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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. Opening hours may differ right now, so be sure to check with the business directly before visiting.
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. Speak to the sneaker creator to customise your new pair of star-detailed shoes.
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. Up There is up there on level one in tiny McKillop Street.
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. Follow the hypebeasts heading to Royal Arcade’s level two for Supreme gear, Bearbrick toys and more.
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.
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. There’s no stock behind those sleek wall-hugging shelves lined with sneakers. You try, then buy online. High-end brands include Maison Margiela, Gucci and Alexander McQueen.
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.
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. Melbourne’s sole CDG store is at the end of a laneway at 13 Somerset Place.
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 the city. The streetwear range is unrivalled too, with heaps of rare drops available to buy now or pre-order.
Got some not so fresh kicks? The Sneaker Laundry will take in your tired treads and make them new again. Head in for a basic clean, full detailing or just to peruse the sweet sneaker accessories they have on offer. Think display boxes, shoe protectors and DIY cleaning kits.
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