Best Sneaker Store New York 2013 - DQM
The shop offers dozens of varieties of the latest Vans sneakers, in addition to skateboarding models by Adidas and Nike. DQM—"Dave's Quality Meat"—is owned by Dave Ortiz, formerly of Zoo York. It's worth at least a weekly pop-in to see what new sneakers and clothing have hit the (meat) hooks. You can outfit yourself head-to-toe at DQM, but if you can't make the weekly pilgrimage, the DQM e-mail list is one of the best in the industry, giving customers news, previews of what's coming up, and info on contests, all wrapped in a clean design. In the past two years, DQM has expanded to Soho and Boston, but the original DQM is a welcoming landmark in NYC's sneaker jungle.