Chicago Sneaker & Apparel Guide

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some spots where u can find the average nter

A.Okay Official - 3270 N. Clark St. - 773 248-4547
Armory - 3450 W. Lawrence Ave. - 773 463-6558
Belmont Army Surplus - 1318 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 384-8448
City Sports (Uptown) - 4601 N. Broadway St. - 773 728-6138
City Sports (Wicker Park) - 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 235-9920
Dianas Shoes - 1253 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 486-0802 (also a Footaction & Footlocker on the same block)
Fashion Geek - 1734 W. North Ave. - 773 342-8705
Hejfina - 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 772-0002
J Bees Sports (North) - 321 W. Howard St. - 847 424-8710
J Bees Sports (South) - 232 E. 47th St. - 773 268-0516
Jake - 3740 N. Southport Ave. - 773 929-5253
Leaders 1354 (North) - 1400 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 489-1900
Leaders 1354 (South) - 4351 S. Cottage Grove Ave. - 773 285-1067
Niketown - 669 N. Michigan Ave. - 312 642-6363
P & J Footwear - 1627 W Howard St. - 773 338-1053
Penelopes - 1913 W. Division St. - 773 395-2351
Phenomenal Designs - 1338 W. Madison Ave. - 312 738-2160
Phli - 5210 S. Harper Ave. - 773 493-7454
Rave Sports - 3346 W Lawrence Ave. 773 588-7176
Saint Alfred - 1531 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 486-7159
Scoop NYC - 1702 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 227-1550
Self Conscious - 1021 W. Lake St. - 312 633-4000
Shoe Avenue - 11227 S. Michigan Ave. 773 468-3936
Snyx Galleria - 4700 S. Prarie - 773 548-4110
Softcore - 1420 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 276-7616
Solemates - 2708 N. Halsted Ave. - 773 327-7782
Sports City - 1372 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 276-0585
Tonys Sports (outlet) - 1321 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 276-2127
Tops & Bottoms - 3940 W. Madison St. - 773 722-5500
Untitled (Lincoln Park) - 2705 N. Clark Ave. - 773 404-9225
Untitled (Wicker Park) - 1941 W North Ave. - 773 342-0500
Uprise - 1820 Milwaukee Ave. - 773 342-7763
Wearhouse - 2913 W. Addison Ave. - 773-478-6700
Wilson Yards - 1354 W. Wilson Ave. - 773 561-2406

FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE SPOTS OR REVIEWS FOR ANYTHING LISTED. I'LL UPDATE THIS FIRST POST ON THE REGULAR.
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waarmachine

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Cool that you're starting something like this.
My contribution:

P & J Footwear- 1627 W Howard St 773 338-1053
Rave Sports- 3346 W Lawrence Ave 773 588-7176
KAAABOOM!!
 
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Hejfina
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what are these?

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CHICAGO HEADS AND ALL OTHERS: DMP 400 FOR PICK-UP 450 SHIPPED! ALTITUDES AND BLACK/RED XIII'S FOR RETAIL OR 200 SHIPPED. OLYMPIC VII'S 120 OR 135 SHIPPED. WHITE RED VIII'S(11.5) WORN 5 TIMES 100 OR 110 SHIPPED. ALL SIZE 12 UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. AIM= JAYS4DAYS2889
 
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nice.. i'll be in the city next month ... prolly sooner.. alot of new places i still haven't visited..
Formally known as FLO31
FS: 9.5 DS Hawaii Dunks & 9.0 DS Infrared AM90
Contact: Fhernandez695@yahoo.com
 
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You should add Onzola to the list. It's like 1734 W. North Ave. They carry like fashion geek and chi-city and handful of other chicago clothing lines.

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They're boutiques in Wicker Park/Bucktown. I've only been to Penelope's and they apparently used to carry apc denim, now just clothing, but still very nice store and very nice and helpful employees.

Also there is another Tony's Sports under the redline at Sheridan, don't know the address, but... That and as I'm sure you know, the other Untitled at 1941 W. North Ave.
 
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When I go on Wednesday of this week, I'll only have time to hit spots in Wicker Park, so would this be a good lineup (in order):
City Sports - 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 235-9920
Dianas Shoes - 1253 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 486-0802 (also a Footaction & Footlocker on the same block)
Tonys Sports (outlet) - 1321 N. Milwaukee - 773 276-2127
Sports City - 1372 N. Milwaukee - 773 276-0585
Softcore - 1420 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 276-7616
Hejfina - 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 772-0002
Saint Alfred - 1531 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 486-7159

I would also love to go to Synx or Phli, but I simply won't have time. I am going to start my day on the Miracle Mile, so I'll be able to get in Niketown over there.

