You might be a full-blown sneaker collector or just looking for a clean new pair of converse, either way, these are the top places in Perth to find them:
Highs & LowsOne of the first boutique sneaker stores to hit Perth, High’s and Lows continue to bring the goods. Curating a global range of menswear and streetwear from cult brands like Call Me 917 and Patta, they’re also well known for staying ahead of the curve in the world of shoes, whether it’s their look back at Nike 95 Era 'Air Max Safari' or the futuristic Nike 'Space Hippie 04'.
Culture KingsWith over 100 brands and an extensive cult following, Culture Kings is a nightclub-sized streetwear outlet that boasts 1,000+ styles of headwear, 3,000 styles of apparel and 600+ styles of footwear. For the Sneakerheads, you’ll find all your staple brands, from Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Jordan. With their own Holy Grail machine inside and some of Perth’s best RnB DJ’s spinning vinyl, it’s a must visit.
HypnotiseIf streetwear is your thing but you’re tired of seeing the same mainstream brands everywhere, then Hypnotise on William Street will be a refreshing diversion. Stocked entirely with lesser known designers with cult followings, like Opening Ceremony, Damir Doma and Dim E Cres. For Sneakerheads that like to keep their footwear minimal but interesting, they stock brands like Maison Margiela that re-envision the simple tennis shoe with platform wide toothed soles. Their collaboration between Adidas and Rick Owens is another example, turning a plain black or white shoe into something that looks like it belongs in a museum for modern architecture.
LessonsIf you shudder at the thought of seeing everyone wearing the same sneakers as you, Lessons is the place to shop. Stocking exclusive contemporary and luxury designer wear in the stunning State Buildings, Lessons bring streetwear from Versace, Off-White and Amiri. Their range of statement shoes are made to stand out, each one with a unique personality of its own and price bracket only for the most dedicated of Sneakerheads. Fun fact, their only other boutique outside Perth is in Ottawa, Canada!
Sitting pretty on Howard Street, Lo-Fi is a skate store home to a range of international and independent designer brands, including their own self-titled label Lo-Fi. As a skate label they naturally have an extensive range of Vans to choose from, along with brands that like Clarkes Originals, Rassvet and DC. The clean fit out in Howard Street celebrates skate culture with an inspiring interior of art, a bookshelf and a wall of colourful skateboard decks.
Newly located in Raine Square, Cabinet Noir is a streetwear utopia that call themselves an “undefined concept store.” While the don’t want to subscribe to any labels, Cabinet Noir seem to love a pop-culture collaboration, especially when it comes to footwear. From their Lacoste x Keith Haring capsule collection, VANS x Vivienne Westwood and even a Vans x Simpsons design, 'The Bouviers'. You’ll also find well-loved designer brands like the cult Japanese label Comme des Garçons and Axel Arigato.
A footwear and streetwear store focused on bringing customers rare and exclusive brands such as Supreme, Off-White and Vlone that are hard to find in Australia due to their limited availability. Located in King Street, 1Off Store are consignment based which allows customers to sell exclusive sneakers and clothes instore.
Starting as a small Instagram page selling locally in Perth, Unlaced has built a strong customer following and after five years have opened up in Plaza Arcade. Stocking some of the most limited and sought after sneakers, clothing and accessories, including Jordan 1, Jordan 4, Nike Dunk and Yeezys. Stay up to date with their stock on Instagram here.