Almost everyone in New York has some sort of athletic hobby, and whether it's jogging, cycling, rowing, or dodging bums asking for change, there's a shoe to fit it perfectly.
The legendary Fifth Avenue flagship of Nike products consistently impresses with its extraordinary array of clothing, shoes, accessories and other cool stuff.6 E 57th St (Fifth Avenue)
This classic sneaker shop offers more than just the basic running shoe thanks to a long standing partnership with Stella McCartney. Her designs for the company run the gamut from sleek sneakers for exercise, to yoga shoes (and the best workout clothes to match).136 Wooster St
Adidas's boutique mixture of their established style and that of avant-garde designer Yohji Yamamoto culminates in unified looks and surprisingly fresh fashion.92-94 Green Street
This young sportswear brand makes sneakers in malleable materials like suede and nylon that are both comfortable and functional. The shoes are always stylish enough to take you from the gym to the streets without having to do a full wardrobe change, and are often in bright, fun c...33 Union Square West