UPDATED on January 12th, 2023
Looking to support independent online sneaker stores from around the globe? Check out this list of the Top 10 Online Sneaker Stores (in no particular order). All of these retailers have an online store and ship worldwide.
Top 10 Online Sneaker Stores
1. Flight Club
Location: New York City, United States
Flight Club is the original sneaker consignment shop. Over 15 years of experience in selling rare kicks. Flight Club has retail stores in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The go-to spot for collectible sneakers. Without Flight Club, there would be no Stadium Goods, GOAT, or StockX.
Update: Flight Club was acquired by the GOAT Group in 2018.
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Allike provides a unique offering of sneakers from brands like adidas, Air Jordan, Nike, PUMA, Vans, and many more. Check out their launch calendar to stay up on the latest releases.
Location: Newcastle, England
END. has collaborated with the best brands in the business. The UK-based brand has created kicks with adidas, Diadora, New Balance, Vans, and many more. END. has locations in Glasgow, London, and Newcastle.
Update: END. was acquired by the Carlyle Group in 2021.
Location: Mannheim, Germany
UPDATE: Inflammable has rebranded as DEFSHOP. Check out their new website at def-shop.com.
Already in 1999, Inflammable.com provided spray cans, supply and accessories related to the graffiti-culture as a small niche online mail order. In the very beginning inflammable.com was started as an online shop for the L&G Vertriebs GmbH and was used for purchase and sales. As years passed by the online shop could develop further. Thus street wear articles were added to its portfolio. Alongside traditional brands like adidas, Nike, Carhartt or Montana, smaller brands like ONLY NY or Daily Paper were also listed. More than 70 brands are offering a huge selection and variety of sneakers and street wear for the customers, not forgetting the graffiti roots of inflammable. 2014 inflammable celebrated its 15 year anniversary there is no end in sight. Furthermore two offline Novacane stores in Berlin and Heilbronn, as well as graffitistyles.com, belong to inflammable.
Location: London, England
Offspring launched in 1996 in Neal Street Covent Garden, with the manifesto to fill a large gap in the market for fashion sportswear and priding itself on being a ‘Sneaker Boutique’. At its conception it was not only the trainers which were at the forefront of design but also the original Offspring stores themselves – creating a unique shopping experience.
Offspring proved to be a hit with the brand launching two further stores in Camden and Brighton. Ten years later Offspring landed in Selfridges and now has concessions in all four nationwide stores (London, Birmingham, Manchester and Trafford Centre), including a women’s only store in Selfridges London.
The website mirrors the original Offspring approach, raising accessibility to the best trainers in the market. Keeping in line with this concept the website pays homage to exclusive collaborations and launches with brands such as Adidas, Converse, Reebok and Nike whilst also introducing new and exclusive brands to the UK like Keep and Supra. One of the UK’s finest online sneaker stores.
Location: Berlin, Germany
The number one address for graffiti, sneakers and streetwear straight from the heart of Berlin: Kreuzberg. An old school Berlin establishment, directly at the Schlesisches Tor, that’s been an irreplaceable part of the scene here since 2003. Hosting limited edition shoe releases, special events and an impressive array of sprayer gear, the founders of OVERKILL helped bring our urban lifestyle out of the shadows and into the spotlight of the mainstream. Going even further, they have managed to create a combination of exclusive boutique flair and street-style life. Over 650 square feet (200 meters) of wear and gear make even the coldest of street artists’ hearts skip a beat. Come check out the over 500 sneakers, the exclusive hand-picked collection of fashion and Berlins largest inventory of graffiti gear that make us the hottest address in the country.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Sneakersnstuff has grown to become one of the world’s largest sneaker retailers. The brand boasts huge online sales. SNS also has retail locations in Europe, Japan, and North America.
Sneakersnstuff was opened on the 26th of March in 1999. It was opened by Erik Fagerlind and Peter Jansson, both of whom had a lengthy working experience within the field of sporting goods as well as being crazed sneaker collectors, as they both felt that there was no alternative to the big retail chains dominating the market in Stockholm. After a successful trip to New York which both yielded inspiration and some exclusive goods absent in the Swedish market, Sneakersnstuff was born. Later in May the same year the web shop Sneakersnstuff.com was in full effect with a plan to sell hard to get sneakers to the rest of Sweden.
