Lighted summer sneaker trends + local spots to get your next pair
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Sneakerheads, get up! Sneakers have picked up on summer trends and “looks like they’re here to stay”. They are comfortable and versatile, and you can wear them with anything. Fancy a pair? Here are 6 local spots with all your sneaker needs.
1. Fleet Feet Birmingham
Sneakers aren’t just for show. Need a pair for your fit lifestyle? They’ve got you covered. Fleet Feet offers a wide range of stylish running sneakers suitable for your active leisure.
Owners Jay and Laura Middleton believe in the power of movement and running. So why not run your race in style? If you’re in Vestavia, stop by and grab a pair for your next workout.
Looking for sneakers that no one else will have? This is the place for you. Located in Five Points South, Alchemy has everything but your typical shoes. They have a variety of accessories, clothing and of course, sneakers.
Owner Ace Graham started the business five years ago and has supplied Southside with the most exclusive merchandise for three years. This place will have you toss your classic Air Force Ones to the side.
3. Gus Mayer
Are you organizing a semi-formal event but don’t want to wear dress shoes? Gus Mayer is my reference. The upscale selection of specialty department stores at Summit will have all their eyes on you.
You can find shoe brands like P448, Phillipe Model, and Vintage Havana – no shoe is the same! They have everything from feathered laces, snakeskin, sequins, whatever you want. These sneakers will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of a magazine.
4. The shoe clinic
Can’t let go of your favorite pair of sneakers? Meet the shoe clinic at Five Points South. You can have your shoes repaired and resell them all in one place. Can you say like new?
While you fix your sneakers, get a bespoke vintage t-shirt to match their in-house graphic designer.
5. Baskets Inc. Birmingham
Nike, Converse, Jordans — Sneakers Inc. Birmingham has it all. You won’t leave empty-handed after visiting this store. Additionally, you can sell an old pair and buy a new one. It’s the perfect place to unleash the sneakerhead in you.
6. The way of memory
90s theme party? Complete your look with a vintage pair from Memory Lane. They’ll buy that pair of sneakers deep in your wardrobe that you haven’t really worn and sell you some that you’ve only seen in return photos.
Located in the heart of downtown Bessemer, Memory Lane offers vintage items from the 80s to early 2000s. Don’t be fooled by the word vintage, you can always find the latest styles.