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The 50 Best Sneaker Stores of All Time

4. Harput's

Location: San Francisco, CA

Years of Operation: 1979-2009

As legend goes, Turk Harput bartered his 1976 Volvo 230 in return for 1,000 sneakers. Contrary to most sneaker stores today, Harput — in true hoarder fashion — never rid his store of sneakers that didn't sell, but rather held onto them as if his store was a warehouse for sneakers to vintage like a fine wine. The result? A shop that was basically a time machine for extremely rare and original adidas sneakers and athletic wear. A complete gem for anyone who had a chance to visit.

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