Studies Brand is a forward-thinking, LA-based sneaker company that employs a non-conformist approach to modern fashion. Fueled by the future of footwear, Social Studies provides technologically-driven, limited-edition sneakers crafted with upcycled bamboo, premium leather detailing, and other unique features such as their removable, stainless steel plaque and chain. Since the brand’s 2020 launch, they’ve established the Social Experience, an appointment-only location situated in West LA on the southwest intersection of Pico and Barrington. 

6) Size Up Apparel

Established in 2012, Size Up Apparel offers a wide range of elevated streetwear and athleisure for both men and women. Developed by Founder and CEO Chase Campbell, Size Up Apparel was born out of necessity after Campbell’s father was laid off during the automotive industry crisis. With less than $100 in his bank account, Campbell began selling clothes and hand-delivering products to local customers. Size Up Apparel has since evolved into eight brick-and-mortar stores across the United States together with a rapidly expanding e-commerce platform. The clothing brand has recently released its Tri-Stretch Denim Pant featuring a smooth, premium quality fabric designed for lasting comfort. 

7) Tradeblock

Tradeblock is the first-of-its-kind sneaker trading platform designed for novice collectors, veteran shoe enthusiasts and sneakerheads alike. Launched in 2020 by childhood friends and Co-Founders Tony Malveaux and Darren Smith, Tradeblock was developed to provide a simple, secure trading outlet that collectors could easily navigate. Comparable to fantasy sports, the app enables users to safely catalog their collections and exchange shoes with other community members. Tradeblock highlights an array of features such as a personalized digital closet, wishlist and a readily accessible trading process that allows users to receive, counter and accept potential offers. 

8) Sneaker Throne

Founded in 2018, Sneaker Throne is a fast-rising shoe case brand that allows sneaker enthusiasts of every level–whether novice collectors or veteran sneakerheads–to proudly showcase their best kicks. The Sneaker Throne 2.0 features a luxurious, minimalistic display case crafted with high-quality wood, acrylic doors and remote LED strips. The California-based brand has since worked with several household companies, including Adidas and Under Armor together with various NBA, NFL and MLB athletes. Most recently, Sneaker Throne has collaborated with NBALAB to produce custom decal wrap kits, allowing customers and NBA fans to represent their most beloved teams with premium quality, detachable vinyl panels.

9) Looksee 

Looksee Designs specializes in high-quality acrylic sneaker display cases. Founded in Goodyear, AZ, the design company showcases a magnetic side drop door for improved accessibility, an interlocking mechanism that allows sneaker collectors to stack displays as high as they can reach and dimensions that can display up to a US size 14 high top. Produced with premium quality polypropylene plastic, the brand’s sleek display cases are perfect for highlighting every type of shoe collection, no matter how small or versatile. Looksee Designs has since collaborated with several prominent sneaker brands such as Nike, Adidas and Puma.

10) Urban Necessities 

Urban Necessities is a Las Vegas-based sneaker boutique launched in 2014 by seasoned collector and Founder Jaysse Lopez. Within the first four months of opening, Urban Necessities acquired over $1 million in sales and, since then, has risen in reputation as one of the most prominent sneaker consignment stores in the industry. The boutique offers a vast range of sought-after, collectible sneakers and streetwear from beloved brands such as Nike and Adidas.

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  1. Venezia

    January 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Has anyone shopped at City Vapor Ecig Shop in 102 B High St?

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