Location: New York, NY

Years of Operation: 1984-2010

Every business venture's got to start out somewhere. Setting up shop as a convenience store that sold roach motels, Broadway Sneakers quickly garnered popularity by selling so many adidas Superstars that sales reps thought they were wholesaling. To distinguish themselves even further, they even bought special markers from nearby Pearl Paint to add colors to their white-on-white Superstars. Later, Broadway Sneakers expanded from their SoHo base and became Training Camp, with multiple locations across NYC.