Santa might be satisfied with his North Pole stylin’ boots, but on Melrose Ave. there are plenty of great sneakers and shoes to keep everyone in fashion-conscious footwear for the holidays. Here are some of the hottest gifts for shoe lovers stepping down the avenue.
From collectible toys to streetwear and shoes, Bait focuses on the cutting edge. Find Yeezys and other top sellers such as the Adidas Consortium Men Crazy8 A/D Workshop, and Nike Men Airforce, as well as shoes for women and kids. Even your toddler will look his best at pre-school in Air Jordan 11 Retro footwear, also in stock.
With a range of boards, shoes, accessories, and streetwear, Brooklyn Projects is more than just a hip skate shop, although it’s that, too. Here, Adidas and Nike SB skate boarding shoes are top holiday sellers for the festive feet on the boards.
7427 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The shoes are always changing at this uber popular consignment shop. To find out when to do your Santa-shopping, become a member on their website and be the first to access and buy sneakers at below market-retail pricing. The store buys, sells, and trades shoes, so not all are brand new, but they’re still uniformly cool.
7565 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA
Since 1990, Posers Hollywood has been in the forefront of bringing British fashions and shoes to Melrose Ave. In fact, Posers has three stores on the avenue, with a large selection of everything from Doc Martens – in 700 styles, the largest collection of these shoes in the U.S. – to George Cox crepe-soled creepers. Store staff swears these are the two top sellers this season in trendy, brand-name British footwear, but you’ll find other stylish choices for under the tree including Underground sub-culture-inspired shoes and New Rock shoes and boots made in Spain with fabulous goth style.
This chill secondhand store is a streetwear hub in LA for vintage and brand-name men’s clothing, hard-to-find sneakers & accessories. Customers can buy, sell, or trade any name brand clothes or sneakers and always find amazing deals on their favorite brands. Whether you’re looking for running sneakers, limited-edition shoe releases, more designer fashion-esque footwear, or the latest apparel releases from brands like Supreme & Palace – you’ll find them here. And you’ll probably also stumble upon a few pieces that you didn’t even know that you wanted!
7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
At Shoe Palace, store staff cites Jordan 11s and Yeezys as top holiday gift buys. You’ll also find free shipping to the contiguous U.S. with a purchase of $75 or more and an extensive collection of shoes for guys, gals, and kids. New arrivals include the EQT Cushion Adv Men’s Running shoe in white, black or blue, and Nike/Jordan crib sets featuring a Futura hat and booties.
7727 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
At Sportie LA, store staff say Adidas and Uggs are their top holiday sellers. Find shoes such as the NMD_R2 Primeknit Adidas, with responsive cushioning and a mix of retro style and innovative design for a sock-like fit. The Ugg Chester Woven is one of their more popular shoe styles, a sophisticated yet comfortable morph of slipper and shoe. Sneakers, shoes, apparel, and lifestyle brands are all part of the mix at this inclusive store – and they offer free shipping for out of town giftees with a purchase of $75 or more.
With new arrivals such as Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Frozen,” Zeros is the place to score some of coolest shoes in town. According to store staff members, the Jordans that have been coming out in various retro colors and styles are among the most popular. “They’re definitely on everyone’s holiday list.” Check out items like the Adidas NMD Reflective Pack in triple white or the Yeezy Powerphase Calabassas; or the Air Jordan 1 Baron. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Royal is another popular choice
7801 #4 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046