Well, fall is almost here ( ), and you know what that means- time to upgrade your shoe game. Lucky for you, we’ve got a guide to Calgary’s best sneaker stores. From everyday shoes to rainy day styles to office-ready, here’s where you should be shopping.
This is our guide for Calgary’s best sneaker stores.
This popular spot for sneaker shopping in Calgary continues to impress us. Their range includes everything from the latest Nike collaborations to Adidas Consortium models. Great for those looking to get their clout up this winter.
MEC is the best to combine function and style in the city. Don’t believe us? Just research how many fashion companies are collaborating with brands like Salomon, Merrell, Asics and more. These guys have all of them, so…
A great place to check out if you’re ready to splurge on some fancy sneakers. With a wide range of New Balance and some Diemme styles available, this is the place to hit if you’re ready to start wearing something other than dress shoes to the office.
Of course, you can just head to Holt Renfrew instead to shop the best designer selection in the city. Balenciaga, Gucci and Valentino are all available here, but we really think that all you need is the America’s Cup model if you’re looking into high end sneakers. Then we can say that we’re Prada you.
Arguably the best skate shop in the city, Ninetimes exists primarily for the city’s skateboarders. But, that means that they’re bringing in some of the most interesting colourways in a wide range of sizes. Say goodbye to your regular checkerboard Old Skools.
Another mainstay for Calgary’s footwear scene, gravitypope needs little introduction. Know that whatever you’re in the mood for, these guys are sure to have it. Plus, they’ve got a great selection of Doc Martens at all times, just in case you’re getting bored of your Blundstones.
We had originally included a local reseller on this list, because we like to support local businesses. But, they got kind of bummed about it and asked to be removed. Fair enough- now we get to suggest how we actually buy ‘hype’ sneakers. Forget paying over market value at some brick and mortar. Instead, go on StockX, find the value of the model, then barter with someone off of Grailed (or Heroine) to get them at a discount. Boom, you’re now a savvy sneakerhead. Congratulations.
That sums up our picks for Calgary’s best sneaker stores! Now get out there, pick up your new favourite pair, and never worry again about being judged by your hipster friends at the bar.