Our list of the 7 best sneaker stores in Brisbane will guide you to the top sneaker shops dedicated to getting you into your new favourite kicks. Whether you’re after the latest limited edition collab, something unique and quirky from some of the more exclusive brands out there, or you’re just in need of a fresh pair of your favourite go-to sneakers, this list of Brisbane sneaker shops will point you in the right direction.
Few cities around Australia have done more cultural moving and shaking in recent years than Queensland’s capital, and a hop around the hottest sneaker shops Brisbane has got on offer proves that the high-end streetwear side of things is no exception. Worn through your favourite adidas or Nike sneakers and need replacements? Willing to camp out for the next Yeezys? Read on to find out where to get them.
One of the original high-end sneaker stores Brisbane has to offer, Apartment has been cultivating a loyal community of appreciators of exclusive streetwear and unique sneakers since 2006. These guys pride themselves on attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality of construction and this philosophy is reflected by what occupies their shelves. Here you’ll find sneaker brands ranging from premium Japanese labels like Wtaps and Visvim, leviathans of the sneaker game such as Common Project, as well as classics like Converse.
1/105 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Ubermen opened the doors of their flagship store in 2014 and have been a central figure in Brisbane’s status as a growing fashion city ever since. The focus here is classic urban style cut from the highest-quality material, and innovative design that draws from global trends yet remains characteristically Australian. Ubermen’s footwear selection runs in the same vein. Although the choices here tends toward oxfords and desert boots over sneakers, those leaning toward the smarter end of smart-casual will enjoy the carefully curated offerings.
Unit 5, 15 Corporate Place, Hillcrest QLD 4118
The boys behind Laced have been blazing the trail for the Brisbane sneaker scene for over a decade. If there’s a limited-run collab on the horizon, you can bet these guys are all over it. They’re no strangers to building the hype either – people have literally camped out front of this Brisbane sneaker store for exclusive launches in the past. Alongside their mind-boggling sneaker range, Laced stocks a unique selection of apparel and accessories and a sleek website with competitive shipping rates where you can order all the things.
Level 1, 35 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Icons of the retail experience, Culture Kings Brisbane will transform your expectations of shopping for streetwear over three levels of retail mecca. They boast one the most extensive selections of any sneaker stores Brisbane has to offer, stocking over 600 styles from brands from around the globe. A visit to the on-site barber and a little boogie with the resident DJ will make for a memorable retail experience and surely have you walking out with much more than a fresh pair of kicks.
181 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Quantity has a quality of its own and in this Brisbane sneaker store, you will find an emphasis on both. There’s something for everyone at Hype DC but if you find the range a little overwhelming, be sure to utilise the experience of the dedicated staff to guide you to your new kicks. Five locations throughout greater Brisbane make finding your favourite sneaker from all the mainstream brands a breeze, and even if that’s too much they also have a killer website and free shipping on orders over $50
187-189 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
With an extensive range of iconic sneakers at a volume that rivals the top sneaker shops in Brisbane, Platypus is a one-stop-shop on your hunt for a new sole-mate. Whether you’re after a tried and true classic or wanting to freshen up your style a little, knowledgeable and friendly staff will help guide your tootsies into your new favourite sneakers.
86 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Shays Shoes has been Shays Shoes for as long as Australia has been Australia, just let that sink in for a minute. Four generations of the Shay family have been providing Brisbanians with happy feet since 1901, making this Brisbane sneaker store three years’ shy of their 120th birthday. Comfort is king at Shays; they focus on reputable, high-quality brands, fit by their experienced and friendly team members. Whether you’re out to get your hands on the latest Dr Martens style, after some summer Birkenstocks or some Keen’s for work, you’ll find them at Shays Shoes.
126 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101