BodegaShelfSpaceLeadHalf 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 buyer/manager/owner who put them there.

As we continue our mission of bringing you the insides of the best sneaker spots from around the U.S., we stop in at Bodega, located in Boston. Oliver Mak, one of the owners of Bodega took us through 10 of the hottest sneakers currently sitting on its shelves. Keep reading below to see the shop's picks and what Oliver has to say about each...

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sneakersNstuff (SNS) x Converse Lovikka Chuck, $90
"Beautiful material realized by our European amigos. The branding detail is original and fragile, like a Belle and Sebastian song."

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Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi Pendleton Sk8-Hi LX, $130
"Two American heritage brands flipped by Taka. Great detailing all over the shoe and the choice of materials is balanced."

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Vans Vault x Taka Hayashi Akat LX, $130
"Another Taka creation. Great suede on this one."

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Converse JP Zips, $100
"Released for the 75th anniversary of the Purcell. The lacing system makes no sense but it's dope."

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Damien Hirst x Converse (PRODUCT)RED Chuck Taylor All Star, $100
"Your chance to own a Limited Edition Damien Hirst print for lo dolo."

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Pointer Mathieson, $144
"You can skate in them or quit your job in them—casual fridays (NH)."

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Clae Whitman, $90
"Comfy take on the wingtip. Sung blessed me with my first pair of Claes and I became a believer the moment I laced them up."

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Clae Kennedey Denim, $80
"Denim + gum sole—Nike 6.0 bit a lot of Clae for its Sp10 collection."

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Bodega x Palladium Fisticuffs, $130
"Our first boot with Palladium. Lightweight and sleek shit kickers.."

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Bodega x Lacoste Broadwick, $130
"Our second sneaker with Lacoste for the Legends Program. Pay attention to the contrast in material placement."

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Bodega
6 Clearway St.
Boston, MA 02115
info@bdgastore.com

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