50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever

Flight Club Opens in NYC

Date: April 2006

Shops with rows upon rows of Saran-wrapped classic sneakers were common enough in Japan, but until NYC's Flight Club opened in April of 2006, they didn't exist in the U.S.. Now it's hard to imagine a time when they didn't. Similar stores have popped up around the country - RIF in L.A., ATC in Miami - but you have to respect the originators.

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