A good pair of shoes is an invaluable travel companion. Whether you are looking for comfy sandals to explore the city in, a stunning pair of heels for a night out or the trendiest sneakers of the season, you will find them in stores around Singapore. Pamper your feet at these six shoe shops that range from the budget-friendly to the extravagant.
Ed Et Al Shoemakers
Edwin Neo, the brains and craftsman behind the homegrown Ed Et Al Shoemakers, is one of the pioneers of bespoke leather dress shoemaking for men. For upmarket creations entirely crafted and welted by hand according to the size and shape of your feet, be prepared to shell out an average of S$2,500 to S$3,000 a pair. However, if you prefer buying off the shelf, the flagship boutique in Millenia Walk carries a selection of ready-to-wear shoes (from S$299), which can be customised for an additional fee. Small leather goods, belts and shoe care products are available, too.
Millenia Walk. 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-67, Singapore 039596. +65 6337 8919.
Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat-Sun 11am-6pm.
The Social Foot
Sneakerheads will be spoilt for choice at The Social Foot, a dedicated sneaker boutique that offers a large variety of kicks. There is a wide spectrum of brands on offer, ranging from the mainstream Adidas Originals, Reebok Classic, Keds and New Balance to exclusive labels such as Pro-Keds (from S$59). All of them, if purchased from The Social Foot, can be personalised in store with a laser-engraving machine for free. Both of its outlets are centrally located: one is in Orchard Central in the Orchard Road shopping belt, while the other is in the West Wing of Suntec City.
Orchard Central. 181 Orchard Road #01-19/20, Singapore 238896. +65 6884 3612.
Suntec City. 3E Temasek Boulevard, West Wing #01-37, Singapore 038984. +65 6255 4502.
For HYPEBEAST-approved basketball and skate shoes or exclusive collaborations and launches, head to Limited Edt. This hip sneaker boutique caters to sneakerheads looking for collectibles. Unlike The Social Foot, which stocks sneakers from mainstream collections, Limited Edt brings in only premium ranges of footwear for people at the top of their sneaker game. Think Adidas Consortium, Nike Tier 0, Vans Vault and Vans Syndicate, as well as the occasional collaboration between Limited Edt and other consumer brands—the store has even partnered Tiger Beer to launch limited edition sneaker models.
The eight Limited Edt outlets island-wide each bear a unique concept. If you’re looking for in-demand collaborations such as Adidas and Kanye West’s Yeezy line, hit up Limited Edt Chambers in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®. Basketball fans, on the other hand, can get jerseys, snapbacks and Stance socks, on top of basketball shoes, at L.E Ball Park in 313@Somerset. Prices start from S$59.
Gear up for the athleisure trend at SEEK Official, a multi-label footwear and athletic apparel chain that sells kicks that would not look out of place in the gym and on the streets. You will find classic shoe models such as the Nike Air Jordan 1s and adidas Originals NMDs on display and sportswear from brands such as Carhartt WIP and Champion.
ION Orchard. 2 Orchard Turn #B4-23/24, Singapore 238801. +65 6509 5860.
And if you need your dingy pair of sneakers cleaned up, drop them at Holystic, Singapore’s first sneaker laundry, where it’ll be restored to its former glory—just like the day you took it out of the box.
Holystic Express Store, Wheelock Place. 501 Orchard Road #01-K3, Singapore 238880. +65 9460 6660.
Pedder on Scotts
Spanning the entire second level of Scotts Square in the Orchard Road district, Pedder on Scotts brings together over 100 trendy international footwear and accessories brands. Some of its luxury and contemporary designer labels include Alexander Wang, Charlotte Olympia, Gianvito Rossi and Neil Barrett—there are shoes for women, men and even the kids.
Shop according to your styles at one (or all) of the seven retail zones in the space: On Pedder, On Pedder Men’s, New Generation, Weekend, Sports, Cool Kids and Kiosks. The brand also has an in-house line, Pedder Red, of women’s shoes (from S$160). When it’s time for a break, put your feet up and order a cuppa from The Coffee Academics, a café located within the store.
Scotts Square. 6 Scotts Road Level 2, Singapore 228209. +65 6244 2883.
Give the little ones a pair of stylish shoes to strap on when you take them to this store, whose racks are stocked with footwear designed with the needs of growing kids in mind. From babies to toddlers to children up to 10 years old, Stride Rite has the ideal pair—designs range from high-top sneakers and Mary Janes to sandals and flip-flops.
Brands include Saucony Kids, Sperry Top-Sider Kids, Keds Kids, Robeez and Jessica Simpson Kids, as well as collections designed in-house (from S$69). Stride Rite has outlets in four family-friendly malls: Forum The Shopping Mall, United Square Shopping Mall and Paragon.