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 store owner who put them there.

This week, we checked in with P-Rod's Primitive Shoes down in Encino, CA. Andy Netkin, CEO of Primitive, took us through 10 of the store's hottest sneakers and spoke to us about each one. Hit the jump to see Andy's picks and a few bonus pics courtesy of Herman Jiminez, Roxanne Bixler, and Elizabeth Clarizio. If you are in the Encino area, be sure to stop by Primitive, located at 17060 Ventura Blvd.

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Vans x Acapulco Gold - Moda High, $79.99
"This silhouette is the Moda Hi, a fusion of the SK8-Hi and Mountain Edition Hi. New York's Acapulco Gold brings a classic design approach with this green/gray/white colorway. I've heard that this was inspired by the Adidas Rod Laver, but haven't confirmed. The upper is made of suede/leather, with accents like embossed logos, boot-style laces, and white mesh."

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Supra - "Suprawood" Vaider, $129.99
"Featuring star-perf side panels, gold accents and TUF construction, the "Suprawood" Vaider pays homage to 413's home in the heart of Hollywood, California. Limited to 1,000 pairs worldwide, this latest 413 Edition Supra is only available at a very select few boutiques across the country."

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Nike - Air Max 95 Blue Slate, $144.99
"Yet another release of one of its timeless colorways, Nike drops the Blue Slate Air Max 95. Originally released in 1996, the shoe features a predominately mesh upper, with multi-toned blue and black suede side panels. Further complemented with a white leather toe cap, this is one of the more exciting spring releases from Nike. "

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Nike SB - P.Rod 2.5, $74.99
"Released as a Quick Strike, this P-Rod 2.5 in a gray/blue colorway looks very clean and also features some minor hits of red."

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Clae - Wool Russell, $129.99
"Clae brings the dressy and clean look to a comfortable cupsole sneaker. They continue to work with fine materials, this time opting for wool."

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Air Jordan XI - "Silver Anniversary", $150
"Taking on the iconic AJ XI design, these Air Jordan "Silver Anniversary" 11s are done up in a tonal white colorway, of course boasting a patent-leather upper with premium leather and canvas paneling. Definitely one of the nicer releases from this year's Silver Anniversary Collection."

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CONS - CTS High Quick Strike, $98.99
"This limited-edition Chuck Taylor Skate High features high-grade perforated leather and a Varvatos-style clear bottom. The tonal toe cap maintains a clean execution."

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Nike SB - Dunk High Grand Purple/Black, $92.99
"Seen here is the latest Dunk High from the Nike SB camp, worked up in a classic tri-tone colorway of grand purple and black with white highlights. Surely a nice change of pace from the louder design schemes."

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Adidas x 10.Deep - "Raw Dog" Stan Smith Mid, $174.99
"This joint effort, named "Raw Dogs" sees O.G. New York based streetwear brand 10.Deep sprinkle some of their style on the Stan Smith Mid to produce a version worthy of both brands' combined heritage."

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The Hundreds - Johnson Low, $63.99
"The Johnson Low features two-tone canvas uppers and a matching pinstripe around the midsoles."

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BONUS PICS

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Primitive
17060 Venture Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 479-7171

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