I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

I hit several DMV sneaker stores during my recent PG Plaza visit…

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

I love the culture in DMV.

For those who are not familiar with DMV, it stands for DC, Maryland, and Virginia. But the locals informed an out of towner like me that the DMV is select parts of Maryland (mainly parts close to DC).

I was quickly corrected when I mentioned Baltimore – – it’s not part of DMV. The same goes for Virginia, only Northern Virginia is part of DMV. Yes, I’m taking y’all to school.

To my knowledge and experience, I explained that correctly. However, if there are any DMV people reading this, please feel free to correct me if I said something that’s incorrect.

I can truly say that DMV has its own culture and the same goes for sneakers. The New Balance 990, Foamposite, and Nike Boot is a staple. I know you’ve probably heard that before, but it’s really real.

All ages get jiggy with those models. It’s actually amazing to see. My favorite place to sit back and observe the culture is PG Plaza which is the OG name. It’s now the Mall at Prince George’s, but it’s forever PG Plaza.

This is hands down my favorite sneaker mall in DMV. No lie, the mall has about 8-9 sneaker stores… and it’s a small mall. I have no complaints though because I love it.

For my Atlanta heads, to put it in perspective, PG Plaza is a little bigger than West End Mall and a little smaller than Greenbriar Mall. Yeah, that sounds about right.

I was in DC (really Alexandria, VA) last week and it’s mandatory I hit up PG Plaza when I’m in town. In true DMV fashion, I laced up my NB 990s and crossed Woodrow Wilson bridge so I could go embrace the culture in PG County.

Enough talking. Peep some of the photos I took below.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

I was surprised to see OG Air Max 1s sitting at Shoe City.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

DTLR had Deions for a good price.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

For $80-ish, I’ll buy a pair of Cool Grey 8s. Not for $150.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

It was only right to snap a photo of Foams.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

Good deal at Footaction.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

Wait, there’s more…

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

On the wall in the Flight 23 store.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

They get busy with the New Balance 990.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

It’s a culture thing.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

TRUST ME.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

Sk8 Hi with a strap. Yes or No?

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

Champs got Deions too… but not as cheap as DTLR.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

And before I end, it’s a must to hit Larry’s Cookies when I go to PG Plaza. Delicious!

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

Half pound gets me… and bae (I share sometimes) right.

I Hit Several DMV Sneaker Stores During My Recent PG Plaza Visit

About The Author

Lord G-Roc from the Great South. Twitter/IG: @GRocSmith

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  • Erosion

    Love the post man. Reminds me of my weekend window-shopping excursions to desolate malls here in Houston. Retail is for suckers.

  • Executive chemical

    Looked like a great time. I see a bunch of stuff that I would of copped fo shurk.

  • Executive chemical

    Vans are hot trash.

  • theloverswineverytime

    Bro, like, 990s are so trash to me ???
    They done took to em pretty good up here where I’m at too. But e’ry time i see em on a joker’s feet, I’m just like “better ’em to disgrace YOUR feet than mines” ??

  • Han Lee

    G with the fresh champion hoodie on

  • sirfresh

    People sleep on the 990.

  • javi

    I concur I concur I concur

  • curt diggler

    im sleep

  • curt diggler

    the way im built, i cant do nb either…i just cant

  • impxdom

    Thank you for the love!!! Your fit is PG nigga approved

  • bennybrigante

    BALTIMORE IS NOT A PART OF THE DMV…………….WE ARE OUR OWN WORLD

  • All love homie. And I appreciate that. Gotta show respect when I’m in town.

  • I will always embrace the culture.

  • Truuuuuuu

  • It took me going to DC for a 1 straight to really see the vision. Way more comfortable than I thought they would be too.

  • lol

  • Thanks man

  • Lmao. Cool imma cop you a pair. Bet!

  • Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I love window shopping, people watching, and just going to stores to see what’s in stock.

  • DC DunKing

    I appreciate the Love you show the DMV!
    It started for me with the 996s and 574s. Always kept a Grey and Navy pair on deck. Foams and Flightposites are def still a staple and Everyone from Buss Drivers, to Mailmen and everyone in between wear Nike Boots of all types.

    Baltimore is and will never be included – no disrespect, its just like that. And real talk only certain parts of VA are included. DC used to be called Chocolate City so those that didnt embrace that before cant gentrify culture, so they dont get to be included.
    Best to just say you rep DC & Murlend (Maryland for the out of town folk)

    lil known fact – even NIKE messed up at the grand opening of the HOH in the mall. it used to be a WORLD Footlocker and then redone to a Footlocker with a House of Hoops. They printed T shirts that said ‘Baltimore, MD’ BUT the Chrome Bakins release a whole week earlier along with a bunch of Caron Butler PEs
    http://theshoegame.com/articles/nike-air-bakin-black-club-purple-chrome.html

  • DC DunKing

    but the real question is did u get some mambo sauce?

  • theloverswineverytime

    Word. Dumb-sleep

  • theloverswineverytime

    Oh, i can dig it. I just dont embrace the “nb 990” part of the culture. ?

  • Executive chemical

    I’ll use them to cut the grass in.

  • javi

    Smh

  • javi

    Joto

  • Capes

    Did you hit the outlets, G-Roc?

  • Creep

    Lol

  • KRAVEN_KICKZ

    Yeah your right Baltimore is not DMV we always have and always will stand alone and ride our own wave! Bmore been on New Balance while yall DMV cats were stocking foamposites in ya closets

  • UB’s for under 150 is the move! thats why i dont have one yet….waiting for the deal.

  • David N

    Good stuff.

  • Damn that’s crazy. Yeah my girl put me on game about what’s considered DMV off the rip. lol. Shame on Nike for not knowing tho.

  • I’ll be honest, I still haven’t had mambo sauce yet… smh

  • I didn’t. I always do but didn’t have time…. but I did it the Nike Clearance Store again and Imma drop that tomorrow. Hella steals!

  • Ha! Got ya. Yeah I know Bmore rocks with NB heavy too.

  • Yep and that was a 3.0 pair too.

  • Thanks man!

  • Capes

    Let me know whenever you hit the Factory Stores, bro. Hopefully it’s a day when I’m working. And the Clearance Stores are the best lol. Air Max 1 Master UNDER RETAIL. The end.