Top 10 independent sneaker stores in United States

If you consider yourself to be a sneaker head, any trip around the country doesn’t make sense if you don’t make a stop at a sneaker place to cop a new pair.

In order for you not to waste time looking for a good location to shop, we decided to research for the best independent sneaker stores in United States.All of them have impressive locations, powerful brands, and a good connection for the most important brand releases. Let’s see what we got!


BAIT is set to be way more than an average shop, and it’s actually a combination of Pop culture things, including sneakers. If you’re ever in Diamond Bar, California you can visit the BAIT store to cop vinyls, artwork, and some of the freshest releases when it comes to sneakers.


If you’re visiting Boston, Massachusetts be sure to pass by the Bodega. You’ll be able to see top streetwear items, exclusive collaborations, and some of the best releases that the sneaker game has to offer.

Saint Alfred

Based in Chicago, Saint Alfred is one of the best sneaker boutiques in the country. Founded in 2005 by Nike Sportswear representative, Ian Ginoza, the shop offers a good selection of clothing, accessories and some of the best kicks. Some brands that can be found there include Nike, Jordan and New Balance.


Founded in 2002, Undefeated currently has 3 locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. The store has an unmatched selection of premium goods, and they also managed to find their way into major retail locations while setting the bar really high for other stores.


Concepts was established in 1996 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The store is one of the first stores to retail footwear, menswear, sportswear, actions sports, premium denim and outwear goods. They did a great job up until this point and for the brand’s 20th anniversary the store was expanded internationally with Concepts International.


From YEEZY Boosts to Air Jordan 1 Chicago, Philly store UBIQ gets all the releases that matter regardless if they’re new or old. The retailer is well supplied, and does a good job to keep up with the public’s request.


Based in Cleveland, XHIBITION aims to combine art, design, and fashion in just one store. They have a ton of live events, special collaborative products and good brands, all matched with a great store.

Union LA

Union has a little bit of everything when it comes to merchandise. Sneakers, high end fashion, and streetwear combined together for one impressive location you should check out if you’re ever in Los Angeles.


KITH was created in 2011, and now they are the proud owners of four New York City locations. The store also provides appeal under their own brand for both men and women while being able to maintain as one of the most progressive retail establishments in United States. That adds up considering the fact that Ronnie Fieg is the owner.

Flight Club

Flight Club takes pride in being one of the most trusted sources to purchase sneakers ever since 1999. Their first location was opened in 2005 in New York, and ever since the store is known to do great business with their 80/20 policy.

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