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About Us
Though our gates were lifted on February of 2013, Alumni's pedigree is far from that of a freshman. Having a rich grasp of New York City’s sneaker landscape, we offer the finest products from coveted accounts–Nike Pinnacle, adidas Y-3, and Converse First String–that would tickle the fancy of any sneaker connoisseur.

First as Sneaker King in the late '80s, then as Rugged Sole in the '90s, we boast a long history as a neighborhood staple for more than two decades. But as premium streetwear became a major influence on global fashion, our store's identity also needed an upgrade.

Alumni was the result of this epiphany. After years of holding our forte as the go-to sneaker hub in the hometown of Buckshot Shorty, we've gone through a drastic transformation to showcase our maturing identity. 

You'll notice the growth as soon as you step into the space. From the brands displayed on the floor (Publish to ICNY), to the shop's innovative redesign (check out the images), and each of our team member's acumen on the products we offer, we're still the same mom-and-pop sneaker spot, but better and smarter. We're growing with our customers and we love our neighborhood, its food, the culture, and the people. With that said, welcome to Alumni–a Brooklyn thoroughbred, and a true standout graduate of New York City's sneaker landscape.  

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