For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

June 12th, 2008 Air.Traffic.Control. (ATC), Miami’s premiere footwear consignment boutique, opens its doors to serve the sneaker obsessed. Boasting a premium inventory unheard of in Miami, ATC presents international and stateside releases, multiple size runs, and digging in the crate goods as far back as ’88.

The sleek, custom designed, 1,000 square foot shop, as sneak peeked in Team Ice Cream Jimmy Gorecki’s Day in the Life video, showcases something for every kick connoisseur’s palette. The glowing shelves offer up footwear finds from Jordan, Nike, and A Bathing Ape, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, New Balance, Converse, Fila among others while the industrial, rotating conveyor belt centerpiece display, draws you to the house gems.

ATC also complements its footwear selection with apparel must-haves by aNYthing, Recon, Subware, MIKE23, Rogue Status, Crooks & Castles, Hellz Bellz, Married To The Mob and Boroughbred. But for those that rather make dough than spend it, ATC welcomes all to join the Mile High Club. Understanding that taking pictures, setting up auctions, dealing with fraudulent payments, packaging and shipping shoes can be about as fun as jet lag, the Mile High Club is an 80/20 consignment program with one simple objective— getting members paid.

Determined to bring NYC cool to Miami’s heat, ex-music industry kids DJ Daai Lo and Mark Bolkovich refocused their love of music to a more committed audience and brought their sneaker obsessions to share down South.

1601 Washington Ave. Suite 114
(16th St between Collins & Washington)
Miami Beach, FL 33139


For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens
For The Sneaker Obsessed: ATC Miami Opens

43 COMMENTS

  1. Looks pretty good. May have 2 visit when I go back to Florida.

    Why we can't get no good shoe spots in Arizona. Phoenix has nuthin.

  2. I was just at this store, they really do have every gem you could ever dream of! Dope write up, I couldn't explain it any better!! They're definetly bringing a new movement to miami. Finally a store that understands the sneaker consumer, and is bringing a breath of fresh air to all the sneaker heads here in miami. We seriously NEEDED this!!

  3. Fresh 2 Def i know how you feel man. I live in Arizona too (used to live in da PHX but now in Peoria) and we definitely dont got any sneaker shops or boutiques. cmon Chi-town stores. We got the heat, ya'll bring tha fiya. -Arizona

  4. Eps said

    am June 12 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    shrink wrap ftl? Doesn’t that just choke the shoe right out and end out drying it out?

    LMAO @ Eps! "drying it out"? It's a sneaker, not food homie.

    That's how you keep the sneaker fresh. That's some serious o.g. sh*t…You wouldn't know about that mah dude.

    p.s. I'm heading out to miami next week, looking forward to checking out ATC!

  5. Damn dawg imma have te hit this joint up in a minute, it looks fresh, finally a good sneaker store down here in MIA…1

  6. "…Moving on from the pains of paper brings us to the sheer stupidity of plastic. Wrapping shoes in cellophane, i.e. Saran Wrap, ranks right next to a screen door installed on a submarine, and slightly below a 3rd class ticket on the Titanic. Plastic wrap shrinks folks. And when it shrinks, it adheres to whatever it touches. And then whatever it touches cannot breathe, dries out, and then becomes stuck to the cellophane. Which means after you carefully unwrap your shoes, the next thing happening will be your mother washing your mouth out with soap for every 4 letter word you scream that can be heard within a 5 block radius…"

    Quick excerpt from the niketalk sneaker care/maintenance post. Poster seems quite knowledgeable on the subject.

    If you haven't noticed yet, most sneakers are made of leather. If you're never seen dried up leather, than you "wouldn't know about that"…"mah dude".

    Anyway, probably a moot point, those kicks are just collectors item. Never gonna touch the ground with a foot in them.

    link, though might be too much text for some :

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  7. ^^To LBJ Fan and Fresh 2 Def

    We actually do have some small boutique's In Tucson, So i'm pretty sure you guys have some in Phoenix.

  8. does anyone else thing these guys are justing biting flight club? i'm saying, if you are going to copy someone's idea, at least make it new and add something to it. i hope these guys get sued for trademark violations or some ish.

  9. BobMarleyDood said

    am June 12 2008 @ 6:30 pm

    does anyone else thing these guys are justing biting flight club? i’m saying, if you are going to copy someone’s idea, at least make it new and add something to it. i hope these guys get sued for trademark violations or some ish.

    Word? I didn't know flight club had a conveyor belt…or had the same aesthetic of atc. how does that infridge in trademark violations bob marley?

    That just goes to show how fresh this store is…With greatness there will always be haters…

    AS FOR EPS…you have way too much time on your hands. The shrink wrap really isn't that serious. I personally prefer it, in case I need to buy the display, I know it won't be dirty.

  10. GEEZ…WHATS REALLY GOOD WIT ALL DA HATEEEEERRRRRZZZZ?

    I'M READING ALOT OF BITCHASSNESS!!

