Need a new pair of classic kicks or want to get your hands on the latest drop? Catch the lowdown on where to check out Melbourne’s coolest sneakers. All available to shop online.
Golden Goose’s new Melbourne digs at 80 Collins are as eye-catching as the cult Italian sneakers on sale. A gold metal staircase leads to glowing white walls lined with backlit shelves. The flagship store’s industrial edge complements Lab GGDB’s range of handmade distressed sneakers. Have a virtual window shop, then put an IRL visit on your post-lockdown list.
The vibe is more stylish than street at Up There for men. It starts with the new fitout, with hardboard floors, spotlights and custom shelving. The perfect foil for the new-release sneakers and apparel on show. Styles are curated for easy browsing, with brands from Nike and New Balance to Reebok, Asics and Adidas. The online store is loaded with epic styles, and for a limited time you can score 60% off in the sale section.
Sneakerboy is the go-to store for the latest in luxe footwear. It’s streetwear with a price tag, and it sells. In fact, the futuristic flagship boutique has doubled in size since launching in 2013. Find high-end brands like Maison Margiela, Gucci and Alexander McQueen neatly presented in their online store.
For the best overview of sneaker brands and street gear culture, head to Sure Store. It’s tucked away in a de rigueur backstreet, Manchester Lane. They stock classics and new models, high-end brands and retro favourites. You’ll also find stalwarts like Nike, Vans and New Balance. Plus T-shirts and hoodies to match. Shop the mid-year sale online now.
Secret Sneaker Store
It’s no secret. One of the city’s biggest consignment shops is the Secret Sneaker Store in Melbourne Central. The walls are lined with rare and sought-after models. Shrink-wrapped and immaculate, and in stock. That includes their hype Air Jordans and Nike collaborations with labels like Stussy and Fear of God. Come here for the latest releases, and to pick up tips on sneaker care. See what's new online.
Comme des Garçons
Melbourne’s go-to spot for heart-detailed CDG Play x Converse sneakers is Comme des Garçons. Owned by CDG devotee Chris St Clair, the store grew from a pocket-sized accessories shop to today’s two-level boutique. Along with the cute sneakers, you’ll find striped and heart-logoed Play tees and hoodies. Find the whole range online.
Sure, you can get your fix of limited edition Jordans, Yeezies and Nike styles at Re:Store. But we also love the super niche branded swag on offer. Think Murakami cookware, IKEA collabs and one of the most extensive Supreme collections in town. The streetwear range is unrivalled too, with heaps of rare drops available to buy now or pre-order. Score free deliveries on orders over $100.
KICKSTW in Royal Arcade is another massive consignment store, with the emphasis on exclusive. Their sneaker wall pops with Day-Glo colours in every model from high-tops to slip-ons. Kanye West Yeezy sneakers are a speciality, including must-have Boost 350 V2s. For now you'll have to pass up the arcade adventure for an online spree.
Got some not so fresh kicks? The Sneaker Laundry will take in your tired treads and make them new again. Shop online for shoe protectors and DIY cleaning kits. And don't skip the sale section for luxe LED shoe display boxes, dust bags and crease shields.
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