|High Point Shoes, owned by former Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, is one of the premier sneaker shops in the Phoenix area.|
Sneakerheads in metro Phoenix have always faced a difficult challenge. Simply put, there are too many sneakerheads and not enough sneaker stores in the Valley for everyone to get the releases they want the most. Unlike in New York, where we've seen extremely limited sneakers sit on mall shelves for weeks, the relatively small number of sneaker stores in Arizona means that many limited releases will be completely gone within hours of stores opening their doors at many of the corporate chains like Footlocker, Champs, or the Nike Store in Scottsdale.
If you're looking for sneakers in and around Phoenix, here are five locally owned businesses where you might have better luck finding your kicks.More »