Sneaker City

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Do your feet a fa­vor this sum­mer and trade out your stilet­tos for a pair of sneak­ers. With the merg­ing of streetwear and high fash­ion, sneak­ers are now com­fort­able enough to tra­verse the city yet chic enough to wear any­where with­out com­prim­is­ing on style. At in­de­pen­dent bou­tique Lap­stone & Ham­mer the fo­cus is on qual­ity, crafts­man­ship and ar­ti­san of­fer­ings. Fo­cus­ing on the global trend of sneak­ers mix­ing with cou­ture is the Fill­ing Pieces line, de­signed by a Dutch ar­chi­tect and hand­made in Por­tu­gal with Ital­ian leather. Each piece in the line blends ath­letic and fash­ion el­e­ments in strik­ing ways, such as a salmon scale woven leather top­ping a Mar­gom vul­can­ized rub­ber Kobe rip­ple sole. Lap­stone & Ham­mer is also known for reis­sues of retro styles in new col­or­ways; lo­cals camp out for weekly drops of Jor­dans or Nikes that sell out in­stantly. 1106 Chest­nut St., 215.592.9166; www.lap­stone­and­ham­

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