Everyone needs shoes but when it comes to sneakers in Singapore, there is definitely a scene and culture here, and it is huge. The sneakerhead community is a growing one – who wouldn't want to look cool and feel cool in the freshest kicks? From specialty stores to annual sneaker conventions, we've rounded up the best shops to get your goods directly. After all, not everyone has the patience to wait around for parcels from online shopping. We go straight to the source at these sneaker stores.
Two words: posh sneakers. For exclusive collaborations and high-end sneakers from designer brands like Balenciaga and Stella McCartney, you can expect the latest and trendiest ones to be stocked here. Still, not everything is expensive here – you can find street favourites like Vans and Superga sneakers too. The store is laid out in a way where you're made to explore the different zones and take in everything. Talk about experential shopping in its purest form!
Leading sports shoe and fashion retailer in the UK, JD Sports has set up shop in Singapore too. Drop by the flagship store in ION Orchard for a huge range of trainers and sneakers for both sports and lifestyle. As a bonus, check out the exclusive-to-JD Sports colourways and designs you can find in-store. Handy if you want to stand out from everyone else and humblebrag a little.
Like its name, basketball aficionados will definitely be familiar with Hoops Factory, one of the few dedicated basketball stores in Singapore. It carries a wide selection of jerseys, accessories and of course, shoes from international brands such as Peak, Li Ning, McDavid and Molten. And if you don't even play the game or just a basketball enthusiast, you could always get kitted up here to look like a real pro.
Don't think the suburbs in Singapore aren't cool, places like Jurong and Tampines have access to the latest in the sneaker trends too with Foot Locker opening in these 'hoods. On top of classic styles and what is currently trending, you can also find sneakers exclusive only to Foot Locker stores. The largest Foot Locker store in Singapore can be found in Jewel Changi Airport where shoppers can stop by a manicure station, selfie corner and also a gaming console arena within the store.
Any sneakerhead worth his salt would’ve had Aw Lab on his radar by now. For the uninitiated, this multi-label sneaker store – the Suntec outlet is its first Asian store – carries an extensive collection of the freshest kicks and apparel from more than 20 brands including exclusive collaborations – yes, you can get your ultra-limited edition drops here.
There's a reason why this place is called The Social Foot. With focus on the 'social', not only will this sneaker joint fulfil all your sneaker needs with its selection of curated kicks from your favourites like Onitsuka Tiger, New Balance, Adidas and Reebok, it also encourages you to snap pics and gifs and upload them with necessary hashtags so everyone can see it on the screen in-store.
The OGs, Leftfoot was Singapore’s first speciality sneaker store to offer the latest and trendiest shoes. Good on them for knowing that we're a nation obsessed with trainers. Their store selection is still pretty much curated and boasts quite a huge range. Shop the hypebeast look all in one store at Leftfoot.
New to the whole sneaker craze? Start with some of the classics they have stocked at Limited Edt. But that doesn't end there. For more "adventurous" choices, stick around the Limited Edt stores for when they make a drop on limited edition collaborations.