Few know sneakers better than the retailers turning over racks and racks of them. They’ve pored over pre-release catalogues, guided civilians through the finer points, and spent time with pairs in front of them IRL rather than just scrolling past.
And you know what time in the sneaker industry gives you? Opinions. When it comes to the best sneakers of 2019 so far, we’ve already given you ours. So we decided to ask some retail pros. We posed the question to retail pros ranging from managers, to buyers, to owners, to see what they’ve liked so far this year – and what they’re still looking forward to.