Last Saturday at 442 Haight Street, a new shop opened that’s destined to become a mecca for sneakerheads the world over.
It’s called SFCollection, and we’ve got the details.
SFCollection is a sneaker consignment shop carrying dozens of vintage and rare kicks, mostly from Nike. But these aren’t shoes you’ll want to walk home in — they’re collectors’ items, and many are extremely rare.
We spotted plenty of high tops, low tops, and yes, Air Jordans — even a model emblazoned with the face of Spike Lee’s Mars Blackmon character from those old Nike ads.
Prices for the shoes range from the $60 range to a whopping $1,000 for the rarest pair. Want to take a guess which one of these beauties wears the 4-digit crown?
Owner Kyle Eads, an Alabama native who always dreamed of running his own shop, moved to SF for the sole purpose of opening SFCollection. Eads says there are only two other cities in the US with consignment sneaker stores — New York and Los Angeles — but he knows that sneakerheads are willing to travel the world to find that rare pair for their collections.
In addition to sneakers, SFCollection sells vintage hats (including a 49ers hat from their last Superbowl victory in 1994), as well as GoodWood jewelry and locally-made t-shirts.
Eads spent 3 weeks transforming the space (a former pot dispensary), giving it a new paint job, new floors, better lighting, and new displays and shelving. He hopes to add some custom artwork in the weeks ahead.
To be frank, we knew next to nothing about the collectable shoe market before stepping into SFCollection, but after checking out the store and chatting with Eads, we were left seriously coveting pretty much everything in sight. So stop by and check out SFCollection, and who knows — you too might just discover your inner sneakerhead.