World’s First Sneaker Pawn Shop Opens In NYC

06.17.14 3 years ago
Sneaker Pawn Shop

Sneaker Pawn Shop (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

There’s a wholly unique reason to visit the pawn shop opening up in Harlem over the next few weeks on Lenox Avenue and West 120th Street. Nice Kicks first spotted the shots when Animal New York stopped by the entrepreneurial vision of 10th-grader Chase Reed, who along with his father, Troy, and Rahsaan “Uncle Bless” Capers, have opened up a sneaker-only pawn shop with some of the most classic kicks ever made.

Our only experience with pawn shops came after a particularly gruesome weekend in Atlantic City, so this totally changes the game.

Check out the excellent condition of the sneakers — both old and new — snapped by Aymann Ismail for Animal New York:

Air Jordan 2 “Doerbechner Charity”

Air Jordan 2 "Doerbechner Charity"

Air Jordan 2 “Doerbechner Charity” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Nike KD 6 “What the KD”

KD IV "What the KD"

KD IV “What the KD” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Nike Barkley Posite Max “Splatter”

Nike Barkley Posite Max "Splatter"

Nike Barkley Posite Max “Splatter” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”

Nike Kobe 9 "Masterpiece"

Nike Kobe 9 “Masterpiece” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Nike Foamposite “Cough Drop”

Nike Foamposite "Cough Drop"

Nike Foamposite “Cough Drop” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Air Jordan 6 “Champagne”

Air Jordan 6 "Champagne"

Air Jordan 6 “Champagne” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Air Jordan 9 “Doerbechner Charity”

Air Jordan 9 "Doerbechner Charity"

Air Jordan 9 “Doerbechner Charity” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Air Jordan 1 “Doerbechner Charity”

Air Jordan 1 "Doerbechner Charity"

Air Jordan 1 “Doerbechner Charity” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

Nike LeBron 10 “Crown Jewel”

Nike LeBron 10 "Crown Jewel"

Nike LeBron 10 “Crown Jewel” (photo. Aymann Ismail/AnimalNewYork)

(Animal New York; H/T Nice Kicks)

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