Written by Dara Larocque on 06.02.14

Their ability to be both functional and cool has taken sneakers from gym class to street fashion in the best way possible. In a city that lives on its feet, sneakers are a local style staple that will get you from uptown to downtown without missing a beat. Here are some of the top destinations for sneaker fans.

Boutique Oxford

Boutique Oxford is a shoe boutique with a genius concept. Oxford merges cool kicks and great reads all in one place and presents this within a truly classic and modern store design. The shop carries more than 100 titles of magazines in line with the interests of its clientèle, from GQ to The New Yorker, Many of Them and Esquire, therefore catering to fashion savvy clients who are in the know and looking for something innovative in their shopping experience. With an awesome selection of sneakers from brands like Gram, Generic Surplus, Happy Socks, J Shoes, Native, New Balance, Nike, Swear London, Tretorn, & Vans California, Boutique Oxford has something for every kind of sneaker lover. You can expect price ranges from extremely affordable to high-end. With its unique set up of magazine shelves leading into displays of trend setting sneaker styles, this is one store not to miss if you’re looking for great shoes and a unique atmosphere. Check out their Facebook page here.

174 rue st-viateur, Montreal, Quebec H2T2L3
(438) 382-3555

Off The Hook

Off The Hook is one of the main destinations to look out for. They receive, among others, some of the most exclusive Nike launches around. You can expect to walk away almost always impeccably styled from head to toe. At Off The Hook you’re sure to find a wide selection of exclusive brands, otherwise not available anywhere else in the city. Take for example, their Off The Hook X Vans collaboration created exclusively for the store, with limited edition prints and patterns developed by both companies’ design teams.

1021 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3B 1H1
(514) 499-1021


Exclucity has three locations on the island of Montreal and has one of the most extensive collections of kicks in the city. Over the years the store has continuously provided its fans with some of the most anticipated launches. Safe to say, Exclucity has been in the sneaker industry long enough to know what it takes to get loyal fans toughing out snowstorms, or worse, for the kicks they love.

1326 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3C 1K7
(514) 846-8887

Quartier Dix30, 9415 Leduc Suite 35, Brossard, QC J4Y 0A5
(450) 443-8887

4870 Rene-Emard, Pierrefonds, QC H9A-2Y1
(514) 626-4434

The Fake Store

With some of the most unique street wear to match its eclectic shoe choices, The Fake Store is a home-grown favourite that always knows what’s good in the sneaker circuit. Featuring brands like Alife, Freshhive, The Seventh Letter, Nike, Lacoste as well as their signature Fake Brand, The Fake Store is definitely a Montreal favourite among shoes and street apparel shops.

72, rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1C6 ‎
(514) 750-FAKE

Kar Nam

It’s safe to say Kar Nam has one of the most extensive sneaker collections on par with Exclucity. They also host rare exclusive launches, most notably for their frequent arrivals of limited edition Jordans and Air Force1‘s. Kar Nam often has one of the longest wait lines on release days and very limited stock due to the rarity of the editions. If you’re hunting for that elusive pair of sneakers, this is one shop not to skip.

6550 Rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2M6
(514) 273-4855

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