We know you want to stay on top of what’s poppin’ for your favorite sneaker store/retailer and we highlight 50 such Twitter accounts to follow! And what better way to add a new follower or two then on #FF (Follow Friday). From big-box retailers to hopefully your favorite local sneaker boutique, these accounts are all worth a follow to not only stay up on a new releases, but also to buy, learn about sales and see what’s going on in-store, such as raffles or events.
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Twitter Handle: @21Mercer
Being the first NSW stand-alone store has it’s benefits. From the most limited tier zero releases, to an in-house Nike ID studio as well as the premium Bespoke ID program, 21 Mercer is the cream of the retail crop.
Twitter Handle: @shopawol
Addictive Way of Life (AWOL) has been holding Boston down since 2006.
Repping three locations in sunny So-Cal (Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles), Blends brings the heat.
Twitter Handle: @bdgastore
Another of Boston’s finest footwear boutiques (and trust, there are many), Bodega doesn’t even bother hanging a large sign out front…if you know, you know.
Bows & Arrows
Twitter Handle: @Bows_and_Arrows
Straight outta Berkley, CA, Bows and Arrows is one of Cali’s best sneaker stores. They frequently have great sales and, often times, are the first place to drop dope GRs too.
Twitter Handle: @BurnRubber
Top-notch collabs and a premium selection of streetwear make Burn Rubber a must-visit for anyone in the 313.
Twitter Handle: @citygear
Based in Tennessee, City Gear serves dozens of retail locations across the central US. Oh yeah, they’re also online too.
Twitter Handle: @Cmonwealth
Carrying a diverse range of clothing and sneakers, Commonwealth stays busy in both VA and the nation’s capitol.
Twitter Handle: @CompoundGallery
Apparel and footwear from the heart of the Pacific Northwest…proving it’s not all Nike up there (though they’ve got a dope selection of that too).
Twitter Handle: @cncpts
Due to their history of high-profile collabs, Concepts is likely Boston’s highest-profile sneaker boutique. But, they also carry a choice selection of high-end menswear brands.
Twitter Handle: @Corporategotem
Coporrate got em’ all right. Holding down the ‘Natti, Corporate is highly active on social media, consistently updating followers about sales and last size deals.
Twitter Handle: @crookedtongues
London’s Crooked Tongues is a unique online emporium, carrying a wide variety of highly limited collabs while managing to offer FREE worldwide delivery…always a welcome addition.
Twitter Handle: @DistrictFtwr
District holds it down for Alameda, Calif., and if you’re a sneakerhead in the area, you want to keep up with what’s popping at your local which has been in the game for close to a decade now.
Twitter Handle: @DQMNYC
One of NY’s many retail gems, DQM (formerly known as Dave’s Quality Meat) is one of the big apple’s finest skate shops. From Vans Vault and Nike SB, to their classic in-house label, DQM puts it down.
Twitter Handle: @DTLR
With retail locations throughout the East Coast and Mid-West, DTLR is a nice little spot to try and cop those instant-sellouts you might miss out on at some big box shops.
Twitter Handle: @Eastbay
Eastbay rings a bell for sneakerheads both old and new. Whether it’s the latest Jordan release, or combing through the old-school catalogs for football team cleats, Eastbay’s got you covered.
End Clothing (UK)
Twitter Handle: @endclothing
Hailing from Newcastle, UK, End Clothing provides a wide selection of upscale menswear brands for those looking to add a touch of class to their wardrobe…or their sneaker closet.
Twitter Handle: @exitthirtysix
Established in 2007, and located in the affluent Americana Manhasset shopping center, Exit 36 brings the big-city sneaker culture to Long Island.
Twitter Handle: @ExtraButter
Another Long Island gem, Extra Butter holds it down, not only with a solid brand list, but by carrying some of the hottest collabs around. Speaking of collabs, you’ll want to follow them for updates about their highly anticipated “Death List 5″ Asics series. And they just opened a new location in NYC!
