2060 Jericho Tpke. East Northport, NY 631-493-2333
The hip store not only caters to sneakerheads but soccer kids and serious runners, too. Still, it's the exclusive sneaker releases that bring out the crowds, employees say.
"We get extremely loyal customers," says Erika Schaefer, 23, who is studying sneaker design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
"There's a uniqueness and a history behind it," employee Chris Moore, 22, of Amityville says of the sneaker craze. "It's like opening a present at Christmas."