The Best Shoe Stores In Berlin
With a booming street fashion scene and a general propensity for creative expression, there is no doubt that Berliners know how to dress. While plenty of attention is paid to what people choose to wear on their bodies, it can be easy to overlook what the choose to put on their feet. Lucky for us, however, Berlin is also home to some pretty phenomenal shoe stores. Here are the top eight to watch out for.
in the trendy district of Kreuzberg boasts an excellent selection of international sneaker brands including Asics, Nike, Converse, and Adidas with the promise of rare limited edition styles. Plus, their repertoire includes things for men, women, and children. Not to mention, there are even specialty vegan varieties to choose from. This is a shoe shop in X-berg, after all! In addition to the array of sneakers and shoes, Overkill also sells a decent selection of clothing and apparel, playing into the pervasive street style that you can see just about everyone in the city emulating in one form or another.
in Charlottenburg, one of the city’s main hubs for shopping and fashion, is another prominent shop for sneakers. Thus it is also popular with street-style enthusiasts as well as sports lovers. They offer a curated selection, and you better believe the staff at Solebox knows its stuff. Solebox’s merchandise includes plenty of special shoes with distinct embellishments, along with well-known brands like Clae, Sperry, and Filling Pieces. Naturally, the shop’s interior is minimalist and dowsed in immaculate white, so the eye is immediately drawn to the shoes and nothing else.
The oh-so stylish gallery-turned-shoe store in Mitte offers a beautiful collection of shoes for men and women. The store is utterly unique, and the guys behind the shop take the selections for their collection quite seriously. Expect excellent craftsmanship, and the proper environment for assessing the options. This industrial style shop, for instance, features plenty of quality lighting. While major international brands certainly have their places elsewhere, the shelf space at Shusta is reserved for the works of small-scale, artisanal manufacturers from throughout Europe and beyond. Find out more about the latest items at Shusta on the Tumblr style feed on their website
Wood Wood Annex
Opened in 2006 by Danish friends and partners Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian Jensen, Wood Wood Annex
is one of Berlin’s top concept stores
that showcases innovative brands and high-end products, with a primary focus on shoes and accessories. It really doesn’t get hipper than this. No doubt shoppers will find some utterly unique — and possibly one-of-a-kind — items here. This is the place to shop for the pair of eye-candy footwear that will punctuate the rest of the outfits in your wardrobe for years to come. Also be sure to check out the adjoining Wood Wood Boutique
Mounted on a stunning white exposed brick wall, the show selection at Kickz is quite impressive. In fact, this famous sneaker wall is actually the largest in Europe. Housing more than 60 international brands, shoppers are able to choose from over 370 different options on display, meaning that it’s almost impossible to return home empty handed. Kickz first opened in 1998, and has since launched an online shop, so that there’s really no excuse left for not checking them out. While the main shop is on Torstraße in Mitte, Kickz has since expanded to a second one in Tiergarten that is dedicated almost exclusively to kicks designed for basketball.
BQL Store Berlin
We’ll let you in on an insider’s tip: the ‘BQL’ in Berlin’s BQL Store
is pronounced, ‘be cool.’ Indeed, this shop is not fooling around when it comes to the amazing variety of cutting-edge brands sold here. Even donning a piece of two from their merchandise will make it easier to ‘BQL’, so to speak . They have sneaks for every style and look, with all the biggest brands in attendance, along with rare options from exclusive collections. Think the kinds of brands that usually require one to have connections to obtain. That’s the beauty of being a BQL customer! Find this store in Prenzlauer Berg
, not far from Schönhauser Allee.
Store, Shop, Music Venue
in Friedrichshain near the Boxi Kiez is a one-stop shop for all things Berlin chic. They have a top-notch selection of vinyls, hats, backpacks, and, of course, shoes. Plus, a trip here will help give you an in on the latest music trends, as they usually have some pretty excellent stuff playing over the speakers. Thus, the shopping experience becomes atmospheric and multifaceted, making a visit to hhv.de a must for any footwear aficionado. Find out more about their merchandise at hhv.de, which no so coincidentally is also the name of their website.
Nice! Urban Footwear
Nice! Urban Footwear
in Neukölln’s bustling Weserstraße, sells an artful mix between rare varieties of sneakers and well-known staple brands like Adidas, Asics, and Nike. The shop typically has around 60 options to choose from within the 100-meter space, and the store is also stocked with knowledgeable staff who are happy to help. The interior is simple with white walls and timber floors. The main detail is that the center is outfitted with old wooden auditorium-style seating, which gives the space just the right amount of aesthetic character.