Japan’s high on the list for many things – food, culture, sights, beauty, and fashion. And their sneaker culture is no exception. Fuelled by their street-savvy aesthetics and trend-setting styles, you can expect to snag up some of the coolest and slickest kicks while touring the streets of Tokyo. Here are some of the best sneaker stores to kickstart your shopping trip in Tokyo!

  1. Sports Lab by atmos

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Located in the heart of the Shinjuku district, Sports Lab by atmos is an authority in street culture with a store space that spans some 2100 square feet. Developed in part by Nike, expect to lay your hands, or feet, on a wide selection of cool kicks from limited edition styles to selected Japanese labels.

Address: Shinjuku 4-1-1-1F


  1. Gettry

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This store stands out from the many sneakers store in Harajuku for its sizable collection of Nike SB, New Balance, and ASICS colorways, just to name a few. It might be hidden away in a basement, but those looking to snag up a good pair will know that this place is worth the find.

Address: 4-26-35 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku


  1. Architecture and Sneakers

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Known as A+S, coming to this store combines shopping experience with the latest sneakers. The interior is modern, minimalist, and chic, and these are widely translated into the collections that they carry. The store also carries premium names like Balenciaga and Maison Margiela, perfect for those who crave variety.

Address: 3-34-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku


  1. Mita sneakers

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mita sneakers is proudly Japanese, and rightfully so. They might not be located in the city’s fashion hot spot, but they continually draw in crowds of people craving for the best and coolest shoes. They’ve collaborated with many shoe giants, so you know that they are always on top of the sneaker game with new styles and reinvented classics.

Address: 4-7-8 Ueno, Taito-ku

  1. Chapter World

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Chapter World has been around for some 21 years, and they have always been serving up a great selection of brands in major styles and colourways. From a humble store space, they have grown to become a favourite of everyone. Those who know what they want, know that they won’t be disappointed at Chapter World.

Address: 3 Chome-22-7 Jingumae, Shibuya

  1. Worm Tokyo

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If you’re looking for something rare and unique, then this consignment store is the one to be at. Worm Tokyo stocks up everything from rare vintage to obscure styles, which makes for a shopping experience unlike any other. Coming into the store is a surprise in itself, and their collection is ever-changing, and always exciting.

Address: 3-2-19 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku

Sadly, we all can’t fly over to Tokyo to satisfy our sneaker-fever. But what we can do is to put up a request, and have a friendly Airfrov traveller ship one back for you! Try putting up a request today!

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