Once only known as gear for game day (and a fashion faux-pas off of the court) the sneaker is now the "It" accessory at big-ticket black-tie shindigs. Luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, and Fendi as well as others have joined the laced-up revolution featuring exclusive kicks often in limited release. Kanye West, creator of Yeezy, is expected to haul in $1.5 billion this year. Whether at a snazzy Hollywood awards show, on a press junket, or on a casual Friday at the office, sneakers are here to stay. So, who are the masterminds to help curve the ever-growing sneaker appetite? Here is a list of L.A.'s most wanted sneaker gurus to cater to every sneaker buff young and old.