13 best sneaker stores in Amsterdam (updated)

Chaptr One

The newest sneaker shop on the list, this one is for the most dedicated sneakerheads owned by one of Amsterdam's most notorious sneaker collectors, Chanica Kist. You might have heard of her during 2016's Air Max Day when Nike released the Masters of Air. Not only was it a dope f#cking video (seriously watch it again) but it gave us some insight into what motivates the owner of Chaptr One. The shop is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm and located in the heart of the city. 

No website | Singel 417 


Sneaker District has a lot of offer in their store as well as the web shop. They carry a good mixture of brands and colorways. They also have ome other products like watches but they are sneaker first, the massive reproduction of Rembrandt’s famous The Night Watch but with everyone wearing sneakers shows that they mean business.

https://sneakerdistrict.nl/ | Rozengracht 21


Aside from your Foot Lockers or larger chain/sports stores there aren’t a lot of sneakers shops that cater equally for both men and women. It’s a bummer because sneakers look so good on chicks. Fortunately, No Boys Allowed carries only sneakers for women.

http://noboysallowed.nl/ | Prinsenstraat 16


A smaller store but a bigger selection of more limited sneakers and colorways. Meaning sneaker in Japanese, Sunika brings a bit of the Japanese streetwear style vibe to Amsterdam. This store isn’t just a room full of Nikes, they carry brands like Saucony, Puma, Karhu making it a great place to discover a new brand of silhouette.

https://www.sunika.nl/ | Bilderdijkstraat 102


SeventyFive doesn’t have the largest selection and they don’t carry the most exclusive selection but they carry a good basis of sneakers as well as other gear. Like a sweet Poler backpack I picked up on sale a few months ago. Their sales are pretty good so definitely worth keeping an eye on them.

http://www.seventyfive.com/ | Nieuwe Hoogstraat 24 - Van Woustraat 14 - Haarlemmerdijk 55C


This store features a more eclectic mixture of sneaker and a collection of streetwear items to match. Your, not so run of the mill, sneakers can be found here like along with some of the staple brands.

https://shop.maha-amsterdam.com/ | Vijzelstraat 105


Oqium is a big player in the sneaker game and particularly Jordan’s. With stores in Berlin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam. The Oqium store in Amsterdam looks sick and sometimes does exclusive events.

http://www.oqium.nl/ | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 262


It’s a new one in Amsterdam but hopefully it will carry on the tradition of the stores in Germany of exclusive releases and collaborations. Styled as a chemistry lab, the store looks impressive and massive.

https://www.solebox.com/ | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240


The homegrown streetwear powerhouse also offers a selection of sneakers alongside their clothing. Patta is no stranger to sneaker and clothing collabs so this store is something that should be on your list to check out and often.

https://www.patta.nl/ | Zeedijk 67


Mainly a clothing store stocking luxury streetwear such as Norse Projects and the like, Baskets also has sneakers available. They typically carry the larger brands but more limited editions of their silhouettes.

http://www.baskets-store.com/ | Gerard Doustraat 96 - Elandsgracht 57-59


Another streetwear store, Concrete, also has a good collection of athleisure gear. On the sneaker side, they have Yeezy’s and Y-3’s on offer as well as other more, hard to find, uber-streetwear options.

https://concrete.nl/ | Spuistraat 250


This skateshop has been at the basis of the skate culture and style in Amsterdam for a while. Patta and Ben-G shared a space for a while as well. At this store you can not only get skate inspired sneakers but also clothes and decks.

https://www.ben-g.nl/ | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 142


Actually owned by JD sports. but focusing more on the sneaker rather than athletic side of fashion, Size? offers a varied selection of sneakers. If JD sports doesn’t have it Size? might, and for the rest check out the other stores on the list. They’ve also got a selection of clothing focusing on urban fashion.

https://www.size.co.uk/ | Kalverstraat 128


Honorable Mentions:

Sneakerness

Sneakerness is the sneaker enthusiast’s wet-dream where some of the most exclusive pairs of sneakers can be yours for the right amount of cash. This traveling sneaker market comes to Amsterdam once a year and is the chance for a sneakerhead to cop the dopest pair or for them to strike at gold by selling part of their collection.


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Yes I know its not technically in Amsterdam, but you can use it while in Amsterdam.... This makes the list because it is an awesome concept. If you take sneakers seriously and not only see your closet as a dope collection but also an investment, then you need to click this link here and learn a little more about the "stock market for sneakers".

 

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