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Some women blanch at the suggestion that Manolo Blahniks are ‘just shoes’. Sneaker collectors are similarly obsessive, scouring the world and the web for the pair they have to have. Provider’s big wall of foot candy features limited-editions, classic re-issues, or otherwise hard-to-find trainers – the kind of gear converts would trade blood relatives for. Brands include Vans, Nike and New Balance, plus there’s also a range of apparel and accessories such as Schwipe tees and Edwin Jeans. Of course, you can always pick up a copy of Sneaker Freaker – the magazine devoted to tracking street culture and new shoe releases. M. PADULA