With so many options, online and otherwise, to cop sneakers nowadays, the local spot has fallen out of grace. Whether it be intentional or not, this isn't a good thing — the local sneaker shop is an integral part of the sneaker community. From things likes building a ramp in the back like in L.A. at Brooklyn Projects or becoming a staple in the community like Burn Rubber in Detroit, the local shop should not be overlooked. If you still need some convincing, here are a few reasons you should be copping from your local sneaker shop whenever possible. 

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