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3 places to treat your sneaker-loving feet

Step out with style

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To keep up with the goings-on of Atlanta and its denizens, you’re going to need a good pair of sneakers for walks on the Atlanta Beltline, navigating the crowds during festival season, and elbowing your way up to the bar during a packed dance party. Fortunately for residents, newcomers, and those crazy kids camped out in tents three nights in advance waiting Air Jordan re-releases, Atlanta’s boutiques offer some of the best sneaker options this side of the Mason-Dixon.

From Docs to Chucks and Vans to Fluevogs, if it’s trendy and you can put your foot in it, chances are they’ve got it. They specialize in Birkenstocks, too. As for the name, it’s what they used to call founder Janice Abernethy back in high school. | more...

No sneaker store in town can compete with the 63-year legacy of Walter’s Clothing. Being the old man on the block hasn’t kept Walter’s from staying hip. Try squeezing in on a Saturday and you’ll see why. Walls of Adidas, Nike, Fila, Reebok, and Converse have kept customers fresh-to-death for decades... | more...

With a lofty store space every bit as cool as its clothes, Wish carries jeans, jackets, tops, and, of course, crazy sneakers for the fashion-forward (men’s and women’s) in a book-lined basement shrine to footwear. This is your one-stop shop for the newest, latest, limited-edition sneakers. Get there... | more...

The list above first appeared in the 2014 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.