Sole Searching: The 10 Best Stores for Shopping Women's Sneakers in Japan
One of the best sneaker scenes in Asia.
Known as an international mecca for avid sneakerheads from all over the world, Japan has probably one of the best sneaker scenes in Asia. Comprised of countless ubiquitous store chains and specialty boutiques, we’ve gathered the best stores for women’s sneakers in both Tokyo and Osaka.
Whether you’re on the hunt for Kanye West‘s iconic adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Zebra,” or you’ve been meaning to get your hands on Nike‘s Melody Ehsani “Fearless Ones” Air Jordan 1, our top picks have got your shopping needs covered. The next time you find yourself along the bustling streets of Harajuku or you’re in need of a break from all the eating at Japan’s food capital, be sure to visit one of the stores in the list below.
atmos pink specifically opened for women who love their daily dose of streetwear fashion and sneakers. The concept store, owned by atmos, offers a range of brands spanning from Nike, adidas, New Balance and more. For those on the hunt for Nike’s Women’s Air Jordan 1 in “Mid Black/White-Noble Red” or the Converse All Star 100 Animals Hi in “Leopard,” be sure to check this store out if you’re around the area.
Address: 1F, 6 Chome-5-3, Jingumae, Shibuya City, 150-0001 Tokyo
Located at one of Tokyo’s main shopping hubs, Billy’s is a minimalistic store that features a collection of everyday footwear basics. The brand has also been able to collaborate with other labels such as Saucony and Vans.
Address: 6 Chome-23-7 Jingumae, Shibuya City, 150-0001 Tokyo
With a wide selection of Nike Air Maxes, Converse Chuck Taylors and other staples, ABC-Mart is essentially Japan’s version of a shoe emporium. This specific chain can be found at every corner in Japan and is always fully stocked with the sneaker basics. However, you might be able to find some hidden gems if you look hard enough.
Address: 1 Chome-9-18 Jingumae, Shibuya City, 150-0001 Tokyo and other locations.
A+S, also known as Architecture and Sneakers, is located on the floor above SOPHNET.’s Harajuku store. Spread across the store’s minimalistic wood and stone interior lies limited-edition Nike shoes and apparel, as well as items from high-end brands such as Balenciaga, Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs and Pierre Hardy.
Address: 2F, 3-34-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, 150-0001 Tokyo
As the first Sneakersnstuff store to open in the whole of Asia, Jenny Askenfors of Bofink Design conceptualized the space’s interior which includes handcrafted furniture, 3D-printed pieces and Japanese heritage materials. In true Tokyo fashion, the store also includes a café, perfect for a quick latte break after shopping from SNS’ custom Tokyo products.
Address: 13-1 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya City, 150-0034 Tokyo
Nike’s Kicks Lounge situated in Omotesando offers a curated selection of footwear – Jordan Brand, Nike SB, Nike Sportswear and Nike Running – intermixed with a hyper-local intersection of sport, innovation and culture. Additionally, this particular Nike store allows customers to customize their own purchases including tees, hoodies and sports bras.
Address: 4 Chome-25-12 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001
Nestled along the vibrant Ameyoko market area, mita sneakers offers a range of countless collaborations and special edition items such as the adidas Consortium issues and even models from dating back to the ’90s. The store also offers a diverse selection of shoes from labels like Nike, adidas, PUMA, New Balance, Reebok and ASICS.
Address: 2F, 4 Chome-7-8, Taito City, Ueno, 110-0005 Tokyo
For those who can’t get enough of Jordans, KICKS LAB is home to most coveted Jumpman releases. The warehouse-themed space also houses other notable brands such as adidas, Reebok and Vans, including the latest Off-White™ collaborations.
Address: B1F, 1 Chome−11−6, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 150-0001 Tokyo
Just like the Tokyo branch, atmos pink LUCUA is another flagship owned by atmos. The space offers vintage items and contemporary apparel brands, catering to its customers’ different styles and preferences.
Address: 2F, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
UNDEFEATED, one of the leading streetwear brands in the world, is the original authentic sneaker store and apparel label offering the best items on the market and exclusive collaborations. Its Osaka store supplies a generous selection of footwear, as well as the label’s most sought-after collaborations.
Address: 1 Chome−15−13, Nishi Ward, Minamihorie, 550-0015, Osaka and other locations.