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10 Best Sneaker Stores in Sydney

Is there really anything in the world better than sneakers? Whether you’re a Hypebeast or just an everyday admirer, sneakers are wearable works of art. To celebrate, we put together a list of the best sneaker stores in Sydney. While each store is exceptional in its own right, choose wisely depending on if you’re looking for the latest new sneakers or some of the more elusive brands and kicks.

So, if you’re a fan of the sneaker staples Nike and adidas or enjoy the obscure albeit unique brands at places like Secret Sneaker Store Sydney, the Harbour City has got you covered. The kicks appreciation culture has exploded in the last few years with many new sneaker shops popping up to provide only the best shoes to an adoring public, while also providing a one of a kind customer service experience. Happy shopping kids.

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above the clouds

1. Above the Clouds

The new kid on the block, Above the Clouds, is one of the sickest sneaker shops in Sydney. Expect a huge range of unique kicks from all the usual suspects and passionate staff that’ll help you choose your next pair. Open now in Darlinghurst, the only issue is that you’ll spend a helluva lot more money than you intended on arrival. Despite the small store size, ATC not only focusses on sneakers but also exclusive luxury streetwear brands from all across the globe. For real, it’s actually an unreal selection of kit. Pop in the shop to experience a superb Sydney sneaker shopping experience.

Address: Shop 4/285a Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Phone: +61 2 8386 1458
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

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butter unique shop

2. Butter

In what could be the most iconic sneaker store, Butter combines the holy trinity. Sneakers, Fried Chicken and Champagne located in the heart of Surry Hills, Sydney. It’s played host to a variety of A-listers on visits to Sydney and is running with a mean Fried Chicken Ramen on special. Oh, did I mention they’ve got a huge range of rare sneakers? I mean what else can you say but chicken, bubbles and shoes together at last. If it’s good enough for the Wu-Tang Clan then it’s got to be good for you.

Address: 6 Hunt Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: +61 2 8283 9146
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-12am, Sun 12pm-10pm

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republic boutique

3. Republic Boutique

When looking for sneakers, Sydney has plenty of options, but the Republic Boutique sneaker shop prides itself on only offering the finest in luxury sneaker brands. With a heavy focus on European brands, Republic Boutique is the place to go if you are looking to load up your footwear arsenal with brands such as KENZO, Alexander McQueen, YEEZY, Y-3 and Versace.

Address: Shop 2A, 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9283 6267
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm

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solemate sneaker boutique

4. Solemate Sneaker Boutique

Solemate Sneakers, established in 2012, offers one of the widest range of rare drops and limited-run sneakers in Sydney. The facade is reminiscent of a traditional sneaker consignment, which is pretty cool but, their real strength is the fact their shelves are adorned with some of the rarest and freshest sneakers this town has seen. You’ll sport Jordan’s, Timberland’s, Lacoste’s and heaps more. Solemate ensures that Sydney’s sneaker freakers are always looking fresh, unique and stylish. We still reckon that Solemate is one of the trendiest sneaker shops Sydney has to offer.

Address: Shop 16B/501 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 7900 3569
Hours: Mon-Wed & Sat 11am-8pm, Thu-Fri 11am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

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sneakerboy sydney

5. Sneakerboy Sydney

Combining luxury with a unique service, Sneakerboy ensures that shoppers will always leave empty-handed. Confused? Fair enough, basically Sneakerboy allows customers to come into their store, try sneakers on from all their brands – like Alexander McQueen to Fear of God – on and then purchase the shoes online. Within a few days, the shoes arrive at your door and the service is complete. Nevertheless, their eclectic collection of luxury and rare sneakers has to make them one of the best sneaker shops in Sydney. Give it a try at the aptly named Temperance Lane shopfront.

