Five Must-Visit Shops For Sneakers In Metro Manila This Holiday Season



It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And in the spirit of gift giving, whether it be for your love ones or for yourselves, you can’t go wrong with a good pair of sneakers. 

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Filipinos are obsessed with sneakers, period. The driving force behind our obsession with sneakers is without a doubt rooted in our mad love for the game of basketball. Everybody wants to be like Mike or be crowned as “The King.” It’s just now because of social media that we are most exposed to the shoe game more than ever, with the internet giving us early, easy, and efficient access to sneaker drops, future releases, and even guides on what to cop and drop.

Looking for a worthy shop to find sneakers? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We scoured for shops across the metro to help you navigate the shops worth checking and your time.   

Titan 22

Photo from @titan_22 on Instagram

Titan is the haven for you if you’re a basketball aficionado. Hoop your way to the country’s first and only basketball specialty concept store. From general releases to limited-edition sneakers, you’ll surely be satisfied with the selection of sneakers they have to offer. 

Cop Garden

Photo from @copgarden on Instagram

Calling yourself a hypebeast? Then Cop Garden is a must-visit shop for you. Hidden inside an old building in Makati is a gem wherein you could find some of the most coveted sneakers in the market for steal prices. What’s great about Cop Garden is the luxury to sell and trade items for a pair you want.     

Commonwealth  

Photo from @commonwealth_ph on Instagram

This is the shop for you if you’re a man of taste. Feast your eyes with the well-curated selection of sneakers that Commonwealth has to offer. This lifestyle specialty boutique has established themselves as a true trailblazer in the sneaker game by bringing some of most sought-after sneakers in the country. Commonwealth is also the only retailer in the country with Tier 0 NikeLab and Adidas Consortium account.   

Complex Lifestyle Store

Photo from @complexlifestylestore on Instagram

Checking out Complex is not a waste of time and it’s really accessible with having eight branches across malls all over the Metro. You will not be disappointed with their selection of sneakers whether it be from preppy sneakers to athletic shoes.    

Sole Academy

Photo from @soleacademy on Instagram

Sole Academy has built its reputation as one of the most must-visit sneaker shops in the country since its inception in 2011. This multi-brand sneaker hub really lives up with its tagline, “Best in Class,” as they present you with a unique curated mixed of sneakers from different brands. Sole Academy also offers exclusive releases from time to time.  

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