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Rackage: Solefood NYC Serves Sneakers on a Platter

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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, we take a look at new Tribeca sneaker store Solefood NYC.

Krieger, 09/24/2008

What is it with all of the food-themed sneaker shops? There's Dave's Quality Meat in the East Village, the sadly departed La Pizza in Soho and now we have Solefood NYC, a restaurant-themed Tribeca newcomer. The place has an interesting backstory: Queens native Matt Murphy used part of the windfall from Barry Bonds' record-breaking 756th home run ball, which he caught and auctioned off to Mark Ecko for more than $752,000, to open the store. His earnings got him a 650-square-foot boutique filled with colorful Nikes displayed on serving platters, racks of bright tees and artwork from local artists. For more on Solefood NYC, click over to their website or check out this NY Daily News article on Murphy.