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Sneaker stores in Dubai

Mon, March 13, 2023

Where to find the newest, rarest and most dazzling designs in a city that’s fast becoming a global hub for sneaker culture.

Where to find the newest, rarest and most dazzling designs in a city that’s fast becoming a global hub for sneaker culture.


Mad Kicks

This utopia for sneakerheads has locations in Boxpark and Bluewaters Island. Here you’ll find an extensive collection of fresh footwear from brands including Air Jordan, Nike and New Balance – plus clothing lines from hip-hop icons like Drake and Travis Scott.

You can further personalise your kicks with the store’s own range of colourful laces, and discover weird and wonderful collectibles from a smiley face basketball to a Pink Panther figurine. Marvel at the world’s most exclusive sneakers in The Vault, where a pair of Louis Vuitton Don Kanye Creams will set you back AED130,000.



A visit to Youbetterfly is sure to up your sneaker game, whether you’re after a pair of stylish Yeezy Boosts or some retro kicks like the Jordan 1 Low True Blues. Other footwear brands on show include Converse, Crocs and Louis Vuitton, and the store also offers sporting equipment like skateboards and basketball nets. 

Youbetterfly is a great spot to unearth an interesting gift too – with everything from perfumed candles and Funko Pop figures to music posters and National Basketball Association memorabilia. The company has branches in Al Quoz and Dubai Mall, and also operates at THAT Concept Stores in Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif.



This cool space in Alserkal Avenue mixes classic footwear with the latest trends (think Nike Air Max Scorpions, Reebok Beatniks and Asics Gel-Lyte Vs). Combine your new kicks with quirky apparel such as a Hello Kitty hoodie or an Adidas track top with sequins. 

The store also sells issues of Sneaker Freaker magazine, if you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge or simply geek out over the hottest designs. Elsewhere you can peruse a diverse offering of products, from bucket hats and coffee table books to titanium mugs and portable lanterns.



Founded in Boston, Concepts is now a truly international name in the sneaker world, with stores from New York to Shanghai. Visit its Dubai branch in the stylish City Walk district and browse a wide range of sneakers, sandals, slides and mules. 

Skaters are in for a treat here too. Peruse boards, wheels, waxes, clothes, mugs and more from famous brands like Primitive, Dickies and Pizza. You can also spruce up your wardrobe with everything from colourful swimming trunks by Arrels Barcelona to eye-catching varsity jackets by Awake NY.



Since launching in London in 2017, Presentedby has become a magnet for sneaker enthusiasts. It’s also a marketplace for aficionados, who can buy, sell and trade their rare and exclusive kicks on its premises. 

The company – whose celebrity clientele includes footballer Neymar and rapper The Game – now has a UAE boutique within Level Shoes of Dubai Mall. Expect to find limited-edition designs such as the Air Jordan collaborations with DJ Khaled and Christian Dior. The Dubai store itself is a sight to behold too, with 3D-printed lattice walls, LED screens and eco-friendly shelving which absorbs 38kg of carbon dioxide per year.


Dapper Beast

Browse more than 3,000 products at Dapper Beast’s premises in Al Quoz, with footwear including Yeezy Foam Runner sandals and tie-dye Nike Dunks. Streetwear label Fear of God also features prominently, with T-shirts, hats, sweatpants and more from its Essentials clothing collection.

Pick up a collectible from the store and add a little extra whimsy to your home – be it an off-kilter Kaws figurine, a bright red hanging lantern by Supreme or a smiley face Drew House hackey sack.



Looking to pick up a sleek new pair of Nike Dunks or some old-school Jordan 1s? Head to InsideIn’s Al Quoz store and discover top-notch footwear plus apparel emblazoned with everyone from Sesame Street characters to basketball maverick Dennis Rodman.

If you can’t find the exact sneakers you were searching for instore, the company can source them for you via its ‘Kicks Finder’ service. You can also support the UAE’s up-and-coming design talents, with a clothing section dedicated to local labels such as VMXV and Venom.


3 Kicks

Have you ever wanted a pair of sneakers inspired by Bart Simpson? Then head to this City Walk store, founded by a trio of young brothers, which sells Nike SB Dunk Low kicks whose bold colours celebrate the animated icon

You can also find Air Jordan collaborations with streetwear label Off-White and rapper Travis Scott, as well as apparel from the likes of Neighborhood and Carpet Company. Collectibles come in the form of Bearbrick, Kaws and Funko Pop figurines, and the store also sells the popular new energy drink Prime, created by internet celebrities Logan Paul and KSI.

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