The sneaker game can be tough to keep up with, what with all the new styles, limited-release colorways, and...WTF? They have a Pump that happens, like, instantly? And you only have to carry around a whole bunch of CO2 cartridges at all times? Hello, future! For a shop specializing in the ones you may have missed, check out Premier League
Previously existing as an eBay store until they realized this Internet thing hasn't quite taken off yet and decided to expand to a brick 'n mortar, PL's a sun-streaked gallery with shoebox wallpaper and shelf-upon-shelf of 300+, often-limited-edition Nikes that're deadstock, meaning they're
actually just your Bear Stearns holdings vintage and in pristine condition. Things kick (heyoo!!) off, as they should, with Jordans, from a couple takes on the 1s and one pair of the coveted 11s, plus 20 or so Air Force 1s in all manner of hues (black patent with a sparkly silver swoosh? Oh yes.), and even more hi- and low-top Dunks, including some from '09 in gray leather and tweed, which, in a Philly first, isn't stripped completely bare. They're also rife with esoterics like orange-accented Air Trainer SC Bo Jacksons, the high-tech-looking '06-vintage black & yellow Air Stabs, awesomely moon boot-esque Foamposite Pros in Electric Green, and even some Air Pennys, which many sneakerheads have wanted ever since they were Lil'
PL will buy any shoes they deem up to their standards off you, and'll sometimes work on an 80/20 consignment basis. Due to the nature of the deadstockness, inventory is often limited to a single pair and size, so move fast, or else you'll be left with...HOLY CRAP, LA Gears have lights in them now?!