It’s no secret that we’re a bit of a collectors’ club.
If you’re in the market for a new pair of sneakers, you’re going to find tons of third-party retailers who stock sneakers you’ve never heard of.
In fact, there are quite a few second-gen stores in New York City.
However, there’s a second generation of sneakers that you might not have heard of, and that’s a collection of vintage shops.
We’re not talking the brand new Nike Air Max 1s or the brand-new Air Max IIs here, these are classic sneakers.
We are talking the older models, the ones you see in stores that were in operation when the original Nike Air was introduced in 1985.
If it’s your first visit to a second and third-generation sneaker store, you’ll find the same old stuff.
But there are some things you might miss, like the first-generation Air Max and the first Air Max 2s, the first Nike Air Zoom, and the Air Max IVs.
Here’s how to spot the next generation of the brand.