15. Paragon Sporting Goods
Location: New York, NY
Years of Operation: 1908-Present
Paragon Sporting Goods
What makes Paragon so great isn't what makes most of today's sneaker stores great. Back in the '70s Paragon only had a small sneaker wall, but it carried one of the widest arrays of running and basketball sneakers in NYC. The fact that they're still in existence today speaks to their authenticity and product knowledge.