Sportie LA 

Location: 7753 and 7454 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 

Established in '85, the classic sneaker shop carries any and every brand you could possibly want (and some you probably forgot existed). From the jump the graffiti-style art on the wall sets the store apart, and when you walk in and see the waves of kicks (some that have been sitting there longer than you've been alive), you know you're taken care of. This is how sneaker stores used to be — and still should be.