G at Clinton-Washington Aves.
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Located on a shady Fort Greene street lined with more brownstones than businesses, this self-described sneaker gallery is devoted to fulfilling the footwear needs of both hardcore sneaker heads and loyal locals. While Pedigree carries ultralimited kicks by designers like Alexander McQueen and Yohji Yamamoto, owner Asio Highsmith (who is also the co-owner of Fort Greene nightclub the Hideout) is just as interested in providing neighborhood runners with their favorite style of functional footwear from brands like Saucony and New Balance. Shoppers lace up new pairs of shoes on a plush leather sofa along the back wall, then take a stroll around the vibrant green Astroturf covering the floor. The seasonal selection of sneakers—much of it informed by requests from neighborhood residents—is displayed on platforms that can be moved anywhere along the store's wood-paneled walls, a system that allows the flexibility to reconfigure the space for special events like pop-up galleries.