In today’s times, sneaker entrepreneurs are widely accepted in mainstream culture. The next logical step next to an online presence is putting up your very own brick-and-mortar store. As much as it is cool to buy online, nothing beats the first-hand experience of shopping in a physical store! Here are some of the top sneaker and lifestyle stores in Manila that you can visit for your next copping craving.
In today’s challenging times, may we give these stores a round of applause for keeping their doors open, regardless of the challenges. Visit them, support them, buy from them!
We can guess how hyped you are to spend that 13th Month pay of yours, so let’s get into it…
Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Century City
From sneakers, streetwear, to toys and art, ShoeGame Manila is probably one of the best and the most stocked out there. If you’re going there, be prepared for their nice selection of hot classics and old releases. One thing that we love about this store is their shelf for collectibles and art which only causes more confusion if we’d want to buy a new shoe or a toy for our shelf.
They also have a program called “Hype Budol” where they have celebrities visiting them and doing some shopping ala Sneaker Shopping by Complex- a good watch!
Ronac Art Center in San Juan, Greenhills
If you are still on the hunt for that elusive grail of yours, then chances are, RIF MANILA may just have them sitting on their shelves. Located at Ronac Art Center, they offer a varied and diverse selection of pairs and accessories right before you go shop for toys and collectibles at SECRET FRESH. Decadent and dangerously convenient for the wallet.
LG10, Cityland III, VA Rufino Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
From the most exclusive releases to the most recent ones. YOLO MNL is a nice store with a very accessible location.
They also have regular draws/contests which gives lucky patrons a fair chance in getting their grails. They do trades and buys as well, depending on what you’ve got.
851 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City
Probably one of the very first sneaker stores with the buy/sell/consignment setup. Cop Garden pulls out all the stops. Actively adding new stuff daily from the rarest Jordans, SB’s and other exclusive stuff that you can get for fair secondary market prices.
You can even come in and trade a pair and get what you want provided you come to a sound agreement.
Aftermarket Philippines Greenhills
2F- S-2017, Shoppesville Shopping Center, Greenhills
Probably one of the most well rounded and stocked stores that we’ve ever visited, Aftermarket Greenhills offers a wide range of sneakers, rarities and wearables that you may have been looking for. Their website also offers a consignment setup where you can sell your collections. Conveniently located in Shoppesville in Greenhills facing McDonalds, there’s no way you can miss it.
2nd Level, Uptown Mall, BGC
If you happen to have a sneaker craving and you’re in the BGC area, then look no further. SoleRepubliq is arguably one of the most trusted stores when it comes to high end releases and grails.
They also have the latest releases to satiate your hype release cravings as well. Imagine going to BGC for a meeting and then sneaker shopping within a walking distance? That’s a win in our book!
Unit 50 & 51 Annapolis Lane, Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Centre
Another sneaker shop this time well hidden within the walls of the iconic Theatre mall in Greenhills, Gotgoods is a lifestyle store that provides access to the most sought after street lifestyle products that you may desire.
From shoes to streetwear, to accessories, they probably have them! Oh, and their Bearbricks and Funkos are quite a sight to behold.
Sneakers & Such
Mid-Level, East Wing, Shangrila Mall Edsa
Conveniently located at the Shangrila Mall, Sneakers & Such is such a pleasure to visit and check out for your shopping pleasure.
From YEEZYs to Jordans, to streetwear staples and even Kickscooters(!), Sneakers & Such should be on your must-visit list the next time you’re in the area.
Foot Soldier Manila
64 B Scout Rallos Street Quezon City
Located in Quezon City, Foot Soldier Manila offers a variety of products to update your sneaker and streetwear arsenal.
Their toys and accessories are also a must check out if you do happen to visit the QC territory. They also do trading and buying if you want to bring some stuff over.
While you’re at it, you will need some nice shelves for those sneakers you’re about to cop. Do check out our firsthand IKEA shopping experience here!