    BOB MARLEY…SO BECAUSE IT'S CONSIGNMENT THEY BITING OFF OF FLIGHT CLUB? WHERE DO YOU THINK FLIGHT CLUB GOT THEY IDEA FROM? FLIGHT CLUB ISN'T THE FIRST STORE TO DO CONSIGNMENT. IF YOU COULD SUE FOR THAT, THERE WOULD BE ALOT OF LAWSUITS!!

    I AGREE W/ KNOW1EDGE, I REALLY COULD GIVE 2 SHITS ABOUT THE SHRINK WRAP. IF THATS WHAT YOU'RE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT, COOL. DON'T BUY THEM THEN, THAT LEAVES MORE KICKS FOR ME!

  11. TO EPS:

    I AM THE EPITAMY OF A SNEAKER CONNOISEUR. I HAVE A 650 SQFT. ROOM ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO MY SNEAKERS. I'VE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD IN MY LIFETIME. INCLUDING SNEAKER NIRVANAS SUCH AS UENO, & MONGKOK WHICH YOU'VE MOST LIKELY NEVER BEEN TO, SINCE YOU'RE NOT UP ON THE SHRINK WRAP. THIS HAS BEEN DONE FOR OVER 50 YEARS IN ASIA. IF THAT WERE REALLY THE CASE, WOULDN'T ALL OF THESE LEGENDARY SNEAKER STORES BE LOSING MONEY ON THEIR INVENTORY? I KNOW THE SHRINK WRAP MIGHT SEEM STRANGE TO A SNEAKER NOVICE.

    IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN WHY IS IT WHEN I'VE BOUGHT DISPLAY SHOES, WHEN I REMOVE THE PLASTIC THE SHOE IS CRISPY AND PRISTINE? THIS MIGHT BE SO, IF YOU HAVE A SNEAKER WRAPPED IN PLASTIC FOR OVER 5 YEARS. TAKE IT FROM ME, I'M A FORMER EKIN (YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS), I RESPECT THESE DUDES HUSTLE, AND SHRINKWRAP DOES NOT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THE SHOE.

    KEEP DOING YOU ATC.

  12. geaaaaahhhh mang!! read the blog this mornin' drove down to south beach from coral gables, and got me the girl sp'zikes, and a mttm tee at ATCmia!! for all the haters out there, plz feel free to hate on me!! ; )

  13. the trademark comment was a joke. and the dumb belt is a copy from the bape store. they got those in all of their stores in japan. the only good thing that this store might serve as is a good way to wash some guap from the pif trade

  14. and btw there were some consignment shops in jp b4 fc, but flight club was the first in the US, and they are responsible for mainstreaming the concept. GO FARM.

  15. Bob marley you care too much! Stop being such a bitch, you put the name bob marley to shame…Someone should sue you for being such a lame! haha!

    "Narly dude…I puff Bob Marley dude, all day like rastafaris do!!"

  16. meditation through cultivation…they call me MarleyDood, cuz i spread love, sometimes by putting lame bitches on blast. I shine light so bright with high pressure sodium

  17. Uhhhh actually bape store isnt even a belt…Have you even been to atc bob marley? and why are you so aggy? I gotta go wit ill will on this one^^

    if you could do betta just open your own shit…and stop crying about it. stop getting your panties in a bunch and piff off!!

  18. These are my dudes from NYC….Always takes a NY'er to get things poppin in another city. Flight Club is cool but the concept is not nearly as thought out as ATC.

    Since these dudes are friends of mine, I wish them nothing but success on their new venture. I am also sure that the service will be a lot better than what i've experienced at Flight Club.

    Daai Lo and Jieke, I'll see you fellas in about 3 weeks.

    L

    The Brothers Brooks NUKKA!!!!!!!!

  19. Yo I live in miami and Maaad sneaker head are gonna hit this shit up. i wouldn't be surprised if its packed with poeple right now

  20. scribbles23 said

    am June 12 2008 @ 4:31 pm

    ^^To LBJ Fan and Fresh 2 Def

    We actually do have some small boutique’s In Tucson, So i’m pretty sure you guys have some in Phoenix.

    Dang all da way down in Tucson? Ill check it out when i drive haha. anyone know of any spots in Phoenix or peoria? or even Scottsdale or chandler? thts about as far as i can go lmao

  21. ATC is next level and Jimmy G from Ice Cream and BBC works there.He was super cool and really helpful to me with my purchase.Class act for being some what of a celeb. Thumbs up for this store and its contribution to the scene in Miami.

  22. Actually, I stopped by and the Store looks GREAT!!!

    Yeap they got the idea from the bathing Ape Stores.

    The prices are a bit high, but where you will get hard to find sneaker anyway????

    They do have fab, fab sneakers..

    Marcia Baracaldo

    nothing to do with them…

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