RIME, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1. Adidas Originals’ Jeremy Scott leopard sneakers
2. Nike Foamposites in red
3. Danner boots
Top trend: “We’re seeing a lot of interesting women’s sneakers. It’s nice that the brands are addressing that — it’s been a boy’s world, a little bit,” said owner Susan Boyle. “There’s still a lot of retro going on, but people are trying to create a new market space for casual sneakers.”
RARE BREED FOOTWEAR, Red Bank, N.J.
1. Vans California line
2. Saucony Elite styles
3. Reebok Pumps
Top trend: “A really clean — I hate to say the preppy— look, but definitely more clean and mature,” said co-owner Stephen Perri. “A lot of my clients like the tonal stuff, not so much the crazy colors.”
SPORTIE LA, Los Angeles
1. Adidas Gazelle
2. Skytop by Supra
3. Nike Free
Top trend: “Lightweight running has been here and it continues. And we’re still doing well with high-tops,” co-owner Isack Fadlon said.