Are you planning on visiting Shanghai soon? And do you need some inspiration on where to get your next sneakers? These are some great stores to expand you sneaker collection and maybe even find that limited pair you were hoping for.
1. WZK Shanghai
Shanghai-based sneaker store, WZK has on of the finest sneaker collections in the city. It’s a hotspot for the latest sneaker releases and the latest trend as well as vintage and retro designs in great condition. Besides your run of the mill sneakers brands such as Nike and New Balance the shop also features a lot of local designer brands that really capture the essence of the Chinese streetwear scene.
438-4 Shanxi Nan Lu
2. Fly Streetwear
Fly Streetwear is Shanghai’s first Skate Shop and a Valhalla for the Chinese skate culture. It’s THE place where you go in Shanghai to find Nike SB’s and brands such as VANS, Converse, HUF, and the Levi’s skateboarding collection. Fly Streetwear is also the only shop in China with the Adidas skateboarding collection. The store was opened by skater Jeff Han back in 1999. He himself never went pro, but the store provided many skaters who did and are still loyal to the store till this day.
704 Changle Lu
3. ALL SH
ALL SH is the perfect example of a hidden gem and the place to be for a minimalist. The urban retailer is located in Shanghai’s former French concession, a concrete shell on a tree-lined street. The local design studio, Limehouse was asked to transform the old building into a minimalistic space, stripping down the unnecessary and only leaving the raw outlines. The white pallets and use of mirrors make the only 20 square feet store look a lot bigger. The store features a small yet carefully selected collection of sneakers.
94 wuxing road, Shanghai
4. Nike Kicks Lounge
Shanghai is filled with Nike stores but most of them are pretty generic. The Nike Kick Lounge, however, is a big exception. The store features most of the latest Jordans and Nike basketball, Running kicks as well as a very strong apparel collection varying from shorts, t-shirts, and gym gear. Every now and then the store also features limited edition Shanghai themed pieces. The design of the store is very modern and graphic, while the concrete also adds a rustic vibe. For a more unique Nike experience, this is definitely the place to be.
Suite 427, 4/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu