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Editorial Review

If the grays of winter have you feeling blue, peep the technicolor sneaker rack at Commonwealth. The District's new streetwear hot spot looks like a Crayola factory exploded in a Foot Locker, with grape Nikes, gold Reeboks and blueberry Adidas all screaming out for the green in your wallet.

Area sneaker-heads and streetwear fans rejoiced when the Norfolk-based store announced last year that it would be opening a Washington location. "We noticed that a lot of our online orders were coming from this area," co-owner Larry Incognito says. "So it's good that D.C. is taking us in."

The sleek, minimalist storefront opened in January 2007 near Adams Morgan. In addition to flashy footwear from Maharishi, Creative Recreation and Greedy Genius, you'll find scores of kaleidoscopic T-shirts, hoodies, caps and accessories from Supreme, Billionaire Boys Club, Undefeated, Crooks & Castles and others.

The men's duds outnumber the women's about 2 to 1, but there's still plenty of stuff for women, including some excellent pastel boat shoes by Keep.

-- Chris Richards