Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 9am-5pm
N, R at 28th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A-1 stocks athletic footwear and an extensive selection of licensed sports apparel. High ceilings, fluorescent lights, and worn wooden benches give the long shop a gymnasium feel. A wide array of men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes are neatly displayed against mirrored walls, with handwritten tags displaying the prices. Major sports brands like Reebok, Nike, Adidas, and Converse mingle with leisure labels like Dexter and Sebago. Timberland boots and Clarks brown leather shoes offer practicality, while colorful Pumas and Ed Hardy pairs with skull-and-crossbones designs model standout flair. Tourists flock to the back of the store to browse tees, sweatshirts, jackets, and hats from the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bulls, among others. Brightly-patterned New Era hats, North Face backpacks, shoelaces, gloves, and woven belts are also available.