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If you're wondering where to find minimal Rick Owens high tops or exclusive Raf Simons for Adidas sneakers, then Alchemist is your best bet. That's probably why Footwear News, the highest word in the footwear industry, named it one out of eight best men's shoestores stores in the world. "We have always had a simple approach to a buy: If we like it, we buy it," owner Roma Cohen tells the site. Good taste goes a long way.