233 Flatbush Ave., nr. Bergen St., Park Slope; 347-889-6114
Just down the block from the forthcoming Barclays Center, this men’s shoe store has sneakers for sporty, splashy, and understated sensibilities. It’s the brainchild of Ronnie Fieg, an obsessive collector (and former David Z stock boy) who now collaborates on shoe designs with brands like Asics and Sebago. Unlike Soho’s tourist-slammed sneaker stores, this spot has an upscale feel while still offering about twenty brands, including hard-to-find labels like Amsterdam’s Filling Pieces and London’s Swear.
From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).