Best Of 2019

Best Spot Downtown to Grab Emergency Kicks for the Weekend: UNheardof

Quick. It’s 5 p.m. You just got off work. You have a date at 6. And your outfit is looking… not so fresh. While some people might think your scuffed up, floppy dad loafers and khakis are attractive, you’re more likely cruising toward deal-breaker town with your business-casual gear. But no fear. UNheardof downtown can fix you right up. Swoop by and upgrade those tired brown leather jams with a pair of nostalgia-worthy Nike Air Max 97s or space-age Vapormax Plus in a rainbow of candy colors. Or go a grittier route with a pair of Vans Sk8-Hi high tops or Doc Martens. Heck, if you feel lucky, you might even try your hand at copping the newest pair of Yeezys. And don’t stop at ground level. The decade-strong streetwear purveyor also has plenty of sweatshirts, T-shirts, button-ups and pants to get you out of that painfully dull polo shirt. Brands like Nike, Adidas and Levi’s are an obvious draw, but you shouldn’t pass up UNheardof’s house brand, either — their recent collaboration with famed skateboard graphic artist Don Pendleton was killer. UNheardof, 15 W. Fourth St., Downtown, unheardofbrand.com.