My friend Zack needed help scoring some high-top sneaks for art school. Our first stop was 99x, where we found an inexpensive pair of plain black canvas Keds with a white rubber sole and white stitching. We'd never seen high-top Keds before—intriguing! But they made Zack's foot look strangely elongated and were too narrow to be comfortable. Still, the store was playing an awesome Pipettes song that I went home and downloaded. 84 E. 10th St., nr. Fourth Ave.; 212-460-8599.
The Find: Men's Sneakers
Bored by your winter boots? Our shopper tracks spring's brightest new high tops.
Published on Feb 21, 2007 as a web exclusive.