10 Best Sneaker Shops in Tokyo

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Bryce was born in California, but raised from the age of 3 near Seattle, Washington. He’s been living in Tokyo for about 7 years, and graduated from Temple University, Japan with degrees in economics and international business. He loves traveling of course, but also cooking, snowboarding, some video games as well. His biggest interest is songwriting/music production, more specifically electronic music… (think Skrillex, Marshmello, Daft Punk, etc.) He also has terrible humor as you’ll notice, but he hopes you’ll enjoy it!

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Welcome, sneakerheads and style enthusiasts, to the vibrant and fashion-forward streets of Tokyo! Japan’s capital city is not only a hub of cultural wonders and culinary delights, but also a great spot for sneaker lovers. From iconic brands to local gems, Tokyo boasts an impressive array of sneaker shops that cater to all tastes and preferences. If you’re a fan of the Shibuya area, then you’ll love this list as many shops reside in that area. Let’s embark on a thrilling journey through the best sneaker shops in Tokyo, where you’ll discover the latest kicks, delve into their fascinating histories, and soak up the unique Japanese flair that sets them apart.

1. Worm Tokyo

Nestled in the iconic neighborhood of Harajuku, Worm Tokyo is a haven for those seeking exclusive and rare sneakers. This gem prides itself on curating an exquisite selection of both established brands and emerging designers. The store’s minimalistic interior creates a perfect backdrop for the abundant and meticulously displayed footwear. Worm Tokyo’s popularity stems from its focus on limited-edition releases and collaborations with renowned artists, ensuring you’ll find the hottest kicks that make heads turn on the streets of Tokyo. It’s also a great place to sell your own prized sneakers for a good price!

2. Atmos

When it comes to sneaker culture in Tokyo, Atmos is an iconic name that needs no introduction. With its most popular store located in the bustling district of Shibuya and an equally impressive flagship store in Sendagaya, Atmos has solidified its reputation as a pioneer in the sneaker scene. Known for its eye-catching collaborations with global brands like Nike and Adidas, Atmos has successfully bridged the gap between sneaker culture and street fashion. Prepare to be captivated by their extensive range of sneakers, where innovative designs meet Japanese street style with a splash of vibrant colors.

3. Kith

Hailing from the streets of New York, Kith has taken Tokyo by storm with its sleek and modern sneaker boutiques. Kith Tokyo, situated in the trendy Jingumae area, offers a refined shopping experience that seamlessly combines fashion, footwear, and lifestyle. Immerse yourself in Kith’s contemporary ambiance as you explore their carefully curated selection of sneakers from world-renowned brands. Whether you’re hunting for limited-edition releases or timeless classics, Kith Tokyo is the go-to destination for the discerning sneaker connoisseur.

4. Undefeated

Another US-born (los angeles) spot tucked away in Jingumae, Undefeated is a Japanese sneaker institution that has garnered a cult following since its inception. With its effortlessly cool aesthetic and an extensive range of streetwear and sneakers, Undefeated has become a must-visit destination for sneaker enthusiasts. The store’s collection showcases an eclectic mix of global brands and exclusive collaborations. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness firsthand how Undefeated masterfully blends Japanese street culture and international style into a seamless blend of sneaker greatness.

5. KicksLab

Moving along with another Jungumae based location, KicksLab is an absolute must-visit. This cutting-edge store houses an impressive selection of limited-edition releases from renowned brands, some of which are only available in Japan. KicksLab’s knowledgeable staff provides well reviewed assistance, ensuring you find the perfect pair that matches both your style and individuality. With its finger on the pulse of sneaker culture, KicksLab is a go-to destination for the trendsetters and sneaker enthusiasts looking to stay ahead of the game.

6. Onitsuka Tiger Omotesando

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Embrace the spirit of Japanese craftsmanship at Onitsuka Tiger, where heritage and innovation unite in perfect harmony. Founded in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger has become an icon of Japanese sneaker culture, renowned for its timeless designs and meticulous attention to detail. Omotesando is Tokyo’s high-class fashion center, so it’s no surprise that you’ll find Onitsuka Tiger there in all its glory. Experience firsthand the fusion of modern style and Japanese heritage as you explore their exquisite collection of sneakers.

7. Adidas Originals

Unleash your inner sneaker aficionado at the Adidas Originals store in Harajuku, where you’ll be able to find nearly any Adidas model you can imagine. As one of the global powerhouses in athletic footwear, Adidas has seamlessly integrated Japanese street culture into its brand. Step into the Harajuku store and immerse yourself in a world of cutting-edge designs and limited-edition releases. Discover how Adidas Originals celebrates the vibrancy of Japanese youth culture while remaining true to its timeless heritage.

8. Mita Sneakers

Another original from Japan looked in the bustling shopping district of Ameyoko near Ueno, Mita Sneakers is a haven for sneaker enthusiasts seeking unique collaborations and hard-to-find releases. With a rich history dating back to 1976, Mita Sneakers has established itself as a cornerstone of Tokyo’s sneaker culture. Their extensive selection features not only their own merchandise but also a mix of classic designs and avant-garde creations from global brands. Prepare to be enthralled by Mita Sneakers’ commitment to curating the finest sneakers, ensuring you find the perfect pair to make a bold fashion statement.

9. Pistacchio Daikanyama

For those seeking a fusion of sneaker culture and artistry, Pistacchio Daikanyama is an unparalleled destination. This small avant-garde concept store in Tokyo’s trendy Daikanyama neighborhood offers a unique shopping experience where sneakers seem to become works of art from the way they are displayed. Pistacchio Daikanyama is definitely a breath of fresh air in the sneaker scene and it does an incredible job of presenting the top brands and offering high quality products with unique flair.

10. Soma Shimokitazawa

As our sneaker journey comes to a close, we find ourselves in Shimokitazawa, a vibrant and bohemian district in Tokyo. Here, amidst the indie boutiques and vintage shops, lies Soma, a hidden gem for sneaker lovers. Combining a laid-back atmosphere with an impressive selection of sneakers, Soma captures the essence of Shimokitazawa’s unique spirit. Explore their diverse (and jam packed)  range of sneakers, from nostalgic classics to up-and-coming brands, and experience firsthand the eclectic fusion of fashion, art, and music that defines this dynamic neighborhood. Be sure to keep an eye on their blog as they will update it with their newest additions.

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