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Im looking to buy some men's sneakers for my husband. I'd love to buy locally if possible. Do you have any suggestions of places to buy from?

Concierge Service Answer:

You have a some really great options for men's sneakers. I don't know your husband's style preference, so here are a few ranges to consider:

Option #1:

I'd start with SoleSpace: 

They have a great selection of modern styles. The owner is a huge community advocate; supporting local artists, designers, and Oakland in general. 

SoleSpace - Sneaker Boutique
1714 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 (map)

They have a second location on Grand Avenue that is worth a look as well.

3304 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 (map)

Option #2:

The Shoe Spot in Old Oakland has been around for long time and has a loyal following.

The Shoe Spot
598 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607 (map)
* No website.

Option #3:

McCaulou's is an indie department store in Montclair Village. They have a shoe department with a good selection of shoes for everyone in the family. Their website is very limited and doesn't display all the options they have available.

McCaulou's Shoes
2020 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611 (map)
(510) 339-4500

Option #4: 

These guys have all types of athletic shoes and sneakers. They are open on Sunday and just down the street from McCaulou's.

Montclair Sports
1970 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611 (map)


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I hope this helps point you toward a great gift purchase! Happy holidays! - Oakland Grown