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The Best Sneaker Shops in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / November 1, 2015

sneakers torontoThe best sneaker shops in Toronto put mammoth chains like Foot Locker and Sport Chek to shame. You'll find their shelves stocked with kicks from New Balance, Nike, Converse, and all the top brands, as well as a few harder to find offerings. Though they often carry less stock than big name stores, the carefully curated selections at these shops make them more than worthy of a drop in.

These are the best sneaker shops in Toronto.

Get Outside

Get Outside

Get Outside caters to all your footwear needs, stocking everything from boots to Birkenstocks, but sneakers are where they excel. You’ll find their shelves lined with leading manufacturers like Adidas, Puma, and Converse. They have a few unexpected prints and colours, if you’re in the market for something a little different. More »

Livestock

Livestock

If you’re a serious sneaker collector, Livestock should be your go-to. The shop is known to carry rare, limited edition and deadstock kicks. Sneaker enthusiasts are known to line up outside the store when it gets a coveted pair in stock, so plan accordingly if you want to get your hands on a the latest and greatest footwear. More »

SVP Sports

SVP Sports

At SVP Sports, sneakers are the name of the game. The store may not carry rare pairs like Livestock, but they do sell all the major brands. On their shelves, you’ll find shoes from brands like Nike, Saucony, Reebok and Vans. More »

Capsule

Capsule

In the market for hard to find sneakers or vintage kicks? Check out this Yorkville shop. Whether you’re on the hunt for brightly coloured Air Jordan 8 Retro’s or a sleek pair from Amsterdam’s Filling Pieces Footwear, they've got it covered. More »

Gravitypope

Gravitypope

If you’re tired of the same old stuff when it comes to sneakers, this West Queen West shop is where to go. The store specializes in sleek, fashion-forward footwear, and has plenty of options to choose from. Here you’ll find pairs from the Vans x The North Face collaboration and metallic Camper Pelotas. More »

Exclucity

Exclucity

Exclucity is a Queen West sneaker haven that originated in Montreal. The store carries a wide range of hard to find kicks for both men and women. You'll find its shelves lined with footwear from top notch brands like Asics, Adidas, Reebok and Converse, and rare pairs like OVO Air Jordans. More »

Haven

Haven

Bored of classic Converse? Head to Haven to find a more stylish alternative. The store stocks kicks from higher end brands like Comme des Garcons and visvim. The carefully curated selection may not be as large as other stores, but they clearly opt for quality over quantity. More »

Groovy

Groovy

Groovy carries pretty much every style of sneaker you could ask for, but focuses on skate-style kicks. With large selections on hand for both men and women, there’s no shortage of choice. Expect to find all the leading brands here, including Converse, Vans, Puma, and Adidas. More »

So Hip It Hurts

So Hip It Hurts

This skateboard and snowboard shop has a well stocked sneaker collection. The store prides itself on carrying things you won’t find in chain stores; so expect to see a few rare pairs here. It stocks everything from classic Vans to limited edition Supra shoes. More »

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