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We’re way past the days where we’d have to fly abroad to get our hands on the newest sneakers. If you’re a sneaker elitist, you still would travel to the ends of the earth looking for that elusive pair. But for those looking at convenience and a lot of time on the internet, window shopping for sneakers is a healthy alternative.  Take a look at the hippest boutiques and e-stores to buy sneakers online.

The sneaker-sphere today is super competitive. From limited editions, fresh launches, or even custom-made pairs, the sky’s the limit and collecting sneakers is now considered a sport. In India, the sneaker community is gaining stronger, mainstream appeal and with the new wave of sneaker styles and brands pouring in, there are multi-brand boutiques and online stores sprouting everywhere. So we made a list of places to buy the latest, most trendy sneakers in India.

Fenom

Here’s a French sneaker club that made its way to the Indian shores recently. They’re the sister brand of Sneakers.fr, France’s first online sneaker destination in 2005. Fenom is all about the exclusives, yet we see a more classic and minimal tone in its pairs. On their digital sneaker shelves, they boast every big sneaker brand and the label looks towards classic sneakers and curate those that work with minimalism. You can find a bunch of unique collaborations that you will not find anywhere else. If you’re looking for the hottest new drops in sneaker culture, this is where you place your chips.

Kith

Being an in-house label, Kith might just be the most influential name in athleisure and sneaker culture today. They aspire to deliver premium sneakers with ‘unique and special experience’. If you’re looking for multi-functional sneakers and pieces of athleisure, this is one web-store you’d want to bookmark. They offer footwear and apparel for men, women, and kids.

VegNonVeg

You know a sneaker boutique will certainly play their cards right when they have three of B-Town’s biggest sneaker-heads in their family. Founded by Anand Ahuja, husband of Sonam Kapoor, he’s the man responsible for creating a direct gateway for Indian hypebeasts to the world of super-exclusive sneakers. We regularly see this clan flexing a rare pair on Instagram from the VegNonVeg vault.

Superkicks

In a world where sneaker boutiques keep up with futuristic notes of the sneaker culture, here’s a brand that thrives on strictly retro influences. Being a homegrown brand, Superkicks has pined every major sneaker destination in India – Mumbai, Bangalore and soon, Delhi. They often embrace pieces that either come with nostalgic notes or elements with Indian influence. The top brands with limited editions to look for are FILA and PUMA.

Sneaker Politics

Sneaker Politics is another apex name on the internet. They boast a wide collection of designer multi-brand sneakers. The site offers hyped beasts from over 50+ brands and also offer bargain prices on its classic collection. In terms of their sneaker taste, they clearly don’t intend on being subtle. It’s all about loud colours and exquisite customs that make them unique. However, you’re going to need a PayPal account to pay for your sneakers here.

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Apart from being a unique hub to buy sneakers online, we’d suggest checking out the rest of the site too. Being a luxury-fashion-forward brand, they offer international designerwear, exclusive sports apparel, and a heavy dose of streetwear. They have close to 400 brands. This is a great space not just to buy sneakers online but for also international trend shopping.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.