Best of The Best: Sneaker Collab Hot Spots

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Over the last few years, Sneaker Collaborations have become one of, if not the hottest trend in sneakers. We all love to see our favorite shop team up with a manufacturer and drop some serious heat. Everything from mild to wild, from exclusive to general release, has stemmed from the collaborative efforts of stores and manufacturers.

We’ve recently seen one of the biggest and boldest collab projects come to a close, the Adidas aZX Project. Which got us wondering, what shops have had the best collaborations of all time? We took into account things like, variety of companies worked with, shoe popularity, creativity, and number of collaborations. So if your favorite isn’t on the list, let us know why you think it should, and maybe your own list, after you check out the list of our top Store Collaborations to date.

#10 – DQM

Dave’s Quality Meat (DQM) lands at number 10 on our list. This NYC hot spot got on the creative start before they even opened up when Dave Ortiz transformed an old butcher shop into a sneaker store while keeping the theme of the space’s former business. If you have seen inside the store, you know exactly what we are talking about.

In September, to celebrate their 5th year in business, they dropped the DQM x Nike Sportswear Dunk, a collaboration with the freshly formed Nike Sportswear. Some of their collab work with Nike include a trio of Blazers, and Air Max 90’s, appropriately named Bacon’s.?? While their Nike collaborations may be their best, their work with Vans, Converse, and Adidas should definitely not be overlooked.

DQM x Nike Air Max 90

DQM x Nike Sportswear Dunks

DQM x Nike Blazer

DQM x Nike Blazer

DQM x Adidas ZX 90

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