No matter your style move your fashion forward apartments in DTLA.
Los Angeles isn’t known for its walking culture, but it’s a little different in our corner of town. DTLA has so much to see and do in a compact area, there’s plenty to walk to on a daily basis when you live here. More walking means you’re going to need more shoes, preferably comfortable ones. And just because you want to walk with clouds on your feet, doesn’t mean you can forget fashion. This is LA, after all.
Lucky for you, especially if you live in Axis on Twelfth or Axis on Eleventh apartments in DTLA, our neighborhood is fast becoming a center of streetwear culture. From South Broadway between 4th and 9th streets to Little Tokyo to the Fashion District, there is a big-time sneaker scene emerging all around us. You don’t have to be a sneakerhead, counting the minutes before the newest Yeezys drop, to appreciate the artful combinations of colors, textures, and styles on offer. You just need a little extra cash and an eye for what you like to get what you need from the city’s finest purveyors of footwear.
These are big stores with big experiences, backed by the brands that make the shoes. Start here for the latest, greatest and top-end service.
620 South Broadway
Just opened in October of last year, the Jumpman L.A. store is a shrine to the shoe that started it all and the sport that made it possible. It’s hard to imagine overshadowing the legendary basketball player, but his brand has become more iconic than the man. If you’re looking to try on some new Jordans, this is your spot with nearly 25,000 square feet of brand shopping, customization and training spaces. A visit will definitely help your shoe game take flight.
Footaction Flagship Store + Nike Kicks Lounge
749 South Broadway
If you want more selection than Jumpman, the Footaction flagship will be able to soothe your craving for Adidas, PUMA, Herschel, Champion, and more in a highly designed environment. It’s a great store to get casual, stylish shoes or a good-looking pair of workout shoes. Plus, there’s the Kicks Lounge, which has all the Nikes you’ll ever need. And there are more Jordans, if you so desire.
Vans Flagship Store
Vans is reportedly opening a 9,000-square-foot mixed-use space this year that will be “a brand showcase,” with a whole lot more than just shoes to add to DTLA. Details are scant, but we are definitely curious to see what happens.
Prices can be high, but their selection, service and knowledge is tops. Check out these carefully curated shoe shops.
1320 E 7th St
With a storefront inspired by a neighborhood bodega, you have to continue past the produce, limited selection of sundries and the imperative Cup ‘o Noodles stacked shelf to the hip kicks. Head upstairs to browse their apparel and art. It’s a cool concept store with an interesting selection of stuff.
862 South Main Street
You’ll get exactly what the name says and good service. It’s definitely worth a trip to stock your shoe rack.
The Holy Grail
836 South Los Angeles St
If you’re looking for a pair of rare sneakers or are ready to drop a few hundred to thousands on high-end kicks, this is the place to do it. From vintage to brand-new, their selection is tremendous and you’re sure to find something amazing to walk away with, instantly upping your street-sneak cred.
RIF Los Angeles
334A East 2nd St
With a terrific selection of shoes, consignment, vintage classics and brand-new, if you’re looking for something in particular and you can’t find it anywhere else in town, this is a good place to check. Plus, a rare pair might just catch your eye and leave on your feet.
No matter your shoe style, move your fashion forward at Axis apartments in DTLA. We’re the only pair of apartments in DTLA worth kickin’ it in, and we have plenty of closet space for your finds! Schedule a tour today!