Let’s Get Physical
From high-end sneaks to cycling gear, where to shop for athletic pursuits.
Do your feet a favor this summer and trade your stilettos for a pair of sneakers. With the merging of streetwear and high fashion, kicks are now comfortable enough to traverse the city, yet chic enough to wear anywhere without compromising on style. At independent boutique Lapstone
& Hammer ( 1106 Chestnut St., 215.592.9166, www.
lapstoneandhammer.com), find just the thing in finely crafted footwear, like the Filling Pieces line, designed by a Dutch architect and handmade in Portugal with Italian leather. Each pair blends athletic and stylish elements in striking ways, such as a salmon scale, woven leather shoe 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. For more athletic-inspired threads, read on.