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Some blame it on ‘normcore’, the bland, anti-trend movement that channels fashion fatigue. But, far from being dull and unfashionable, sneakers have been reinvented in the past few years and are now a regular feature on the runways of major designer labels.
Tokyo is the region's streetwear capital and naturally its citizens are embracing the sneakers in every form and colour. Plus, with the amount of walking you'd be doing, sneakers are the sensible footwear for when you're out exploring the city.
So whether you're looking for big international brands, cult favourites, pre-loved trainers or even limited edition releases, this list will make your hunt for the perfect pair that much easier. Time to ditch the heels and find some new kicks in Tokyo’s best sneaker shops.