PUBLISHED July 6th, 2016 06:40 am | UPDATED July 29th, 2017 01:14 pm
Sneakers – the staple of every stylish man’s wardrobe. Whether we it’s for street wear, running, or even basketball, we love them all the same for their versatility, quality build, and magical ability to dazzle up any outfit. With such a dizzy-ing array of colours, materials, and styles to choose from, where should you start in Singapore? To help, we’ve picked out 4 excellent boutiques that stocks the highest quality kicks to suit your style.
The Social Foot
The Social Foot is Singapore’s latest sneaker concept boutique, designed for you to talk the walk, and vice versa. This small but sleek space is located in town at Orchard Central, offering one of the nicest collections of kicks we’ve seen. Plus, The Social Foot is currently the only store in Singapore to carry Pro-Keds, the popular American line known for their basketball shoes. The space is intended to be more than just a sneaker store – it’s also an event and pop-up venue for anything sneaker-related. Think sneaker launches, talks with sneaker authorities, and the chance to customise your own shoes.
Brands: Adidas, Asics, Keds, Lacoste, New Balance, New Era,Onitsuka Tiger, Pro-Keds, Puma, Reebok, Saucony, Sperry, Stance
The Social Foot is located at#01-19/20 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896, p. 6884 3612. Open Mon-Thu 11am – 9.30pm, Fri-Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 9.30pm.
First came L.E Chamber and L.E Vault, and then came L.E Underground earlier this year. The Limited Edition brand is pretty much the local sneaker community’s most famous source for dope shoes, from Designer Editions and Retro to Basketball and Skate shoes, as well as various brand collaborations. For the dopest kicks, join the Elite Club, which allows you exclusive excess into the Chamber and VIP section to view and purchase rare kicks. You’ll also get priority reservations, exclusive invites to the hottest sneaker launches and parties.
Brands: Air Jordans, Adidas, Asics, Converse, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Reebok Saucony, Vans, New Era, Onitsuka Tiger
This one doesn’t need much introduction, does it? As Singapore’s oldest speciality sneaker store, Leftfoot has been bringing in limited edition sneakers and previously unattainble brands since 2003, selected for their quality and potential as trendsetters (remember Dr. Martens?) in the local consciousness. The best part is, the prices at Leftfoot are incredibly competitive, and its massive collection spans the range, from cheaper brands to rare, high-end kicks.
Brands: Adidas, Afterlife, Best Behavior, Chamula, Double RL by Ralph Lauren, Dr. Martens, Feiyue, G.H. Bass, George Cox, Mark Mc Nairy, New Balance, Opening Ceremony, PF Flyers, Sak, Yuketen, and more
Leftfoot Cineleisure is located at #02-07A Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695, p. 6736 3227. Open Mon-Thu 12pm – 10pm, Fri 12pm – 11.30pm, Sat 12pm – 12.30am, Sun 12.30pm – 10pm.
A relatively new sneaker boutique, launched only late last year, Seek focuses on performance-based shoes with a fashion element – something they call athleisure. Carrying styles that focus on innovation and heritage as well as better performance, Seek is a great store for active people who like to exercise while still making a statement, especially with its range of active lifestyle gear and support for emerging labels such as Onzie and ICNY.
Brands: Adidas, Asics, New Balance, Nike
Seek is located at #B4-23/24 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, p. 6336 2636. Open Mon-Sun 10.30am – 9.30pm.