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Aficionado: Chicago


Sneakerfiles has the first-ever, exclusive insight on a particular store, once thought to be just a rumor, and now the most talked about secretive spot in Chicago. The concept of “members having their privileges” is defined at last, as Aficionado has brought something unheard of to the table; something that dedicated Sneakerheads have been longing for. Though not open to the public, Aficionado has completely revolutionized the true meaning of customer appreciation. Though Sneakerfiles cannot give you a detailed description of Aficionado’s nature, it’s definitely more than just a store. It’s an experience and possibly the most exclusive spot you could ever find that caters to the Sneakerhead.

BY Oscar Castillo aka Wreckinkickz

In short, the main representative of Aficionado told Sneakerfiles, “I used to camp for certain releases and I know how it is. Now its time to pay back all the dedicated sneakerheads that have camped out in every season and in the worst weather.  Its time to pay back the ones that have been loyal over the years to the sneaker game we love

We were given one picture, and no further information was given.  Don’t bother googling them – trust me, We’ve tried.   We were simply informed to tell our readers: “To be one, ask one”.

BY Oscar Castillo aka Wreckinkickz


Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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