A luxury sneaker store has opened in Leeds and has an impressive collection of exclusive shoes on its walls, some of which have sold for over £ 15,000.
Kick Game, which presents itself as the “first exclusive sneaker and streetwear store in Europe” to its 200,000 subscribers on Instagram, welcomed its first customers this weekend.
The boutique at Trinity Mall is eye-catching with hundreds of rare shoes in all colors and styles lining every wall of the otherwise white space.
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The selection of sneakers sell for between £ 180 and £ 5,000 – and a pair of Dior Air Jordan 1s on display have sold for between £ 10,000 and £ 15,000.
Dozens of shoe fanatics flocked to the store which is considered the only one of its kind in town.
The recent Kick Game client list includes YouTuber Chunkz and rapper Lil Yachty – and Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips is said to be a huge fan, too.
Retail manager Ayat El-Zein, 29, told LeedsLive that the company is delighted to be in Leeds because they believe it is a “thriving city”.
Ayat said: “We’re the first store like this in Leeds, and it’s so exciting to be here.
“We are delighted to have opened in Leeds and I know it will be good.
“Leeds is asking for a store like this.
“It’s a great and prosperous city and it has an interesting fashion culture. “
Ayat said that the sneaker culture is growing and that they hope to make more exclusive shoes more accessible, as they usually sell out quickly at “drops”.
Ayat said, “Sneaker culture is all about comfort and style, and streetwear just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
“The colors, the details, the history and the story behind the shoes are what make them so unique and so attractive.
“Everything we sell here is usually sold out. People are lining up and waiting for drops and most people will miss the shoes they desperately want.
“But we are proud of the fact that we will have extremely rare and extremely limited editions.
“It makes these shoes more accessible to more people.”
Grace Anderson, 15, came today with her mother to buy herself a pair of Oreo Jordan 4s – a shoe she said she had coveted for some time.
The student owns 19 pairs of Jordans and said she will be spending a lot of time at the store.
She said: “There are no stores like this in Leeds so I’m so happy they opened.
“I love Jordans and bought a pair of Oreo Jordan 4s today because I had been looking for the shoe for a while.
“Normally you can’t find them anywhere else, so I’m really happy.
“I think I’ll be spending a lot of time here in the future. I love everything about it.”
Her mother Siobhan Howley, 43, said she was happy the store opened because the staff were friendly and personal.
But added that she was less interested in the price.
The mom of three said: “I’m happy because we normally have to order these kind of shoes online, and I don’t like it.
“Now we can go in and see the shoes, find them in my daughter’s size and the staff are all nice and it’s so personal.
“I don’t like the price too much, but it makes Grace happy.”
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