Date: October 2009

One of the last of the old-style sneaker stores, San Francisco's Harputs had been the go-to spot for adidas since it first opened (in Oakland) in 1978. People literally came from around the world to pay homage, and its vintage stock was second to none. There's still a Harputs in SF - Harputs OWN - but the focus is on fashion and design, and for the old heads, it just isn't the same.