If you’re living in Singapore, you’re in sneaker heaven. Sure, we only have one pair of feet but no one is stopping us from getting more shoes!
As long as we have feet, there will always be a demand for shoes. While some prefer the likes of Louboutins, Jimmy Choos and not-so-comfortable things, some of us still prefer the comfortable and dependable pair of sneakers to get by the day. Believe it or not, the sneaker community is huge in Singapore. We’ve got a proper convention which gets crazy feedback each year, and even laundry services specially for sneakers. Don’t get us started on the many places to shop for kicks…
Where to shop for sneakers
Pedder On Scotts
Sneaker culture meets high-end fashion at Pedder On Scotts. Ladies, you can find exclusive kicks like the Balenciaga Triple S, Alexander McQueen Runner, and the laser cut Azzedine Alaia’s here. There’s more of course – so if you’re going to take the whole afternoon picking shoes, thank god for the Coffee Academics stand in the store for your caffeine break.
Pedder On Scotts, Level 2, Scotts Square, Singapore 228209
The newest addition to sneaker-crazy Singapore is JD Sports, the leading sport shoe and fashion retailer in the UK. They already have branches in Malaysia but now it makes it a little easier for you if you’re looking for some Adidas NMDs, Nike Air Max-es, Vans Old Skools and more exclusive wares – we’re talking exclusive-to-JD Sports colourways and more. Pssst, if you’re at the Jurong Point store, do check out the Honeycombers Top Pick sneaks!
JD Sports, #01-34, 1 Jurong West Central 2, #03-07 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886
The Social Foot
Talk the walk at this sleek sneaker concept boutique in Orchard Central. With a selection of curated kicks, this place is also the only store in Singapore you can find the classic Pro-Keds. Focusing a lot on the ‘social’ in The Social Foot, the store also functions as an event venue for all things sneaker-related and encourages you to snap pics and gifs of your time in the store for all to see.
The Social Foot, #01-19/20 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
When it comes to limited edition, these guys started it all. Established in 2003, Leftfoot is Singapore’s first ever specialty sneaker store to offer limited edition sneakers that were highly sought after to these parts of the world. Every brand and shoe stocked in the store is a product of meticulous research so you know that you’re also paying for that sort of tip top service. You can also find bags, hats and other items in the store to build up your hypebeast look.
Leftfoot, 8 Grange Road, #02-07A Orchard Cineleisure, Singapore 239695
If you just getting started in the sneaker world, The Limited Edition brand is pretty much the entry-level experienceyou need. Stocking up the classics from all your favourite sneaker brands like Adidas, Asics, Converse, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Saucony and more, you’ll also find limited edition collaborations in some of the stores.
Limited Edt, various locations
Founded in Italy, AW LAB in Suntec City is the first brick-and-mortar store in the city and in Asia Pacific. AW Lab is known for its exclusive collaboration collections with brands such as Adidas, Champion and Puma, as well as AW Lab’s own fashion and street apparel labels, Down Up and Two of a Kind.
AW LAB, 3E Temasek Blvd, Suntec City, Singapore 038984
When you know what you want and in which size, then you’re ready to buy those coveted sneakers. Sans crowds, sans travelling time to the store, sans communicating with salespeople. We’re big on online shopping, and when it comes to sneakers, END. is one of our choice destinations. Look out for exclusive drops and preorders on the site!
For some sneaker care
HOLYSTIC Sneaker Laundry
It’s not possible to keep your sneakers fresh all-day, every day so we’re glad for this niche laundry service. If you’re a busy sneakerhead on-the-go, HOLYSTIC provides a drop-off and collect service so you can come back when your shoes are all pristine and clean instead of waiting around.
HOLYSTIC Sneaker Laundry, two locations in Orchard and River Valley
We understand how attached some people get to their shoes and these folks totally get it when you get a major stain on that pair of kicks that cost you a bomb. Shoelution has a variety of packages to choose from, depending on whether you need some light cleaning or a deep wash for your pair of tainted kicks.
Shoelution, #01-94, 123 Bukit Merah Lane, Singapore 150123
Bonus sneaker stuff…
As a treat to the growing sneakerhead community in Singapore, the Sole Superior convention is a must-go annual event if you’re looking to meet other sneakerheads, cop a pair of kicks or two, trade or sell some wares and basically immerse yourself in the culture. Beyond just shoes, the event also celebrates everything about sneaker culture: all the art, music, and especially friendship.
Sole Superior, TBA
To keep you in the loop with sneaker news locally, regionally and globally, Straatosphere is your portal. Covering the latest in product releases and lifestyle trends, pop culture and entertainment, tech and innovations, they also have an online store, Seamless where you get shop the goods.
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