Shop Shout: Rime

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Located in Brooklyn, New York, Rime has the Brooklyn community covered when it comes to kicks and sportswear.

Rime has been giving sneaker lovers the latest in kicks and apparel since 2007. They proudly carry everything one needs from Nike’s, to Reebok’s, to Levi’s and many more. Therefore, next time your in Brooklyn, make sure to stop by and visit Susan and the Rime family. They will also give you a good laugh. Don’t believe us? Click here to learn a little more about the shop and it’s team. In addition, check out more photos of the store.

157 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Name: Rime ( Sue, Frank, Colvin, and JT)

Tell us a little about you and your position at the store:

After many years in the business making and a lot of money for other people, I felt it was time to play by my own rules for once and opened Rime. But with any successful company you will find a great team behind it so let me introduce the rest of the crew. – Sue (Owner)

Frank (General Manager)

Colvin (Sales Manager)

JT (Online Manager)

What makes your store special?

“Due to our location in downtown Brooklyn, we get a pretty diverse range of customers that walk through our doors. From the kids over at the Gowanus Housing Projects to the creative professionals that reside in the Heights, we treat everyone the same. It makes no difference to us whether your a fiend on the hunt for that ultra rare release or just a pair of kicks to wear on the court, we have you covered. Our aim from day one has been to provide the best customer experience possible.” – Sue

Shoe that got you hooked:

Reebok Freestyle in pure white – Sue

Nike Cortez (OG colorway) – Frank

AJ7 (Hare Colorway) – Colvin

AJ1 (85) – JT

Last pair you purchased:

“The last pair of kicks I took out my wallet for was the Bobbito X Pro-Ked’s Royal Flash. At 200 pairs per color worldwide and the story behind them I couldn’t afford to pass those up.” – Frank

Favorite pair you don?t own:

“Nike Cortez Basic LE (Mr. Cartoon Aztec Edition) in Black and Del Sol-White Size 9.5 – Anybody?” – JT

Amount of pairs you own:

“You stop counting after a certain point, but it was never really a numbers game with me. I’ve always collected for myself, f**ck the hype! Your collection should say something about you.” – Frank

Top 3 of all-time:

1.) Air Jordan III – Frank

2.) Was still pondering this as we went to print. (Colvin)

3.) Nike Air Max 1 (87) – JT

Which upcoming release are you looking forward to?:

“The Ransom X Adidas Collection that debuts this fall. We’re all pretty much in agreement over this one.” – Rime

If you weren?t a_____ you would be a________

“I was born to do this.” – Sue

One reason why shoes matter:

“No shirt, no shoes, no service!” – JT

One reason you love shoes:

“The first thing I do when I meet someone is check their feet. Shoes can tell a lot about a person, so that’s where my eyes go.” ?- Colvin

One thing that you dislike about the shoe game:

“That it has become a game. I don’t want to step on anyone’s hustle but it seems fresh ideas are dwindling faster than our Social?Security.” – Sue

Anything else you want to tell our readers?

If you’re in Brooklyn swing through. We have you covered! – Rime



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