Half of the sneaker game is knowing what kicks are out when, and which shops have them. Our Shelf Space column looks at what shops around the country are stocking in a given week, and gives a quick glimpse into the mind of the buyer/manager/owner who put them there.

We really can't wait for summer, and we've been going nuts with the skate shoes. Did you check the Best Skate Pro Models For Sale Now from yesterday? We figured we'd check in with the real pros and stop in at KCDC in Brooklyn to see what the best skate shop in NY had to offer. Mike Hastings, the buyer, walked us through 10 of the shop's best sellers and told us a little about each one. Hit the jump to see what Mike has to say and make sure you stop in KCDC (90 N. 11th St. in Brooklyn, NY)...

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Vans - E Street Gudauskas, $40.99
"The Vans E-Street is a very low-profile and lightweight shoe. The footbed resembles the ones found on sandals, so it's great for wearing without socks. An awesome shoe for the street or the beach."

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Vans - Chukka Low Chris Pfanner, $55.99
"The Vans Chukka is the essential skate shoe. It has enough padding, but keeps a simple, classic look. You can't go wrong with these in any color."

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Converse - Pappalardo OX, $65.99
"These take it back to the reemergence of the One Star style that was popular among skaters in the early '90s. By far Converse's best skate shoe."

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Emerica - Wino, $36
"Your everyday cruiser. Not too much in terms of skate function, but at the price, it's a great everyday sneaker. Low-profile shoes have been popular lately and these are super-comfortable. Besides, it's a cheap way to show off your ankles."

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Vans - Andy Kessler Old Skool, $70
"A legendary Syndicate project from a legendary NY skater. A must have for any real collector. R.I.P Andy."

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DVS - Berra 3 CT Berrics, $61
"We held the release party for this special collaboration project with Wednesdays With Reda. These shoes are a little more durable than most shoes on this list, and they even come with a free bag of Reda coffee."

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Vans - Authentic, $45
"The Vans Authentic is a timeless classic. Keeping people fresh since 1966."

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Emerica - High Laced, $56
"A simple, all-canvas, all-black-everything high-top. This shoe caters to hipsters, skaters, your Mom, and your Dad."

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Nike SB - Stefan Janoski, $75
"The Janoskis are a very minimal, dress-like shoe featuring Zoom Air insoles. More cushion for the pushin'."

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Vans - AV6, $56
"The Vans AV6 has a core skate feel with a classic look. They come with OrthoLite insoles for added support, comfort, and performance. These are pretty much an Old Skool that slipped into an Era."

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KCDC
90 N. 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-9006

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