Written for Daily Hive Vancouver by Jonathan Waiching Ho.
Get your kicks fix here!
Every season we think about updating our style, and freshening up your footwear is a great way to do it. The question is: where do local sneakerheads pick up their latest gear?
Getting your hands on some limited edition kicks before they run out can be tough, so we’ve picked five sneaker boutiques in Vancouver that stock some of the most exclusive shoes.
J2 Sneakerbox is all about good kicks. They carry a good selection of sporty kicks and few limited edition pieces of Jordan’s, Puma, and Vans. The newest lineups they’ve got are the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Nouveau assortment.
Address: Metrotown – 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby & 2002 Park Royal South, Vancouver
Phone: 604-454-0044/ 604-913-8891
Browns Shoes is a Montreal based chic shoe retailer that has over 60 stores across Canada and houses several other designer sneakers such as Zanotti’s, Stuart Weitzman, and Chiara Ferragni in its Vancouver stores.
Address: Browns, Pacific Centre, Vancouver
At the corner of Main Street & 10th is a casual street wear boutique, which has some friendly & fashionable sneakers for you all. The Corner store has been contributing towards Vancity’s street wear culture and they continue to do so with brands such as Stampd LA, Stussy, Nike and TCS.
Address: 2601 Main Street, Vancouver
This brick-and-mortar boutique in Gastown has a wide selection of street wear and your regular sneaker brands such as Nike, Adidas, Comme des Garcons PLAY to high street brands such as Common Projects, Rone, and visvim.
Address: 52 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
The Dipt Boutique is something you cannot miss in Vancouver. They’ve pioneered the urban street wear style and sneaker culture, making it a local mainstay. Cool collaborations and the best of street wear kicks live here.
Address: 819 Hornby Street, Vancouver