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 Vancouver’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 Vancouver’s best sneaker stores.
The OG spot for sneaker shopping in Vancouver continues to impress us. Their range includes everything from the latest Nike collaborations to Arc-teryx. Plus, they have a dedicated women’s section to shop from, because let’s face it, it’s been a long time since sneakers have been ‘for the boys’.
A great place to check out if you’re ready to splurge on some fancy sneakers. With a wide range of Eytys and Acne Studios available, this is the place to check out if you’re ready to start wearing something other than dress shoes to the office.
Arguably the best skate shop in the city, Antisocial 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 since they’re supporting female skaters as well. Say goodbye to regular checkerboard Old Skools.
A go-to spot for the rarest Nike and Adidas releases. That said, you can expect to be lining up with a bunch of hypebeasts if you actually want to get your hands on some. For the most sought-after models, expect to enter into a raffle system instead.
This men’s store offers a lot of their shoes in small enough sizes to fit women. They’ve got a large selection of Vans Vault, plus some lesser known brands that we love, like ROA and Jil Sander.
While you can find Salomon at a variety of stores around the city, why not go straight to the source? These guys make some of the best rainy day sneakers on the planet, and don’t even get us started on the success of their S-Lab line.
Another mainstay for Vancouver’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.
A boutique shop that taps artists and creates 604 pairs based off of their work. Similar style as Common Projects, but with a little flair and at half the price. This is a fun one for those who want to introduce a little more flair into their ‘night out’ sneaker game.
So you missed out of the latest Jordan release and are ready to pay an arm and a leg to get them. Fear not, because Plus is here to help you out. This spot specializes in the most sought after sneakers in the world, with a price tag to match. Feeling frugal? Try your hand at the Keymaster game to win a pair for cheap instead.
That sums up our picks for Vancouver’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.