Best Athletic Shoe Shops, November 2008
At first glance, Tradition looks like it focuses solely on suburban sneakerheads. Co-owner Jason Gaines was a high school basketball star who played for Loyola Marymount, so there’s a sampling of current and classic competition designs, from the just-out Kobe Hyperdunk to the retro Air Pippen. Here’s where sports meets style (with an assist from co-owner Andrew Kline, a former Fred Segal buyer), featuring shoes you could play in both on court and off.