i’ve done a search for shoes on here but 98% are about riding shoes. i just wanna know of a few good shops to buy shoes from in melbourne. i currently have a pair of tigers that i paid way too much for at some shop on swanston street.
i’d be keen for another pair of tigers/vans/skate shoe (not chunky though) that will fit into my cages and still be comfy when i get to work.
haven’t been in melbourne that long and i rarely go ‘shopping’ so not sure where to look.
rather not buy online as i like to try on shoes before i buy em.
Fast Times skateboarding on Swanston Street - all the usual skateboard shoe companies with the highlight being Nike SB.
The Vans Store at Melbourne Central - Vans, obviously.
The Sure Store in Manchester Lane - Alife, Vans, Pointer etc.
Provider always have good shoes: http://www.provider.com.au/. I don’t believe they sell Tigers, but there’s plenty of other stuff to try on.
There’s another boutique at the top end of Flinders Lane (I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called, if I do I’ll let you know), which I’ve bought a couple of pairs of shoes from, they sell Tigers, Bape, and a couple of other nice shoes, I’m pretty sure they also do Jhung Yuro shoes as well.
As Jolan pointed out, there are plenty of shops like Hype, Glue and Platypus around. Hype have a lot of everything, including Tigers, Vans, Converse and Alife, and Glue is pretty similar (usually found near a Hype), just with clothes (sometimes they’re cheaper though), and Platypus, from memory do brands like DC, Diesel, Vans etc.
There is a cool skate shop on chapel st just before High St on the east side of the road, forgot the name but they have 25% off everything at the moment, i got 2 shirts, 1 pair of Vans and a belt for like $150 yesterday.
Also you can get vans off ebay for about half the price that they are in the shops and shit loads more styles.