More than a decade later Sneakersnstuff is still located on Åsögatan, Södermalm, Stockholm and has since opened stores in Malmö, London and Paris. Well known throughout the world Sneakersnstuff is the store that put Sweden on the sneaker map. Widely known for always carrying carefully selected items hard to come by as well as staying true to the old school sneaker lovers with a massive assortment of classics such as Converse Chuck Taylor’s, adidas Stan Smith’s, Puma Suedes, New Balance 577’s, Nike Air Force 1’s and Air Max 1’s.
In 2009 Sneakersnstuff won a grand slam at Modegalan, an annual fashion award show hosted and curated by Habit, the largest magazine for the fashion biz in Scandinavia. Sneakersnstuff received the Online Retailer of the Year Award, the Young Fashion Store of the Year Award and the most desirable award of them all, the Fashion Store of the Year.
Over the years Sneakersnstuff has been giving the opportunity to design sneakers for brands like Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Asics, Reebok and more recently Vans. Stay tuned for more collaborations in 2016.
After all these years in the industry, we’re still acting like kids on Christmas Eve everytime a new shipment arrives to the warehouse.
Update: Sneakersnstuff was sold to FSN Capital in 2018.
Location: Merano, Italy
Founded in 2013 as a streetwear and sneaker company, through this 3 years Sneakerworld became a Sneaker point across Italy (Southtyrol). One of Italy’s newest online sneaker stores, retailing exclusive and limited sneakers and streetwear.
9. STADIUM GOODS
Location: New York, United States
Stadium Goods is a premium sneaker + streetwear marketplace selling only the most sought after footwear, apparel and other hard-to-find items on behalf of our sellers. We are driven by our principles and committed to providing the best consumer and consignment experience there is.
Update: Stadium Goods was acquired by Farfetch in 2018.
Location: Detroit, United States
StockX is the leading online sneaker marketplace. A stock market for sneakers. The sneaker reseller platform is valued at over $1 billion dollars. The company has over 800 employees.
Online Sneaker Stores Honorable Mentions
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Afew is the first of many German sneaker stores to be mentioned on this list. Check out their fine selection of sneakers from brands like adidas Originals, Nike Sportswear, Air Jordan, Asics, Onitsuka Tiger, Puma and KangaROOS. The store is based close to the city center of Düsseldorf.
In the first two years the store had the name “Schuh-You”, but was later renamed ‘Afew Good Things’ in May 2011.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
UPDATE: Caliroots is working on a website. They will be back soon with a new online experience at caliroots.com.
Caliroots brings you the best mix of sneakers from the classics like adidas, Nike, Reebok and Vans, as well as a premium offering from brands like Common Projects, Eytys and Filling Pieces. One of the best online sneaker stores.
Location: Philadelphia, United States
UPDATE: Atmos USA has now taken over UBIQ. Please visit their new website atmosusa.com.
For the past 12 years UBIQ has remained Philadelphia’s premier footwear and street apparel boutique. In 2001 the original UBIQ store opened in the Gallery Mall and with the rise of sneaker culture and streetwear becoming more prevalent, owner John Lee opened UBIQ on Walnut Street with an emphasis on high-quality items, progressive designs, and emerging independent brands.
Inspired by street subculture, skate and hip hop lifestyle, art collecting, urban architecture, vintage designs, the die-hard admiration of our sports teams, as well as Philadelphia’s rich history, UBIQ aims to provide that experience for our customers. To date, UBIQ has worked on special collaborative projects with globally-recognized and brands and well-respected artists like Nike, Stussy, Reebok, New Balance, Bape, adidas, Vans, Converse, Mitchell & Ness, Kevin Lyons, Adam Smith, and Yis Goodwin.
More than just a store, UBIQ remains a lifestyle brand that is constantly creating and recreating with the inspiration of the community and culture that surrounds us.
Philadelphia and The World Over.
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