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B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; 6 at Bleecker St.
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Legendary graffiti artists Stash and Futura 2000 decided to channel their passion for colorful spray painting into a legal side hustle, opening sneaker boutiques in New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo. The East Village flagship, a former antique store, crawls with bros from hip-hop and skater sets browsing through rainbow’s worth of collectible Nike trainers and the house’s clothing line, Subware. Recon’s small operation can handle the limited releases of Nike’s special-edition shoes, but unlike at mass-market chains, Stash’s relationship with the empire (he was the first artist attached to its Air Max series) gets customers first dibs on sick styles such as the hybrid Trainer Dunk High or thick-soled SB series. In-store, gear is arranged against a glass wall partition that also plays point guard to the shoe-box mountain behind it, making it easy for customers such as Fat Joe, D.J. Clue and Fabolous to choose their newest accessories quickly and without fuss. The jaw-droppers, even for Jordan purists, are the 82 pairs of Air Force Ones displayed, shrine-like, on the back wall. But unless you plan on buying the whole lot, they’re not for sale.Warehouse sale
Check the website for news of Recon’s Brooklyn warehouse sale. Prices can be up to 60 percent off.