4 Sleek Sneaker Shops

Take a ride through four international sneaker environments.

1. Firm: 

Project: Adidas x Concepts, the Sanctuary

Site: Boston

Standout: A temple aesthetic pervades the basement space, courtesy of steel doors water-jet cut in a Celtic pattern, tinted-glass portals, and interactive mirror displays by sculptor Jordan Söderberg Mills.

Flight Club by Slade Architecture. Photography by Tom Sibley.

2. Firm: 

Project:

Site: Los Angeles

Standout: For its West Coast expansion, the kicks mecca continues the gallerylike vibe established in the Manhattan store via a simple palette of sealed concrete, perforated sanded aluminum, and raw plywood.

Hogan by Checkland Kindleysides. Photography by Filippo Piantanida.

3. Firm: 

Project: Hogan

Site: Milan

Standout: Inspired by the dynamic bronze sculptures of early 20th–century artist Umberto Boccioni, hot-rolled steel plinths are tilted and stacked.

“FZDP x Filling Pieces” by Flip Ziedses Des Plantes. Photography by Mark Kiszely.

4. Firm:

Project: “FZDP x Filling Pieces”

Site: Paris

Standout: Design firm and footwear brand, both Dutch, teamed up for a fashion week exhibition, in which 150 concrete pillars and “botanical clouds” nodded to the label’s inspiration from architecture, nature, and urban culture.

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