Paris is a city that lives with its time. And in 2019, how hard is it to avoid sneakers? They seem to be everywhere. From Jordan brand, to Kanye West and his $1B Yeezy venture, to StockX entering the international stock market, trainers — and the streetwear microcosmos that surrounds it — seem to be the craze of the decade. 

Long gone is the time when getting your new pair of trainers was as easy as going to your regular sportswear boutique. Now, certain drops have become so limited, with a demand so high, that your chances of getting the pair you’ve been waiting for are much harder than you’d think… That’s why consignment places and resellers are ruling parts of the market, at the moment.

From Quickstrikes to Tier Zero’s to the even rarer Family and Friends packs, rare sneakers, just like watches or designer bags, have become an investment. To help you spend your money safely, we’ve established a list of the most reliable boutiques in the French Capital. Below are all the best addresses to go sneaker shopping in Paris.