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.
As we continue our mission of bringing you inside the best sneaker spots from around the U.S., we stop in at Wish, located in Atlanta. Alex Maeland and Frank Cooke gave us a look at 10 of the hottest sneakers currently sitting on their shelves. Hit the jump to see all their picks, as well as what they have to say about each one.
Vans x Wish Sophie, Call For Pricing
"Showing our women's customers some love, we teamed up with Vans to make a pea coat SMU of the Vans Sophie. The shoe will release this holiday season and, with its classic design and great price point, it will be a sure shot for the ladies."
Reebok Pump Omni Lite, $115
"Even though I was only 5 years old I will not forget Dee Brown covering his eyes and winning the 1991 NBA Dunk Contest. These are such nostalgic shoes; it was an instant classic for me."
Luker Adidas Superstar 80's By Neighborhood, $155
"The Luker Superstar 80 is crafted in such a superb manner and is a personal favorite of the owner of the shop. The materials used by designer Kazuki Kuraishi are constructed to give this shoe a luxurious feel."
Air Foamposite One Pearl, $200
"Such an iconic shoe. This is definitely a trademark shoe for all of my DMV homies!"
Air Jordan BIN 23 XIII, $175
"We were so stoked to release these shoes following the other Bin releases of the Jordan II and IX. Wish is the only store in ATL to receive Bin releases and we were so happy to see this silhouette done in this grown-up color way!"
Parra x Converse First String (RED), $75
"Let's Paint the Town! LOL! Not only is this shoe hot, but it's also for a good cause. Shout out to Parra and his awesome design. It is always good to see artists get a chance to use shoes as their canvas."
Vans Vault x Wish x MLB Braves, $300
"We were thrilled to be a part of this collaboration with Vans and the MLB, especially since our Braves are doing so well this year. The premium leather and the limited quantities made this shoe a top pick for this list."
Gourmet Quadici, $125
"The Quadici duck boot by Gourmet has a leather and rubber mix that plays very well. It has a sporty outsole and great padding for comfort that just put a one-of-a-kind twist on a duck boot."
Red Wing Grey Chukka, $230
"Let's get ready for fall and holiday! Founded in 1905, Red Wing continues to make classic boots that are stylish in this day and age. With such a clean look, this boot had to make our list."
Nike Aina Chukka, $95
"Featuring a full-grain suede upper and woven texture on the side panels, this is a new and refreshing shoe for Nike. We loved the navy colorway and think it is an awesome shoe just in time for fall."
447 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
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