Review Category : Shop Spotlights

Shop Spotlight: AIR.TRAFFIC.CONTROL – Miami

Shop Spotlight AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL Miami

AIR.TRAFFIC.CONTROL, located in Miami’s action packed South Beach, is the premiere footwear consignment boutique for sneaker connoisseurs in Miami. The shop features an extremely impressive array of sneakers ranging from original deadstock sneakers, to international exclusives, new/old/exclusive/PE Air Jordans, Nike SBs of all kinds, Friends and Family editions, exclusive SMUs, House of Hoops exclusives, and much, much more. In addition to the footwear, ATC also stocks clothing from aNYthing, Crooks & Castles, D.A.D.E., Mi Gente, Play Cloths, Staple, Hellz Bellz, Married To The Mob, and their own house clothing and accessories.

Co-founded by DJ Daai Lo, Mark Bolkovich and David Toribio, ATC is a 1,000 square foot custom built experience. Footwear is displayed on glowing shelves and a rotating conveyor belt centerpiece that showcases additional footwear gems. ATC’s glass case houses the shop’s rarest and higher priced jewels including Heineken Nike SB Dunk Lows, Dunkle Nike SB Dunk Highs, What the Dunk Nike SB Dunk Low, KAWS Nike Air Force Lows, Fat Joe Nike Air Force 1 Lows, Thunder and Lightning Air Jordan Retro IVs, Quentin Richardson Air Jordan VII PEs, McFly Nike Hyperdunks and more.

The footwear sold at ATC is done through a consignment program named the “Mile High Club”. The program is an 80/20 program with the simple objectives of getting consignees paid and consumers satisfied.

If you can’t make it to South Beach to visit ATC in person, you can shop their inventory online at [].

1601 Washington Ave. Suite 114 (16th St between Collins & Washington)
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Shop Spotlight: WEST – Upper West Side NYC Sneaker Streetwear Boutique

NYC’s sneaker culture can be broken up the same way a New Yorker would commonly split up the City; Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown. Downtown is dominated by the NoHo/SoHo/LES boutique scene, Midtown is characterized the by the large chains stores stretching from from 34th to 42nd, and Uptown means Spanish Harlem/Harlem which features a mix of Mom and Pop’s, boutiques, and large chains. Very few would even consider the Upper Westside as a location to pick up some sneakers and streetwear. WEST, located at 147 W. 72nd Street, has set out to change this. Situated next to the Upper Westside footwear institution that is Tip Top Shoes, WEST brings a touch of the Lower East to the Upper West. WEST regularly stocks top releases from Nike/Nike Sportswear, Jordan Brand, Adidas, Reebok, Vans, CLAE, Timberland, and unlike many of the Sneaker boutiques located Downtown, WEST boasts a healthy Clothing/Apparel stock including 10DEEP, Crooks and Castles, North Face, Penfield, No Mas, Mighty Healthy, Kid Robot, WeSc, NSW, Casio G-Shock, and much more.

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Training Camp Opens its Doors in Miami Beach

After decades of serving New York City and the outer boroughs, Training Camp has opened it’s down south in the new hotbed for Hip-Hop and kix, Miami Beach. Occupying the old Arrive spot, Training Camp Miami Beach is decked out in true Miami style with White walls, White seats and Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. As has been the case for decades at Training Camps NYC locations, Training Camp Miami Beach stocks sneakers from several different brands including the majors, Nike/Jordan Brand/Reebok/Adidas, and independents like Creative Rec. Due to it’s location, TC Miami Beach also stocks beach boutique apparel and accessories. To celebrate the shop’s opening, Training Camp opened their “Vault” of kix to sell some oldies but goodies including the Defining Moments Pack and White Jordan Spiz’ikes, for retail.

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KATCali Mini Shop Spotlight: FCLA

    For the Grand Finale to our KATCali Mini Shop Spotlight Series it is only right that we bring the series full circle with a local legend striving to create the same magic as it has in NYC, out West: Flight Club Los Angeles. After proving that a consignment shop could co-exist amongst the world’s leading sneaker boutiques, garnering Dime Magazine’s #1 Sneaker Spot in the Nation honors in the process, the Flight Club crew recently set out to claim the same position out West, opening a shop on LA’s burgeoning Fairfax Ave. Like FCNY, FCLA is an 80/20 consignment shop, selling sneakers on behalf of collectors from around the world. In doing so, and in a very short amount of time, FCLA has amassed an impressive collection that, at this point, is only surpassed in quality by it’s predecessor. On our trip out West, KATC visited FCLA to check out the new location in the FC Empire.   Click Continue Reading for More  

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KATCali Mini Shop Spotlight: A Proper Shop

    Already well known and respected across the Internet due to their widely distributed product updates, Proper, located in California’s Long Beach area, is not only [apropersite], but also, a Proper Shop. With its large wooden wall of kix, Proper brings a wide assortment of kix to the LBC. In addition to the expected stock, Nike QS and limited, Reebok, Adidas, Vans, Converse and New Balance, Proper also stocks the classic favorite Asics, as well as, the new favorite Jordan Lifestyle. With a very minimal approach to design, a large bare floor, a large sneaker wall and a large mural wall, Proper keeps the focus on the product allowing the consumer to immerse themselves in a Great Wall of Sneakers. On our trip to So. Cal, we stopped in to visit Proper and get a glimpse into the  Sneaker Culture in the LBC.   Click Continue Reading for More  

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KATCali Mini Shop Spotlight: Blends, Costa Mesa, CA

    Located in a very trendy open air shopping area, Blends, in Costa Mesa, CA, ingeniously provides a new meaning to the term “keeping kix on ice”. Utilizing refrigerators as displays (the fridges are not cold although you wouldn’t mind it in the California heat), Blends Costa Mesa carries a very wide selection of footwear brands for the local sneaker connoisseurs. Brands include Nike Quickstrikes, Jordans, Nike SBs, Creative Recreation, Vans, Adidas, RTFT/ALIFE, and more. With its minimalist, but witty design, and wide open and airy space, Blends brings a refreshing approach to sneaker culture.   Click Continue Reading for Pix of KATCs Trip to Blends  

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KATCali Mini Shop Spotlight: Attic, Buena Park, CA

    An anomaly when compared on sheer size, the recently opened Attic “boutique”, located in Buena Park, California, takes a completely different approach to floor space. With a gigantic 8,000 square feet of retail space, Attic stocks several sneaker brands including Nike/Jordan (including West Coast Exclusives such as the “Contender/Stand Alone” Air Force 1s), Puma, Adidas, Reebok and more. In addition to their sneaker inventory, Attic also stocks many clothing brands including Orisue, Franco Shade, Estevan Oriol, A.P.C, Triumvir and several others. A concept shop, also somewhat of an anomaly in So. Cal, Attic was designed to resemble its namesake featuring painted exposed brick, wood fixtures, plywood-esque columns, a bare floor, and a rotating conveyor belt. On our trip to California, we stopped in to take several pix of the Attic.   Click Continue Reading for More  

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