The 35 Best Sneaker Stores In California

In an effort to create a state-by-state retail guide for brick and mortar sneaker shops, we highlight California first and the 35 best you should know! Whether you're a current Cali resident, plan to visit soon or will be making your way back again sometime soon, hopefully this reference guide will serve you well and you can pop into as many as these shops as possible. The internet is obviously a wonderful outfit to find and buy shoes, but nothing beats holding a fresh pair in your hands up close and supporting local! Click on each thumbnail displayed above the main picture to browse through the shops highlighted!

510 Skateshop

510 is your go-to in Berkeley for all things skate related and aside from a bunch of dope apparel, they bring in the latest Nike SB Quickstrike releases and collabs, as well as stock footwear options from adidas, Vans Syndicate, HUF, Lakai and Converse.


2506 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, California

Phone: 510-843-1863


In business since 2007, Atlas is located in the historic downtown area of San Mateo which is in the San Franciso Bay Area for those not familiar. Atlas stocks brands such as Nike SB, adidas, Converse, Lakai and Vans Syndicate, as well as producing some of its own branded apparel.


209 2nd Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

Phone: 650-401-7110


With a couple locations in the greater LA area and one on 5th Ave. in downtown San Diego, Attic covers a lot of ground for sneakerheads in Southern California. Always carrying the latest Jordan retro releases, they also have you covered with everything from Nike to Vans.


Attic I
8010 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

Phone: 714-220-3116

Attic II
920 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-234-1534

Attic III
30 West Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone: 626-458-4815


Bait has quickly made a name for itself in the last year or so pairing up with brands such as Asics, Saucony and Reebok to produce some really great, and sough after, collabs. They stock options from New Balance, Reebok, adidas, Asics and Saucony, plus they carry a ton of toys and collectibles.


2753 S Diamond Bar Blvd
Ste B
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone: 909-595-1712


Beatnic makes its home in Fullerton and is one of just a few shops in the US which is a part of Reebok’s Certified Network, which means they carry some of the most sought after Reebok collabs from around the globe. They also stock the latest from Nike, adidas and Vans Syndicate, as well as receiving Jordan retro releases.


203 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, Calif.

Phone: 714-441-3434


Blends is another Southern California staple with four locations spanning from Los Angeles to San Diego with a couple in between. You can pretty much find it all at Blends from adidas Originals to Nike QS to Vans Vault product, in addition to the latest drops from Asics.


Costa Mesa
2930 Bristol Street Ste B104
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-241-0666

Santa Ana
200 East 4th St.
Santa Ana, Calif. 92701

Phone: 714.550.9255

San Diego
726 Market Street
San Diego, Calif. 92101

Phone: 619-233-6126

Los Angeles
125 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90013

Phone: 213-626-6607

Bows & Arrows

You can find Bows & Arrows situated in the college town of Berkeley, Calif., home of the Cal Bears. They carry a great range of variety and kicks from accounts such as Converse First String, Asics, Pointer, adidas, Vans Vault, Jordan Brand, Nike and New Balance (especially just about all the sought after collabs).


2513 Telegraph Avenue (between Blake St. and Dwight Way)
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: 510-649-6683


Located in Los Angeles, Brand New In Box (BNIB) houses both apparel and footwear, and you can find brands such as Sebago, Converse, Saucony and New Balance lining its shelves.


2684 Lacy St. Ste. 203
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Phone: 323-352-8671

Brooklyn Projects

Brooklyn Projects is a skateshop, streetwear boutique and art gallery all rolled into one and has been one of LA’s must-visit shops for over a decade. They generated a ton of buzz most recently with a Dunk Low Pro collab with Nike SB and always have the latest Quickstrike styles on-hand. You can also find options from The Hundreds, Lakai and HUF on the shelves.


7427 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: 323-658-3030


Located within Fred Segal Santa Monica, Conveyor packs plenty of boutique punch with the latest from Vans Vault, Nike and New Balance, while also carrying footwear from brands such as Clae, Common Projects and Pointer.


