The Sneakerhead’s Guide to Braamies

Get a gang of fresh kicks all within a 5km radius!

Braamies’ golden triangle of sneakers

Once upon a time Braam was just a street with a dodgy bar and a handful of ever-changing stores.

Fast-forward to 2k15 and Braam resembles a lite version of Brooklyn complete with this trio of streetwear stores sure to keep your sneaker game on lock.

Tick ‘em off one by one, or embark on a whirlwind sneaker tour of all three, rent money be damned! But whatever you do, step up! Braam’s sneaker haunts are where it’s at!

Special mention goes out to the Braamies Adidas store and the Puma store – but this list is all about hyping local retailers, you dig?

Anatomy

The new kid on the block, Anatomy made a splash debut and even earned a mention on the online menswear’s bible Hypebeast.

Stocking an impressive variety of kicks, Anatomy got the exclusive on the Liberty X Nike 2015 summer “Merlin” collection.

Special S/O to their collection of Stüssy tees – because new kicks just look better with a new tee, right?

Psst! Not in the 011? Shop Anatomy online here.

Prime

Originally only found in Rosebank, Prime added a Braam space to its empire and Jozi’s streetwear fiends cried tears of joy.

Stocking an eclectic and evolving selection of brands – both local and international – Prime is your target if you’re looking for Feiyue, New Balance, Vans and Puma.

Did you know? Puma’s iconic jumping cat logo was created in 1962 by Lutz Backes, a cartoonist from Nuremberg.

Special S/O to their dope selection of Adidas Originals.

Psst! While you’re there, clone Trevor Stuurman’s style credentials by copping a Simon and Mary hat.

DIP ST. Store

Hidden away from the beaten path, DIP can be found on 33 De Korte Street.

Located in a nondescript building, follow the staircase to discover an oasis of streetwear and sneakers. Plus, their socks selection is BOSS. Don’t believe us? Click here.

Stocking a collection that’ll make even the most serious sneakerhead do a double-take, DIP should be your first stop on payday.

Special S/O to the Air Jordan Future Low sneakers in store now.

Want new kicks after-hours? Shop DIP online here.

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Tell us: in the eternal battle between Nike and Adidas – which brand gets your support?