Where to Do Your Holiday Sneaker Shopping

Sneaker Pawn Shop
A wall of collectable sneakers on display at a buy-and-sell store.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

With the holiday shopping season getting into full swing, it’s time to start crossing items off your list now so you don’t get stuck scrambling for ideas at the last minute.

If you’re already well-acquainted with your local sneaker boutique and can’t seem to find what you’re looking for from chain retailers such as Foot Locker, it may be time to splurge a bit and browse the selections at buy-and-sell and consignment shops.

New buy-and-sell stores pop up on a daily basis, but Footwear News has narrowed them down to the best of the best to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.

Round Two A look inside Vintage by Round Two. Instagram: @oglukemook

Round Two
Best for: 
Rare deadstock and gently used vintage sneakers and apparel ranging from original 1985 Air Jordan 1s to obscure Polo Ralph Lauren items.
Locations: Los Angeles and Richmond, Va.

Stadium Goods A group of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2s line the counter at Stadium Goods. Instagram: @stadiumgoods

Stadium Goods
Best for: 
A carefully curated selection of the latest in hard-to-find sneakers and trending apparel, including Supreme.
Locations: New York City

Index The shoe wall at Index consignment store. Instagram: @indexportland

Best for: 
Rare player editions and sample sneakers you won’t find anywhere else.
Locations: Portland, Ore.

Sole Supremacy A drop-off from a customer at Sole Supremacy. @solesupremacy

Sole Supremacy
Best for: 
Finding deals on new and gently used sneakers from their wide selection of customer buy-outs.
Locations: Newark, Calif.

Rif A customer shops at Rif’s Los Angeles location. Instagram: @riflosangeles

Best for: 
Rare deadstock sneakers, including Nike Mags, early 2000s-era Supreme collaborations and more.
Locations: Los Angeles and San Francisco

Flight Club The Air Jordan wall at Flight Club. Flight Club

Flight Club
Best for: 
Browsing a massive selection of deadstock sneakers ranging from general-release Air Jordans to sold-out Adidas Yeezy Boosts.
Locations: Los Angeles and New York City

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