Hey Sneakerhead fam, how have you been? Was the summer good to you and your collection? Who lucked up and copped a pair of the “banned” Air Jordan 1s? You already know that I have my pair on ice in the shoe vault and I must say, I was really impressed with the quality. Definitely a nice pick for those that were able to snag a pair. For those of you who have been unfortunate in your hunt for shoes as of late, I have some good news for you…..especially if you’re in the Sacramento / Elk Grove area.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to get out to the grand opening of AUTHENTIC SOLE!! What is that? Well I’m glad you asked. Authentic Sole is a boutique store, but not your average boutique store. Authentic Sole is a premier boutique that offers access to exclusive, rare and hard to find kicks such as: Shattered Back Boards, Hologram Foamposites, Kendrick Lamar x Reebok collab and much more. That is not all. Authentic Sole also offers designer attire with labels such as: Black Pyramid, Civil, Play Cloths, Vie Riche and Pink Dolphin. Plus accessories like Stance socks and Rastaclat bracelets.
With Authentic Sole it is about quality over quantity. When you come in you will find quality products and receive quality service. The Authentic Sole family wants to create a good shopping experience for you; one that will warrant a return. You can go into Authentic Sole and actually have in-depth conversations about styles, brands, color-ways or designs with staff who is knowledgeable and can answer your questions.
2619 W Taron Court Suite 140
Elk Grove CA 95758
I had the privilege of catching up with the owner and getting some insight from her. When I made my way into the boutique there were people everywhere and in the back watching over it all, in the newly released “banned” Air Jordan 1s, was Ashtyn. Ashtyn is the owner, a Sacramento native and an OG Sneakerhead. She is hoping to breathe some life into the Sneakerhead scene in Sacramento. She has been in love with sneakers ever since the 4th grade when she acquired the Pearl Nike Foamposites. After that her path was set. The Elk Grove location will be Ashtyn’s second boutique. She has successfully established a boutique down south in Atlanta, Georgia under the same name of Authentic Sole.
Authentic Sole is hoping to establish ties with the Sacramento / Elk Grove community not only through good, knowledgeable, friendly customer service, but also by giving back. Authentic Sole places a strong emphasis on giving back to the community. Authentic Sole has a program called “Saving Soles”. Saving Soles is a team of volunteers who are committed to improving the health of children and access to education by saving soles, one pair at a time. They work very hard throughout the year by collecting shoes for underprivileged youth in different communities throughout the states of Georgia and California. For more information on the foundation and how to donate or volunteer go to their website:
I am definitely excited for a men’s boutique that is a one stop shop for fly kicks and fresh attire. The fact that it is run by a fashion savvy Sneakerhead only guarantees that you’ll never leave disappointed or without. Knowing that Authentic Sole also does charity work, giving back will make me feel better in my dealings with them. All in all a breath of fresh air to Sacramento and The Sneakerhead scene. Be sure to stop through and check out all they have to offer.
Alright my fellow Sneakerheads, I’m on my way out……but as always cop heavy, keep em fresh and the soles icy. #Salute
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