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The 50 Best Sneaker Stores of All Time

2. Blue Ribbon Sports

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Years of Operation: 1967-1978

THE FIRST STORE TO EVER SELL NIKES. Though not much more can be said, Blue Ribbon Sports (later Athletics West) opened up shop by Onitsuka Tigers, and eventually sold a soccer shoe (not so ironically named the Nike) and was the launching pad for what is now the most mammoth sneaker brand in existence.

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