ANYBODY HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AURORA/NAPERVILLE AREA?
WANTED OG AQUA VIII BOX SIZE 15!

 
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Any of these spots hiring? Im gonna move to Chicago to finish on my documentary. I gotta have some funds.
 
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yeah for some reason i couldnt find info on p&j's so i left that up to someone else to list. also the snyx location on madison and pulaski...anybody got the address and number? theres a bunch of other spots in that area out west for those that wanna risk goin out there.

obviously, theres a grip of city sports scattered all over, but i found that the one on division/milwaukee is the best one...so i listed that one. i havent been to river oaks and ford city in YEARS, so i didnt bother mentioning as certified spots to hit up.

as far as the suburbs, i left em out but theres north riverside in berwyn/riverside, woodfield in schaumburg, fox valley and premium outlets in aurora, old orchard in skokie, oak brook mall in oakbrook, and yorktown in lombard. also the premium outlets up in kenosha wisconsin, which is about 45 min north of the city. all places vary in sneaker spot options.

dartmouth football - nothin really out that ways in aurora/naperville except fox valley mall and the premium outlets. jeric's skate shop in joliet has an sb account, so ive heard. never been there.

*edit* forgot the j bees howard&clark location (real close to p&js)
J Bees Sports - 321 W. Howard St - 847 424-8710
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The premium outlets in aurora have an adidas outlet. I was there yesterday and they have a lot of interesting stuff. the nike outlett was ok. had some premium low dunks that were beige suede with almost a camo loke print on the toebox. Lot's of astonish, leathals, some sb delta forces. etc.


EDIT** I just remembered. the nike outlet in aurora had Foamposite total max's in like a brown color. and I think they were under 50bucks.
 
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all of these spots listed are top notch spots Athletes foot on 79th & cottage grove also Athletes foot on 87&kimbark are good places to get kicks from both have nice selections and get all the goods on the shoe side
 
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^ yeah i got cousins in the basement sewin up hybrids. concord upper on a neon 95 outsole? i got u.

torey u got pm
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^ they demolished the building it was in for some El renovation of that the belmont stop... its suppose to be moving down the street east i think, but i don't know when.
 
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^If your in Vernon Hills, you can hit up the Nike Outlet at Gurnee Mills, it's not too far from there.
 

airwade3

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I'm from the south and I'm probably going to Chicago in the Middle of July. Besides going to all the shoe stores and Niketown, I'm thinking about buying a jersey. Any places in Chi-town that sells authentic or throwback jerseys? thanks!
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is there still a chance to find a pair of the Invis Forces in any of those spots

Reppin the 317
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Which is which - in terms of "Tiers", Tier 0, Indie Energy, Urban Account, SB Dealers ?


City Sports - 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 235-9920
Dianas Shoes - 1253 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 486-0802 (also a Footaction & Footlocker on the same block)
Hejfina - 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773 772-0002
J Bees Sports - 232 E. 47th St. - 773 268-0516
Jake - 3740 N. Southport Ave. - 773 929-5253
Leaders 1354 - 4351 S Cottage Grove Ave - 773 285-1067
Niketown - 669 N. Michigan Ave - 312 642-6363
Penelopes - 1913 W. Division St. - 773 395-2351
Phenomenal Designs - 1338 W. Madison Ave - 312 738-2160
Phli - 5210 S. Harper Ave. - 773 493-7454
Saint Alfred - 1531 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 486-7159
Self Conscious - 1021 W. Lake St. - 312 633-4000
Snyx Galleria - 4700 S. Praire - 773 548-4110
Softcore - 1420 N. Milwaukee Ave - 773 276-7616
Sports City - 1372 N. Milwaukee - 773 276-0585
Tonys Sports (outlet) - 1321 N. Milwaukee - 773 276-2127
Tops & Bottoms - 3940 W Madison St - 773 722-5500
Untitled - 2705 N. Clark - 773 404-9225

I know the below are SBs dealers:
Belmont Army Surplus - 855 W. Belmont Ave
Uprise - 1820 Milwaukee Ave - 773 342-7763

Leaders 1354 - 4351 S Cottage Grove Ave - 773 285-1067
Can also be included but they also carry more than SBs while the first two ONLY carry SBs.


 
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