My teammates and I would travel to lower Manhattan to purchase them.
That would be Carlsen (sp?) Imports, 300 Broadway! I sent away for my first pair in 1955, paying ~$30. SkyBlue w/ White Stripes, kept on the top shelf of my bookcase, for use in Meets only.
Mal Whitfield had a White w/ Black Stripes for Indoors that I couldn't duplicate until a couple of years at USC, where they were standard issue--always longish fixed spikes, perfect for the USC Cromwell Field cinder track, and OK for the harder clay tracks like Compton, Fresno, Modesto, Bakersfield, etc.