FOMO (fear of missing out) is real, especially if you’re a sneakerhead in Singapore — hands up if you’ve ever felt utterly helpless when you can’t get that pair of coveted shoes.
With these nine specialty sneaker stores scattered around our island, you don’t have to brawl over a pair of limited edition kicks that can only be attained if you travel or ship it from 10,000 miles away— one can only pray to be part of the lucky few who can get their hands on it first.
1. Hoops Factory
A business idea conceived during a kopi session, the Hoops Factory materialized in 2010 and has since expanded to a chain of stores around the island, bringing basketball aficionados their favourite accessories and everything to do with the sport.
The newly opened Bugis Junction outlet is a little like Willy Wonka’s Factory for sneakerheads. The footwear is displayed on the wall according to colour, ranging from favourite brands like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour.
You can also take part in a live balloting system, like the last one that took place for the launch of Air Jordan 11 OG ‘Space Jam’. Keep a lookout for the latest happenings on their Facebook page.
Hoops Factory: Store locations | Facebook | Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm
2. Limited Edt
Name it and you’ll find it at Limited Edt, well most of it anyway, as the brand strives to bring in the latest and limited edition sneakers from the UK and US.
Featuring different themes in the various outlets, you’ll find a comprehensive list of designer, retro, basketball
Limited Edt: Store Locations | Website | Opening hours: Daily 11am – 9pm
3. Pedder on Scotts
The Pedder on Scotts boutique is laden with about 100 luxury, contemporary and sports brands. The products range from footwear to bags and fashion accessories from around the world.
Brands you can find include Alexander Wang, Charlotte Olympia, Adidas, Puma and Superga, just to name a few.
When you’re in need of a little perk-me-up from the hectic shopping, The Coffee Academics has a booth within the premises to give you a caffeine boost.
Pedder on Scotts: Scotts Square Level 2, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209 | Tel: 6636 3633 | Website | Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
You’ve got to be joking if you’ve never heard of Leftfoot. Started in 2003, I remember entering the shop and wanting every single item on the shelves.
Both the Cineleisure and The Cathay stores are fully stocked with limited edition kicks and lesser known brands, as well as vintage eyewear catering to the rising demand in Singapore.
You’ll find brands like Afterlife, Chamula, Feiyue, Sperry, Vans, Yuketen and more.
Leftfoot: Store locations | Website | Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm
5. The Social Foot
Get on board with the latest trends at The Social Foot, where the mantra is that sneakers are “designed for you to talk the walk”.
Displayed all around the shop are brands like Pro-Keds, Keds, Reebok, Lacoste, New Balance, New Era, and more.
The Social Foot: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #01-19/20, Singapore 238896 | Tel: 6884 3612 | Facebook | Opening Hours: (Sun – Thurs) 11am–9:30pm, (Fri & Sat) 11am – 10pm
P.V.S serves as an acronym for Provisions and is a dream come true for the growing female sneakerhead community.
You’ll be pampered by the carefully curated selection of sneakers for fashion-forward ladies, with designs that are pretty much unseen in Singapore. You can find brands there like New Balance, Dr. Martens, Jeffrey Campbell, Nike, Puma, Adidas, and more.
P.V.S: 8 Grange Road, #02-05 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695 | Tel: 6732 3227 | Opening Hours: (Sun to Thu) 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, (Fri & Sat) 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7. STAR 360
Star 360 has five outlets smack in the central locations of Singapore, and prides itself as a one-stop purveyor of street labels and fashionwear.
The shop has a sleek design and carries brands like Converse, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok Classic, Saucony Originals, Obey, and more.
Star 360: Store locations | Website | Facebook | Opening hours: Daily 10:30am – 9:30pm
“Seek and you shall find” is Seek’s philosophy. A multi-label footwear and sportswear shop that is currently only found in Singapore and Thailand.
They not only look after the desires of the fashion-conscious, but improve the comfort and performance of athletics.
Seek: Store locations | Website | Facebook
Surrender to your sneaker obsessions and indulge in your temptations for designer and streetwear footwear.
Here’s where you’ll find collaborations by Adidas x Alexander Wang, Adidas x Raf Simons, Nike TierZero, alongside artisanal brands and high street labels.
Surrender: 268 Orchard Road, #01-03, Singapore 238856 | Tel: 67332130 | Website | Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 9pm
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