5 Best Custom Sneaker Spots in NYC
If you're on the east coast and looking for the best spots for high end kicks, this is the list for you.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Even if you can't afford to buy, these temples of kicks are dope enough to simply browse.
1. Premium Laces
This spot is a shoeheads dream. If retro Nike's are your addiction and you find yourself buying kicks you know you can't afford Premium Laces might just be the spot for you to feed your addiction. Some of the premium kicks could run you over $2,500! That is not a misprint, they actually have kicks that cost that much money. All I know is if you're dropping that kind of loot on some kicks you better not wear them on the court. This is THE spot for premium kicks in NYC.
2. Future Kicks
This is a custom kicks haven. The sneakers will run a minimum of $100 and the custom artwork will be at least another $150, but if you can work within those general budget constraints you can get some pretty amazing sneakers. Future Kicks can make your specific customization dreams come true. You can even get them dipped in Swarovski crystals. This will add another $1,500 to the price tag, so just a heads-up on that one. Future Kicks don't play.
Ronnie Fieg went from creative director and buyer for footwear chain David Z to opening up Kith that has become one of the premiere custom shoe spots in NYC and the world. Some of their top picks include Supra leather and leopard pony hair high tops ($125) and adidas SLVR canvas kicks for ($200). This is a shop that combines both high end dope kicks and custom apparel, so drop in and get all your urban apparel needs taken care of.
4. Flight Club
The Flight Club is where those that know bring their custom kicks to be sold. They feature more than 1,000 models to pick from including the much hyped Nike Air Foamposite Galaxy ($1,100 – $1,600). Yes, this is not for those without serious cash on hand. The Flight Club is light on fluff and deep in kicks.
5. Premium Goods
Premium Goods is a spot for lovers of both sneaker heads and premium gear. Clarence Nathan has kicks for those with a little less money in their wallets, but still maintains high end options too. You could get some elusive New Balance kicks for as low as $45, but still find vintage Nikes for well over $200. Good diversity of product and price range.
Photo Credit: Premium Laces