Sneaker Shopping - Queen City Edition

Sneaker Shopping: Queen City Edition

If you are a sneaker lover, you have undoubtedly copped kicks online via your favorite retailer like SNKRS, New Balance, or Joe Fresh Goods. But there are most certainly gems right here in your own backyard. Charlotte, NC to be exact! 

While Charlotte may not be the first city that comes to mind (yet) when you think of sneaker culture, Charlotte is slowly but surely becoming a key player in sneaker culture. The Queen City is the home of the Kicks & Fros headquarters as well as Social Status. 

Today on the blog we are highlighting 5 of our favorite stores in Charlotte to go sneaker shopping. So, whether you call Charlotte home, are new to the city, or are just visiting, be sure to check out these QC gems. 

Social Status- 1519 Central Ave, Charlotte

Social Status

Social Status is a boutique located in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte. On the shelves you can find both the classics and some of the year's biggest drops. The store often holds raffles for the most coveted releases and they have been known to give ladies early access to women’s releases. An added bonus is that Social Status is also the home of ‘Be Social’ which hosts tons of sneaker social events as well.

Charlotte Premium Outlets- 5404 New Fashion Way, Charlotte

Charlotte Premium Outlets

The Charlotte Premium outlets are located in the Steele Creek/SW Charlotte area and is a sneaker lover's dream. You can pretty much find any brand that you are looking for right here in one place as the outlet is home to Adidas, Asics, Converse, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Reebok, and Vans stores.

Request Boutique- 209 S. Kings Drive #201, Charlotte

Request Boutique

 Request Boutique is a sneaker resell shop where you can buy, sell, and trade all of the latest hype that you may have missed out on. You can also “request” that the team help you find a certain kick if they don’t have it in stock.

SNIPES- 6801 Northlake Mall Drive #105, Charlotte


Snipes is a large sneaker and streetwear retailer chain that can be found all over the US, Europe and The Queen City. The store is located in Northlake Mall and carries a huge selection of fly kicks and streetwear apparel.

Black Sheep- 830 Lamar Avenue, Charlotte

Black Sheep

Black Sheep is known for being a skateboard shop but don’t let that deter you from stopping in. Even if skating is not your thing, you can still find some pretty dope kicks here like Nike SB, Adidas, Vans, Converse, and New Balance.

~Erica Britt

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I am really interested in purchasing sneakers that are blinged out (sequins etc) However I am not seeing then on them website but saw them on the Jennifer Hudson show

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