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Best sneaker stores in Hong Kong to up your style game

Here’s where to shop for the hottest kicks in town

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Many Hongkongers have fully embraced sneaker culture, making fashionable kicks an integral part of their outfits and daily lives. Luckily, the city is brimming with athleisure stores and independent shops that offer both functional and fashional footwear, as well as more casual places like the famous Sneaker Street in Mong Kok, which attract sneaker fans and tourists alike. Here are just some of our favourite ones to hit up.

RECOMMENDED: Check out these hiking and trekking gear shops in Hong Kong if you're looking for more specific and functional footwear.

Hong Kong’s best sneaker shops

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  • Causeway Bay

The epitome of skateboard culture, this is the place for limited-edition sneakers and awesome skateboards. 8Five2 has been kicking it since 1999, back when it was Hong Kong’s only authentic streetwear and skateboard shop. Today, it houses the best skate brands and maintains an avid passion for the city’s continually evolving street culture. Along with shopping at the store, you can also sign up for events and news to keep up with the skateboarding scene.

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  • Lan Kwai Fong

This multi-floor megastore is Asia’s largest Jordan-only store, so needless to say, it stocks a major collection of exclusive and limited-edition footwear from Nike. The Air Jordan Store also takes it to the next level with its wear-test area, where shoppers can try their potential new sneakers through basketball drills and moves with the help of videos displayed on a digital wall. There are tons of perks for members too, including custom t-shirts and preregistration to buy the latest Jordan products. 

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  • Mong Kok

Sprawled across more than 3,000sq ft of space – a true rarity in Mong Kok – Extensive Publicity (EP)’s black walls are lined from top to bottom with rows of sneakers from the latest collections and collaborations. Designed to look like an NBA player’s locker room, EP also offers a range of clothing lines and has a ton of limited-edition figurines and merchandise on display. But the real draw here is the VIP room, where you can try on seriously rare kicks in a controlled environment. 

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

The hugely popular US sportswear and footwear chain store unveiled Hong Kong’s first flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui in 2018. Taking up three storeys of space, Foot Locker offers a premium selection of sneakers and apparel, including the widest selection of Nike Air Max Plus in town, all under one roof. The megastore is also home to the House of Hoops concept shop, which celebrates basketball culture and top-of-the-line sneakers from Nike. If you’re looking for a spacious shop to take your time and try out different kicks, make a beeline for Foot Locker. 

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  • Mong Kok

Sorry to disappoint, but there aren’t any huskies here at this sneaker shop. Unlike other typical Mong Kok sneaker shops, Husky is filled with natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing its collection of footwear to be displayed in a whole new light – literally. From the latest Air Jordans to the Yeezys everyone is trying to get their hands on, you’ll find it all here. There’s also a decent rack of streetwear offering printed hoodies and joggers. 

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

As the name implies, this shop is constantly stocked with the hottest new styles. It’s a menswear store offering a range of skater-inspired clothing, trendy hats, and casual-yet-stylish sneakers. US brands like Belief, Rip N Dip and Mishka sit on the shelves alongside labels from more exotic locales such as South Africa. We love the place for its hipster vibe and laidback attitude.

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  • Mong Kok

A local and global stomping ground for sneakerheads located in Mong Kok stocking sneakers and apparel from around the world. The wire-netted shop walls are stocked with products from the likes of Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Supreme, Yeezy, and many more. Here, you can find the newest drops in full size runs that might be hard to come by even in official retailers. Nabwork's ethos is that you don't need to line up overnight for a pair of shoes. They believe that customers should be able to come into the store and try on their favourites in an unpretentious environment. Nabwork is also proud to be part of the 'No Fakes Pledge' Scheme launched by Hong Kong Government's Intellectual Property Department, committed to selling 100% authentic products only. 

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with NABWORK 

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  • Mong Kok

If you’re in search for a pair of kicks that have already sold out, or if you’re on the lookout for something at discount prices, Seach Sneaker Shop is just the place to hit up. Though it’s less upscale than some of the other stores on the list, this Mong Kok sneaker shop carries an impressive collection of footwear from a huge variety of brands. Not limited to Nike and Adidas – though there is a horde of them featuring all kinds of series and collaboration lines – you’ll find everything from Fila, Puma, and Yeezys. The shoes here are also likely to be cheaper than those from the official stores too, so it's definitely worth checking out.

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  • Mong Kok

The shop originally started in 2013 as an online platform for sneakers and streetwear; Second Kill has gone from strength to strength to become a popular shopping destination for sneakerheads in Hong Kong. Sprawling 4,000sq ft of space with hints of local culture scattered throughout the venue – see the neon light shop sign in Chinese and the King of Kowloon-style graffiti wall – Second Kill promises to sell only the real deal when it comes to sneakers. With graphic tees, accessories, and even shoe care products all available, it’s the ideal starting place to re-invent your wardrobe. 

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  • Mong Kok

For the best deals, there’s no better place than Sneaker Street, a bustling street in Mong Kok home to numerous small retailers selling sports equipment and clothing. Located right next to Ladies’ Market, you can pick up and hunt down all kinds of branded sneakers and trainers – Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and more. As the worldwide sneaker culture continues to grow, so have the variety of sports shoes that are sold here, which now include rare or special-edition kicks, as well as collector’s items. You’re guaranteed to find something here just due to the sheer diversity. 

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