Half of the sneaker game is knowing what kicks are out when, and which shops have them. Our Shelf Space column looks at what shops around the country are stocking in a given week and gives a quick glimpse into the mind of the store owner who put them there.

This week, we took a look at what Commonweath currently has on their shelves. Eric Wiggins, one of the managers of the Virgina-based shop, took the time to pick out 10 of its hottest kicks and tell us a little about each one. Hit the jump to see Eric's selections and be sure to check out Commonwealth, located at 717 W. 21st Street in Norfolk, VA.

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Vans x Knoll - Mountain Edition LX, $110
"The Mountain Edition has to be my favorite model from Vans. Teaming up with the Knoll design firm to create a durable, almost vinyl-like material make these a must-have."

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Clarks Desert Boot, $100
"Clarks will always stand the test of time. The Desert Boot is one of the cleanest models in my opinion. Dress it up or down, they just look great with anything."

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Vans Vault Sk-Hi LX "Baltimore Orioles", $300
"With no existing Vault account in Baltimore, we were honored when Vans and MLB chose Norfolk (which houses the Orioles farm team) to carry this ultra-limited release."

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New Balance 574 Sonic Welded, $90
"New Balance has been and always will be a staple in the DMV. This seamless version of the classic silhouette has proven to be no different."

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Clae Russell, $110
"Treading the line between athletic and leisure, Clae has been winning since 2001. From the court to the club, you'll never be out of place wearing these. A favorite every season."

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Stüssy x Dr. Marten - Hambleton, $130
"Stüssy and the Doc already knocked one out the park with the Tyler Boot. It was no surprise when they were back at it with the Hambleton. Excellent execution."

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Sperry Topsider, $95
"Sperry has been on the feet of locals for over 70 years. With the beach just minutes away, it's a no-brainer that the Topsider is one of the favorites in the shop."

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Native Miller, $45
"Comfortable, affordable, and fashionable. Definitely hitting up the shores of Virginia Beach with these all summer."

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Comme des Garçons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor, $105
"As with most of their collection, CDG keeps it simple. Sometimes this would be a bad thing, with the Converse collab. However, it's done just right."

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Gourmet Quattro, $85
"Ever since its inception, Gourmet has been one of the better sellers in the shop. This "ballistic" edition of the popular Quattro model ensures a shoe that will stand up to the harshest of conditions. These are currently my go-to basketball shoes, breakin' ankles and necks!"

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Commonwealth
717 W. 21st Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-3372

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