Rotterdam Sneaker walhalla

Sneakers, kicks, trainers, pattas, you see them everywhere. Just walk through the centre of Rotterdam on a Saturday afternoon and you’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful, hippest and most colourful shoes. Not surprising, because Rotterdam is a mecca for sneaker freaks: it’s full of (unique) sneaker shops. Below, our ambassador Sander Daniëls gives an overview of the must-visits.

Exclusive

 

Rotterdam is also considered a hotspot for kicks abroad, thanks in particular to sneaker shop Woei. Located on the Hoogstraat, this store, which bears the name of founder Woei Tijn, has been Rotterdam’s best-known sneaker shop since 2007. There are regular exclusive releases from Nike and Asics (including the so-called collabs) that enthusiasts come from far and wide to queue for. Woei has close ties with local designers such as Iwan Smit and with the well-known artist Parra and releases a collection of clothing with designs from Parra a number of times a year. If you are looking for the newest and most exclusive Nike’s, Asics, New Balance’s or Karhu’s, then you should definitely visit Woei.

For the (very exclusive) Quickstrike and Hyperstrike releases, you should also not miss Seventy Five on Witte de Withstraat.

 

Customized

 

If you are looking for a shoe that nobody else has, at Leyp you can have your Nike Air Max 1 sneakers customised by professionals, exactly the way you want them. This is not cheap, but you will definitely have something unique.

 

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Leyp | SeventyFive | Woei

Sneaker crossing

 

If you are looking for the more mainstream (less expensive) sneakers and casual shoes, and you want more square metres with other brands and clothing, then go to the intersection of the Lijnbaan and the Aert Van Nesstraat. This intersection has 4 streetwear shops next to and opposite each other with a large collection of sneakers, namely ASICS Store, Snipes, Sneakers, Footlocker and Kids Footlocker. A little further on the Lijnbaan, you will find JD Sports.

 

Jordan’s

 

For basketball kicks, such as Nike Jordan’s, go to House of Hoops on the first floor of Footlocker or to Oqium a little further down the Korte Lijnbaan. You’ll often find sneaker addicts there early on a Saturday morning waiting for that one special pair to be released.

 

 

Don’t forget

 

Collab (formerly PIM Sneakers) on the Meent, Sneakers and Sport 2000 on the Hoogstraat, Vans Store on the Oude Binnenweg. Funkie House and neighbour Go Britain on Korte Hoogstraat. Skaters will enjoy themselves at Sevenply on the Binnenwegplein, RSI on the Witte de Withstraat and the Skatestore on the Westblaak: all close to Skatepark Westblaak where one of the largest skate parks in Europe is located.

Rotterdam Sneaker Heaven? Definitely! It’s impossible not to score a pair (or two!) of shoes here.

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Vans Store | Skatestore

Sneakerwinkels van Rotterdam

 

1. Woei Hoogstraat 65A
2. Seventy Five Witte de Withstraat 5A
3. Leyp Schiekade 189
4. Footlocker Lijnbaan 75
5. Kids Footlocker Lijnbaan 70
6. Snipes Lijnbaan 72
7. ASICS Store Lijnbaan 77
9. Sneakers Lijnbaan 78
8. JD Sports Lijnbaan 91
10. Oqium Korte Lijnbaan 10
11. Collab Meent 50
12. Sneakers Hoogstraat 194A
13. Sport 2000 Hoogstraat 181
14 Vans Store Oude Binnenweg 52
15 Funkie House Korte Hoogstraat 15a
16 Go Britain Korte Hoogstraat 10
17. Sevenply Binnenwegplein 20C
18. RSI Witte de Withstraat 57
19. Skatestore Westblaak 28

Check the overview in Google Maps

 

 

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