Twitter Handle: @FinishLine
A sneakerhead retail mainstay for those looking to cop the hottest new releases from the world’s biggest brands. Also carries some more limited Nike gear, like the fan favorite Flyknit Chukka…that is if you can get to them before they sell out.
Twitter Handle: @Footaction
Another staple of mall footwear enthusiasts everywhere. If Footaction isn’t on your check list, or timeline, you’re doing it wrong.
Twitter Handle: @footlocker
Possibly the most well know brick-and-mortar sneaker store in the US, Footlocker is a blessing and a curse. Carrying countless sneakers from nearly any brand you’d want, and offering great coupons and promo codes. But, again, it’s one of the most well known places to cop those kicks…so you better be quick about it.
Twitter Handle: @Footpatrol_ldn
Located in SoHo (London, not NY), Foot Patrol is one of the UK’s finest purveyors of footwear. In addition to their own well-known collabs, they’re also a Nike Tier Zero and adidas Consortium account holder as well. Top notch.
Twitter Handle: @KithSet
Any sneakerhead worth his salt is aware of the impact Kith (and Ronnie Fieg) has had on the sneaker scene since opening their doors in 2011. Following their account is worth it, simply to hear one of the most beautiful hashtags in the Twitter lexicon…#KITHSTRIKE.
Twitter Handle: @LDRS1354
One of the first streetwear/footwear boutiques in the Chi, LDRS 1354 opened their doors in 2002, and has been putting in work ever since.
Twitter Handle: @LIVESTOCKcanada
Serving three different locations throughout Canada, Livestock’s webstore is a blessing for those of us who miss out on the newest US releases. On top of sneakers, Livestock also carries upscale clothing from the likes of Reigning Champ, NSW and more.
Twitter Handle: @MAJORDC
In their own words “The ONLY store that matters”. Major is yet another location on DC’s must-see lists.
Amongst the finest, and well-run websites in the realm of sneaker culture, the fellas (and ladies) at Nice Kicks also run a top-notch website and brick-and-mortar. Based out of Austin, Texas, if you don’t know about NK, you must be new here.
Twitter Handle: @nikestore
The official Twitter account for Nike Store USA and a must follow as certain releases are available via Twitter link only. You already know the drill…
Twitter Handle: @ONENESS287
Holding it down for Lexington, KY, and always up on the newest releases, ONENESS is a great avenue for buying online, or via Twitter. Not only do they have a great webshop, but they also tweet out size updates (and sometimes deals on last sizes). Oftentimes, you just have to tweet back your size and PayPal address and they’ll send you an invoice…those big-box shops should take note.
Twitter Handle: @PackerShoes
From crazy collabs to super limited releases, Packer Shoes has been doing their thing for over a century. That’s right, they’ve been carrying on the family business since 1907. Now located in Teaneck, NJ, they may have moved away from their original Yonkers, NY location, but authenticity and tradition make Packer Shoes one of the most respected shops in the game.
Twitter Handle: @PHENOMGLOBAL
Repping the Twin Cities, Phenom is Minneapolis’s premier street and footwear boutique.
Twitter Handle: @pickyourshoes
PYS has just about everything (including sold-out Jordan releases, and highly limited shop collabs). If you missed out on your first chance somewhere else, don’t forget to hit up PYS to cop before all the resellers do.
Twitter Handle: @premierskate
Premier is a skate haven located in Grand Rapids Michigan. They stock all the dopest skate-related brands, and are always running awesome promos and sales. Plus, they receive almost all the latest limited collabs, as well as retro Jordan releases.
Twitter Handle: @premierboutique
Not to be confused with Premier Skate, this Premier is located in San Mateo, California and carries all the latest sportswear releases from Jordan, Reebok, Nike, adidas and the like.
Twitter Handle: @PRIMITIVE_LA
Located just outside of LA, in Encino, Primitive stocks the latest and greatest from all your skate favorites. From Vans and Nike SB, to adidas Skate and a handful of shop-exclusives, Primitive LA is certainly a worthy follow.
