Denver’s sneaker shop scene is alive and well

Friday, 03 November 2017, 03:26:21 PM. Denver has no shortage of sneaker stores and each has their own distinctive feature. Here are some places to visit if you are in need of new sneakers or for holiday shopping.

There are few things better than lacing up a fresh pair of sneakers, whether they are Jordans, Nikes, Adidas or even New Balances. The trick isn’t finding a particular brand you like, it’s finding a sneaker shop that gives you options. Check out these shops for your next pair of kicks, whether you’re willing to wait outside on a snowy morning for the chance to pick up a rare pair of sneakers or you’re just looking for something snappy you can wear to the gym or a club.

Dvsn West
Address: 257 Fillmore St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 303-800-4448,, @dvsnwest on Instagram
The scoop: If you’re looking for distinctive sneakers, then Dvsn West might be the place for you. Located in the heart of Cherry Creek, Dvsn West’s sneaker selection includes showstopping Nikes, colorful New Balances and more rare Karhu. You’ll also find Danner boots — ideal as winter creeps in.

Sole Street Shoes
Address: 716 16th St.
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 303-893-5280,, @solestreetshoes on Twitter
The scoop: If you’re feeling nostalgic and missing the ’90s, then a trip to Sole Street Shoes might be just what you need. The shop has an old-school vibe and you can check out vintage items like the Patrick Ewing sneakers. You’ll find a vast selection from major brands like Nike, Adidas and Timberland, and also vintage NBA jerseys and clothing from the likes of Mitchell & Ness.

Address: 2201 Welton St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 720-726-4442,
The scoop: The photo of hip-hop icon Kanye West that hangs by the shop’s register is revealing to what you will find at Vices. The store carries West’s hard-to-find Yeezy Adidas sneakers. The store is serious about its collection: Most of the sneakers are wrapped in plastic. Vices even carries the New York clothing brand Supreme.

303 Boards
Address: 1338 E. Colfax Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 303-860-1303, 877-303-2303,
The scoop: Don’t let the name fool you — 303 Boards carries more than just skateboard decks, trucks and wheels. The shop specializes in skater sneakers, and it has about 250 varities in stock. You’ll find classic Vans, Adidas and crisp Nike SB sneakers that are great for riding or for casual wear. The shop also sells “Colfax” clothing in recognition of the place it has called home for 11 years.

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