420 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 310-458-2800

The Darkside Initiative

You can find The Darkside Initiative holding it down for San Francisco and this shop is no stranger to carrying sought after releases from Nike and Vans Vault, as well as Converse First String and adidas Consortium selections.


1827 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: 415-837-1909

District Footwear

Holding it down for Alameda for several years now, District Footwear is a go-to spot for Nike Quickstrike releases or if you need to get your hands on the latest Foamposite drop. They also carry a nice range of styles from Vans and Vans OTW, as well as Supra, Creative Rec, Sperry, TOMS and adidas.


1322 Park St.
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-865-1640

Drip Hollywood

Serving the Hollywood community since 1975 and located on Hollywood Blvd., Drip is a premier spot to pickup options from Nike, Jordan, adidas Originals, Lacoste and Timberland.


6376 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90028

Phone: 323-468-1881

Flight Club LA

Arguably the most well-known sneaker consignment shop out there, the prices may not be for everyone’s liking but the selection sure is. Carrying sought after releases and limited collabs from just about all the top brands, Flight Club can be found on Fairfax Ave. in LA.


503 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, Calif. 90048

Phone: 323-782-8616


Famed skateshop FTC has locations in both San Francisco and Sacramento, with its shop in San Fran residing on Haight Street and having its doors open for business now for nearly 20 years. If you weren’t aware of the FTC brand, we’re sure it likely came to your attention with their recent collab with Nike SB on a Dunk Low Pro iteration.


1632 Haight Street
San Francisco, Calif. 94117

Phone: 415-626-0663

1006 J Street
Sacramento, Calif. 95814

Phone: 916-444-4494

Garage Skateshop

You can find Garage on Main Street in Huntington Beach and although it has gone through a couple transitions throughout the years, it has been serving customers for more than a decade in Southern California. From the latest releases from Nike SB and Vans lines such as the California Collection and OTW, you will also find options from HUF, Creative Rec, DC and Converse.


121 Main Street
Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648

Phone: 714-500-5755

The Holy Grail

You should have no trouble finding a past Nike SB, limited Nike or Jordan retro release at Holy Grail and they specialize in consignment. There’s also a decent selection of options from both Vans and adidas on hand too.


604 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: 213-746-6405

Identity Boardshop

With locations in both Buena Park and Garden Grove, Identity Boardshop definitely has you covered on the skate shoe tip. They stock plenty of options from Vans OTW, adidas, Nike SB, DVS, Converse, Supra and Etnies just to name a few.


7886 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, California 90620

Phone: 232-8020

12072 Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: 714-537-9595

Kicks Sole Provider

Keeping the LA area on lock with four locations in the vicinity (three in LA, one in Santa Monica), you can count on Kicks Sole Provider for your latest Jordan retro fix, as well as just about any new Nike release you might be after. You can also find footwear styles from New Balance, Vans, Puma and Asics at your disposal.


141 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Phone: 323-468-9794

171 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: 310-440-2986

1603 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Phone: 424-238-5149

143 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Phone: 323-468-9320

Millennium Shoes

Another staple holding the greater Los Angeles area, Millennium Shoes has been in business for more than a decade now. From sought New Balance collabs to limited Nike releases, you can always head to Millennium to cop the newest Jordan retro and everything in between.


234 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Phone: 310-590-1244

14304 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90260

Phone: 310-349-8444

1810 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Phone: 323-345-2800


You can find Neo39 located in Old Town Pasadena carrying a very nice range of product from Nike, Jordan, Converse, Puma, and adidas, as well as styles from Clae and Stance for those who are always up on their sock game.


39 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Phone: 626-683-1257

Premier Boutique

Originally located in San Jose when it first opened its doors in 2006, Premier Boutique then moved to Palo Alto three years later and as of just a few months ago in 2013, they are now located in San Mateo. Premier is a spot you can definitely find the latest Jordan retro release or an in-demand Nike style, but they also carry plenty of great options from Reebok, New Balance, Asics and adidas Orignals to just to list a few.


