The sneaker industry is expected to experience 5.31% growth worldwide this year, reaching $75.77 billion in revenue. Customers remain loyal to their favorite brands of kicks. AOI bot, a website that helps sneakerheads and resellers buy exclusive items online, recently published a report that details Michigan’s most popular sneaker.

The information is broken out by state, providing the top three brand names. “Your surroundings will always play a role in what kind of sneakers you want to wear,” AOI bot explains.

Michigan = Air Max

The Nike Air Max 270 sits atop the list as The Wolverine State’s favorite kicks.  The Air Max model was introduced as a lightweight sneaker built for comfort. The larger air pocket has made it one of the more recognizable styles in the Nike catalog. Currently, the 270 is available in nine different men’s color options and 11 colors in women’s shoes.

Also listed here for Michigan is the Nike Air Max 97. The “97” stands for 1997, the year the shoe was first released by Nike. It was one of the first to feature a full-length air-cushioning. Nike offers the 97 in eight different men’s color schemes and 13 different color options for women. In addition, you can also design your own version of the shoe. Nike describes the Air Max 97 by saying, “This original look is inspired by Japanese bullet trains and water droplets.”


A high-end brand, Dior, was also named by AOI bot as one of Michigan’s most popular sneakers. Dior shoes are at a higher price point, however. Their options include a walker or a more casual platform sneaker. In fact, if you are looking to spend $10,000 on sneakers you can put the Dior and Nike brands together and purchase their collaboration shoe.

To learn more about Michigan’s most popular sneaker brands, or see about other states favorites, read AOI bots full report here.

These Michigan Foot Locker Stores Could Be Closing By 2026

As part of a new business plan, Foot Locker is planning to close more than 400 stores in malls across North America. According to Business Insider, executives for the retailer shared a  “Lace Up” business plan that includes the opening of new stand-alone store concepts. Foot Locker told Business Insider that it expects to close as many as 420 by 2026 to focus on its better-performing stores.

The retailer plans to open more than 300 new concept stores by 2026. These would include stores outside of malls. It’s reported that at an investor day event, Foot Locker executives described three new store formats, including a 15,000-square-foot “community” store designed for areas with “strong affinity for sneakers.”

Foot Locker operates more than 3,000 Foot Locker, Kids Footlocker, Champs Sports, WSS and atmos stores worldwide. It has around 1,300 stores in malls in North America. According to the Foot Locker website there are 35 stores in Michigan. The Lansing, Southfield, and Sterling Heights locations are listed but are temporarily closed. The shoe chain expects to have around 2,4000 stores by 2026.

More than 400 mall stores across North America closing.

These Michigan Foot Locker Stores Could Be Closing By 2026.

  • Foot Locker Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor

    Briarwood Mall is a shopping center in Washtenaw County. It’s Foot Locker store is located in the Macy’s wing next to Claire’s Accessories.

  • Foot Locker Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills

    This Foot Locker location is inside of Michigan’s largest indoor outlet center Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Visitors can find the store in District 3 of the outlet between Aldo and Carters Children’s Wear.

  • Foot Locker Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn

    The store located in Fairlane Town Center is House of Hoops by Foot Locker. It’s in the lower level near the JCPenney.

  • Foot Locker Genesee Valley Center in Flint

    Genesee Valley Center is around 1.3 million square feet of shopping with more than 125 stores. Its Foot Locker store is in area B near the JCPenney.

  • Foot Locker Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids

    Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids has both Foot Locker and Kids Foot Locker. The Foot Locker store is right next to Rue 21 and near Sephora.

  • Foot Locker Rivertown Crossings in Grandville

    Rivertown Crossings in Grandville has a House of Hoops by Foot Locker location. Victors can find the shoe retailer in the lower level of the mall near Macy’s.

  • Foot Locker The Lakes Mall in Muskegon

    The Lakes Mall offers three department stores, seventy stores and eight eateries. Its Foot Locker store is near a home appliance repair store.

  • Foot Locker Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi

    Twelve Oaks Mall has over 180 stores. One of those stores is Foot Locker located in the lower level near Nordstrom.

  • Foot Locker Meridian Mall in Okemos

    Meridian Mall serves the greater Lansing area. It’s Foot Locker store is located not too far from the H&M clothing store.

  • Foot Locker Crossroads Mall in Portage

    Crossroads Mall is in West Michigan on South Westnedge Avenue. This mall caters to the Portage-Kalamazoo area.

  • Foot Locker Macomb Mall in Roseville

    Macomb Mall has been in Roseville since 1964 according to their Instagram. The mall’s Foot Locker store is in the East Court near the Dick’s Sporting Goods.

  • Foot Locker Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw

    Fashion Square Mall has dining, entertainment, and shopping options. It also has the only Foot Locker in Saginaw.

  • Foot Locker Southland Center in Taylor

    Southland Center in Taylor features chain retailers, restaurants, and a movie theater. It’s Foot Locker location is next to Rue 21 and near JCPenney.

  • Foot Locker Oakland Mall in Troy

    The Oakland Mall is located at 14 Mile Road and John R. Visitors can find the Foot Locker store near the At Home store next to Hot Topic.

  • Foot Locker Somerset Collection in Troy

    Somerset Collection is a luxury shopping mall, located in Troy with more than 180 specialty stores. Its Foot Locker location is on level 3, north. This shoe retailer is near Macy’s.

  • Foot Locker Westland Shopping Center in Westland

    Westland Shopping Center features more than 100 stores including Foot Locker. The retailer is near Kohl’s.