Sportie LA is the ultimate sneaker store. With a few locations around Los Angeles, there seems to be no place with a wider selection of athletic / street shoes. Their website even boasts, “If Sportie LA doesn’t have it, it probably doesn’t exist,” and we tend to agree. Their flagship store is located on Melrose Avenue, in the heart of the Melrose shopping district, and it is certainly a store to visit if street wear is your aesthetic.
Tip: street parking is somewhat difficult in this area, so we recommend parking the car anywhere and taking a nice walk up and down Melrose to check out the numerous other clothing and fashion stores in the area; on Sundays (during the day), there is a large flea market / trading post across the street—we recommend attending the flea market and doing some shopping on Melrose all on the same day.
Metro: 10 bus, exit Spaulding, head west one block; 217/218 bus, exit Fairfax, head east three blocks