IV FORTY 8 (448) is a sneaker consignment boutique located at 45-74 Bell Blvd. in Queens. It has a wide selection of highly sought-after sneakers — referred to by customers as "kicks" or "heat." The store caters to a sub-culture of sneaker heads who buy, sell, trade, collect, wear and play basketball with these sneakers.
Prices are set by consignors who drop off kicks. IV FORTY 8 inventory is 90 percent brand-new unworn or dead-stock kicks; 10 percent is used or VNDS — very near deadstock. The shop also carries a variety of T-shirts and hats.