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Sneaker Stores You Must Visit in Boston


While at first look Boston’s sneaker scene may seem laid back, don’t be fooled. The city’s fervour for footwear rivals the megalopolises of the scene (check 'em out in our ), with its many boutiques, consignment stores and outlets serving all tastes and budgets.

It’s safe to say that Beantown punches well above its weight when it comes to creps – so much so that heavy hitters like New Balance and Reebok have chosen it as their US home base. Don’t miss the must-see spots! Here’s our guide to Boston’s unmissable sneaker stores.


An all-time favourite in Boston’s streetwear scene is Bodega. True to their slogan of being ‘hidden in plain sight’, Bodega’s façade is that of an average corner store, so finding it takes a bit of work, but just look for the Snapple vending machine. In terms of clothing, Bodega is stocked with the crème de la crème, but their sneaker offering is where it’s at. Given the drool-worthy selection, you’d be hard-pressed to walk out without dropping some serious cash. More than just a sneaker store, Bodega is an experience. Sure you’ll look awkward trying to find the entrance on your first visit, but that’s half the fun.


Concepts’ provides highly curated, always-rotating selections of sneakers and streetwear framed by the store’s minimalist infrastructure. Since opening their doors in the Back Bay neighbourhood of Boston in 1996, Concepts have expanded to New York, Shanghai, and Dubai.

The Boston location was renovated in 2020, and the multi-storied location now features a coffee shop and space dedicated to exhibits and activations. Alongside their in-house label, Concepts have it all, with accounts like Nike SB, adidas, New Balance, and Salomon.

New Balance Global Flagship

A sneaker shopping trip to Boston would not be complete without stopping at New Balance. Boston gets blessed by New Balance with a Global Flagship store as well as a Factory Outlet nearby, meaning that you can find the latest New Balance releases as well as some super-discounted steals all in one go. In Boston, you’ll find a seemingly-endless supply of New Balance sneakers to fit all your needs.

Is your wanderlust kicking in yet? Be sure to check out our sneaker itineraries for , and . In the meantime, be sure to check out our comprehensive  to plot your next kickspedition.

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