When you become known for rocking hot shoes, you enter an exclusive club that includes Elvis, Nancy Sinatra, and even Ralph Macchio, although Elisabeth spelled it weirdly, and left him for a football player before Part II. Primed to become famous for its own superior shoe-game (starting with tonight's grand opening): Epitome.
Epitome's a futuristic, blindingly white boutique filled with exclusive footwear and boasting an ABV-designed interior with speech-bubble-esque backlit shoe shelves and busts of deer heads, all overseen by music producer Aric Rosenberg, who's seshed with OutKast, and now intends to "put the 'sole' back in Atlanta", because putting the Solé back would just make customers ask "Who Dat?". Get your sneak on via not-easily-found joints like China's recently relaunched Warrior athleisure shoes, and classic '92 Nike Air Pegasus runners, with a heel-cushioning air unit and traction-bolstering waffle pattern, thankfully not the zigzag formation of tourists lined up outside Gladys & Ron's for eight hours every day. For non-sneaker style, they've got new casuals from Gourmet, boat shoes by Sebago and Sperry, and a grip of boots from Timberland, Palladium, Red Wing, and Bed Stu, whose rugged, hand-finished leather joints are inspired by the tough streets of Brooklyn, and'll thus make your feet kind of a B.I.G. deal.
E's also got an array of Ray-Ban sunglasses, as well as Jason Markk kick-scrubbing sets, which include an 8oz bottle of premium solution and a cleaning brush, also a training method that would teach Daniel-San to block kicks, despite it not being impressive enough to get his wax on.