16. Classic Kicks 

Nick Santora opened Classic Kicks as a shop on Elizabeth Street in downtown NYC, and it quickly became the go-to spot for hard-to-find joints from, among many others, Vans and Puma. Long before UNDFTD flipped the Clyde, this was the place to go for all variations. The shop unfortunately closed down, but Classic Kicks the site lives on as a repository of sneaker history — from ads to catalog scans to vintage action shots. Lose yourself.