As sneaker culture grows larger and becomes more inclusive in the Philippines, it’s only expected that more local stores will pop up to accommodate the market’s diverse needs. From startups to established brands, here are more names trusted by the community to up their sneaker game. And in case your fave is not on this list, you can check out the first part of this series, or give them a shoutout in the comments section below.
Store Locations: Cattleya Building, Salcedo Street (Makati City)
Founded by Adrian Garcia way back in July 2018, Cop Garden is one of the well-known local stores in Manila, Philippines. Apart from purchases, Cop Garden also allows sneakerheads to sell or consign sneakers they might no longer need.
Often visited by celebrities and famous personalities, including NBA player Collin Sexton, Cop Garden has grown to be beloved by local sneakerheads for its friendly community and management.
Store Locations: Festival Mall (Alabang)
A brand new sneaker store in the South, Sunika Manila offers a variety of sneakers, from the lowkey to the hyped.
Established only in mid-2022, Sunika Manila and its inventory of rares included the limited edition Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Manila’, which was released in celebration of the opening of the first-ever Jordan brand store in the Philippines. The current value of the said sneaker ranges from PHP 400K – PHP 1.3 Million with only 150 pairs available in the whole world.
Also spotted in their physical store are the Union x Air Jordan 1, Union x Air Jordan 4, Jordan 1 High OG SP Fragment x Travis Scott, and many more.
Store Locations: Alabang Town Center (Alabang), Bonifacio Global City (Taguig), Trinoma (Quezon City), UP Town Center (Quezon City), Ayala Malls Cebu (Cebu)
Compared to others in this list, Sole Academy offers more mainstream and general releases from brands like Nike, Adidas, Converse, Asics, and more, but that doesn’t mean the store doesn’t have any goods. With a decade on its name, Sole Academy has built a reputation for curating an inventory that suits its consumers best.
Shoe Game Manila
Store Locations: Century City Mall (Makati), S Maison (Pasay), Newport Mall (Pasay), Okada Manila (Paranaque)
True to their name, Shoe Game Manila is definitely on point. Owned by Manila Sneaker Expo co-founder Ronnie De Vera, the store sells pieces from streetwear brands, toys, and other collectible items. It is a one-stop shop if you are also looking to splurge for clothes.
Store Locations: Glorietta 3 (Makati), SM Seaside Cebu (Cebu)
Sneakerheads went crazy when news broke that Footlocker was coming to the Philippines. And why wouldn’t they? The US brand is not only known for its diverse collection of mega sneaker brands, but also for putting customer service at the heart of its operations. It also has a solid success story, where it grew from a 5-cent store to a global platform that knew how to adapt to the times.