Twitter Handle: @properlbc
Often overlooked by those in the LA-area looking to come up on the latest new releases from the likes of Vans Vault, adidas Consortium and NSW. Proper, setup in Long Beach, should be on every sneakerhead’s radar.
Rock City Kicks
Twitter Handle: @rockcitykicks
Little Rock’s Sneaker Spot! Holding down Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as Conway and Fayetteville, Rock City Kicks stays up on all the latest and greatest from Jordan Brand and Nike. On top of that, they’ve got a top-notch website, so you know you’re in good hands.
Twitter Handle: @sizeofficial
Another dope shop from across the pond (for our US readers, at least), size? has been lights out lately. With their ridiculous recent hit-streak of exclusive collaborations, ultra-limited UK-only releases and outstanding customer service/international shipping policies, size? is sneaker shopping at it’s finest.
Twitter Handle: @SneakerBistro
Serving up the freshest kicks, along with five star service, Sneaker Bistro, in NY, is “Streetwear, served with class”. We’re definitely #TeamBistro.
Twitter Handle: @Sneakerpolitics
Representing Baton Rouge, NOLA, Sneaker Politics carries all best sneaker releases, as well as top-notch streetwear including BBC and Just Don and pretty much everything else you want. Dope sneaker photography has also been a key component when browsing through the terrific selection online.
Twitter Handle: @Sneakersnstuff
Sweden’s top sneaker shop since 1999, Sneakersnstuff is a must for those releases that sold out instantly stateside. Though their US shipping costs are a bit high, they’re usually off-set by good prices. And, actual delivery time is almost always quicker than most US boutiques.
Twitter Handle: @solebox
Ah, solebox. One of the world’s finest sneaker stores is located in Berlin, Germany. Known world-wide for some of the dopest sneaker collaborations since man put a shoe on his foot, solebox is a must.
Twitter Handle: @SaintAlfred
Recently throwing their hat in the ring for top Asics collabs, Saint Alfred has actually been dropping sneaker bombs in Chi-town since 2005. Carrying the latest releases from NSW, Asics and Converse First String, Saint Alfred also carries a slew of choice menswear brands too.
The Vans DQM General
Twitter Handle: @VANSDQM
So-Cal comes to NY and creates a one-of-a-kind retail experience. The Vans DQM General brings two established brands, from opposing coasts, together to drop footwear collabs and limited product lines in SoHo (the NY one this time).
Twitter Handle: @ubiqlife
UBIQ is Philly’s flagship streetwear store. But, with their superb brand list, and a tailor built right into the back of the store, the definition of streetwear needs some reclassification. They’ve also got a dope webshop too and obviously all the kicks you could want.
Twitter Handle: @UNDEFEATEDinc
Another well-known sneaker store staple, UNDFTD, is a must-visit spot when in the LA-area. They’ve got 4 Cali locations (in addition to one in Vegas and 2 in Japan), and a first rate website. With their history of dope collaborations and a solid in-house clothing brand, Undefeated is as good as they get.
Twitter Handle: @RUVILLA
Based in Philly, Villa actually has a whopping 67 locations across the midwest and eastern seaboard. Stocking the latest releases from New Balance, Jordan and the like, Villa is a great place to beat the masses going for big releases at those big-box retailers.
Twitter Handle: @WEST147
One of the finest selections of sneakers and athletic wear in the New York area, WEST 147 also produces some nice in-house clothing. And, being another shop with an easy to navigate webstore, you really can’t go wrong.
Twitter Handle: @WishATL
The most well-known sneaker boutique in the ATL, Wish has it all. From the latest camp-out releases, to lifestyle and collectible releases, Wish is certainly a worthy follow.
Twitter Handle: @YCMC_
With multiple retail locations on the East Coast, you can look to YCMC for the latest release info from brands such as Reebok, New Balance and Saucony, as well as stay up on new markdowns or flash sales.