Address: 3 Temperance Lane, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9279 4066
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6:30pm, Thu 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm

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secret sneaker store

6. Secret Sneaker Store Sydney

Sydney’s worst kept secret, the Secret Sneaker Store, is a fresh new shop open in the CBD. With a range not limited to kicks, the Secret Sneaker Store (or SSS) offers shopping events with every new location opening similar say to a pop-up. Creating and fostering a community of kicksologists (It’s a word, look it up). SSS is all about celebrating the community around shoes.

Address: Shop 1001A Level 1 Westfield Sydney (Opposite Nike), Pitt St & Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9222 4123
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9:30am-7pm, Thu 9:30am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm

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culture kings sydney

7. Culture Kings Sydney

Culture Kings is Sydney’s streetwear mecca. Boasting a huge range of classics and highly sought after kicks, just visiting the shopfront is something of an experience. On the shelves, you’ll find over a hundred different streetwear brands that subvert hip-hop, NBA, and hypebeast fashion. While there, why don’t you check out the infamous sneaker vending machine or get a fresh cut from their in-house barbers? You’re unlikely to find any super rare sneakers here, but rest assured, their’s something for everyone at Sydney’s largest streetwear store.

Address: 420 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9232 0473
Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9:30am-6:30pm

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hype dc sydney store


HYPE DC is your run of the mill reliable Australian sneaker store. Boasting all the latest trends, you’ll find a great range of kicks for whatever you need. Luckily, HYPE is always updating their catalogue to bring you what you want, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything particularly unique here. There’s a handful of stores across Sydney and with shoes from adidas, Veja and even R.M. Williams, you’re gonna find something fresh even if everyone else is wearing it.

Address: 455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9230 0212
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Address: Queen Victoria Building, 50/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9055 7460
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-6:30pm, Thu 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Address: Westfield Bondi Junction, Shop 3055B/500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Phone: (02) 9387 1300
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-6:30pm, Thu 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-5pm

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foot locker

9. Foot Locker

What sneaker shop list would be completed without the one, the only, Foot Locker. A goliath global sneaker retailer, Foot Locker provides not only the latest and greatest from such brands a Nike, Adidas and Converse but also in-depth knowledge into the various aspects of the footwear industry. They may not be the be-all and end of sneakers now, but they’re a part of history so check them out. There are locations all over Sydney, so you’re sure to spot the shop with the referee garb adorned staff you know you’re getting quality.

Address: 800 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1P6S9
Phone: (902) 539-9599
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11:30am-5pm

Address: 525 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9307 8500
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-9pm

Address: Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9504 4000
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9:30am-7pm, Thu 9:30am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm

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10. Platypus

Housing an extensive collection of iconic global brands, Platypus prides itself on stocking the trendiest footwear around right now. Similar to HYPE, their range is generic but reliable. Selected so you can find a treasured iconic style or a newly engineered silhouette. With a team that walk and talk sneakers and a store base of over 70 locations spanning Australia and New Zealand, you’re sure to find your perfect pair. Check them out as their still on the best sneaker stores in Sydney.

Address: 462 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 61 2 9286 3855
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-8pm, Thu 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-7pm

Address: 275 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9565 4594
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9:30am-7pm, Thu 9:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

Address: 9-13 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9280 2890
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun 10am-7pm, Thu 10am-8pm

Address: 124 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9159 9182
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-7pm

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General FAQ

Is the Secret Sneaker Store legit?

Yes, the Secret Sneaker Store claims that all of its shoes come with a 100% authentic guarantee and also come with a tamper proof SSS authenticity tag.

What's the best sneaker store in Sydney?

Above the Clouds or Sneaker Boy are two of the best stores you can find in Sydney if you want exclusive drops.


Mr Mark Jessen

Mark Jessen studied English at Brigham Young University, completing a double emphasis in creative writing and professional writing/editing. After graduating, Mark went to work for a small publisher as their book editor. After a brief time as a freelance writer, Mark entered the corporate world as a copywriter. These days, his hours are spent mostly in proofing and editing, though he continues to create content for a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mark completed UCLA's Creative Writing Certification. A prolific writer, Mark has over 20 years of experience in journalism.