132 East 3rd Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

Phone: 650-347-6544


With backing from pro skater and Nike SB team rider Paul Rodriguez (P-Rod), Primitive holds it down for Encino which is just north of Santa Monica.You know they’re always carrying the latest heat from Nike SB, but Primitive is a spot you can also find Jordan retro retro releases and limited Nike drops. They also carry options from Vans Syndicate, adidas and New Balance.


17060 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

Phone: 877-479-7171


Proper has been in the game for a number of years now and with collabs from Asics and Vans Vault on the resume, they are a must stop if you’re ever in Long Beach. You can grab the latest Jordan retro or Nike release if you’re on it, and they also carry adidas and Vans Vault styles among others.


425 E 1st St
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-628-9100


RIF is one of the best consignment shops around and you should have no trouble finding a sought after Jordan retro, Nike or Nike SB release if you’re on the hunt for a missing piece in your collection. You can also be sure to find some limited Vans and New Balance release on the shelves as well.


334-A E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-617-0252

Rip City Skates

Rip City has been serving the Santa Monica skate scene for more than 30 years now and they’re no stranger to stocking the latest Nike SB offerings, whether that may be a Quickstike or the latest monthly selections.


2709 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: 310-828-0388


Rosewood, located in San Diego, serves as both an art gallery and dope sneaker consignment shop. You can find plenty of past heat from Nike, Nike SB and Jordan on the shelves.


877 Market St.
San Diego CA, 92101

Phone: 619-800-1022

Shiekh Shoes

Although they have stores in a lot of different states, Shiekh Shoes is headquartered in California and its flagship store in San Francisco is a big space with some releases the other locations don’t see. They currently have more than 80 stores all across California and stock brands such as Reebok, Nike, Jordan, Clae and adidas.



Sole Lab

You can find Sole Lab situated in Oceanside, Calif., and aside from stocking streetwear apparel, you can browse through kicks from PRO-Keds and Saucony Originals just to name a couple to get your footwear game right.


605 1/2 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92054

Phone: 760-757-7563

Sole Supremacy

Sole Supremacy specializes in consignment and they pack plenty of Jordan retro heat and sought after Nike Basketball releases. They have made a great name for themselves in the past couple years and they are definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Newark.


5944 Newpark Mall Road, Suite A
Newark, CA 94560

Phone: 510-792-4090

Sportie LA

From the newest limited Nike releases and Jordan retro drops to plenty of forgotten gems from years past, Sportie LA truly has it all and from a number of brands as well. In business now for close to 30 years, they have multiple locations in the Los Angeles area and also hold it down for San Diego with a spot downtown on 5th Ave.


7753 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: 323-651-1553

7454 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: 323-852-8262

14510 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: 818-990-7575

953 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-702-2222

Supreme LA

A store that really needs no introduction, Supreme is always worth a visit if you’re in Hollywood and there’s no shortage of other retail spots we’re sure you’d like to visit lining Fairfax Avenue.


439 North Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, Calif. 90036

Phone: 323-655-6205


True has been a staple in San Francisco on Haight Street for a number of years and with a dedicated footwear location called True Sole at one time, all shoes and apparel are now under one roof. You can find a second True location in Walnut Creek as well.


1415 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: 415-626-2882

1550 Newell Promenade
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-280-6747


Known all across the world, Undefeated has four locations now in California, with two in LA alone, and visiting whichever shop you can make it to if you’re near one is an absolute must for any sneaker lover. You will most certainly find the latest from Nike, adidas and Reebok at your disposal, as well as options from Ewing Athletics, Vans and New Balance among others.


112.5 South La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90036

Phone: 323-937-6077

3827 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone: 323-668-1315

516 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-437-2800

2654 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: 310-399-4195


Located on the 101 in Encinitas, Calif., Univ has been in business since 2006 and aside from producing quality in-house branded product, you can find plenty of the latest offerings from Nike SB, Vans (California Collection and Syndicate line) and Red Wing.


1053B South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, Calif. 92024

Phone: 760-942-UNIV

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