Sneakers are one of the most popular footwear in the world and Nigeria is not left out in this fashion trend. People love wearing sneakers because they are stylish, comfortable and can be worn with many different types of clothing.
Initially, sneakers were designed for sports such as tennis, running, basketball and others but they are now worn casually to work, events, gyms, jogging and other places.
Companies such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and others sell billions of dollars worth of sneakers every year, that’s how big the market for sneakers is and this is because almost everybody owns at least one pair of sneakers these days. Even though most of the companies that make sneakers are based in America and Europe, most of the manufacturing is done in Asia mainly in China.
The popularity of sneakers has also given rise to the massive piracy of big brands which has caused an influx of millions of fake sneakers in the market hence one has to be careful in order to avoid buying a fake pair of sneakers. Apart from the big sneaker brands, there are many other smaller sneakers manufacturing companies that offer low priced sneakers with good quality as well as unbranded sneakers.
Sneakers are typically made from synthetic materials and soles are made of rubber. Different types of sneakers include: High-tops, Low-tops, Oxfords Mid-cut, Sneaker boots and Slip-ons.
Sneakers that are popular in Nigeria include Nike, Adidas, and Puma. They can be bought online as well as in retail stores nationwide and prices range from 40,000 naira to 100,000 Naira for original sneakers. There are many fakes in the market that sell for prices between 5,000 Naira and 15,000 Naira as well as unbranded sneakers that go for similar prices depending on their quality. Other popular sneaker brands that are sold in Nigeria include Converse, Skechers, Fila, and Reebok.
Here are some of the latest sneakers from top brands that are available for sale in Nigeria:
These are some of the latest Nike sneakers for men and women in Nigeria and their prices.
Nike Free Metcon 2 Men’s Sneakers
This sneakers from Nike features a super tough breathable mesh with a Huarache inspired strap upper. It uses the Nike Free technology that gives speed and is quite comfortable as it has a softer foam core and wide internal webbing.
Price: 90,000 Naira – 95,000 Naira
Nike Waffle Trainer 2
This classic running sneaker has a stylish design that can easily be worn with most casual outfits. Its sporty design features a soft suede upper and a rubber waffle outsole. It is made with luxe leather and has that retro swoosh branding. It is very comfortable to wear and is quite durable.
Price: 80,000 Naira to 85,000 Naira
Nike Wear All Day
This pair of sneakers is one of the most comfortable shoes from Nike and just like it’s name says, you can wear it all day without feeling discomfort.
Price: 60,000 Naira to 65,000 Naira
Nike Air Max
The Air Max is one of the most popular sneaker lines from Nike. It is known for its comfort, style and durability. Its low top design and padded collar give it a sleek look and it is available in a variety of colours depending on your taste. Apart from the traditional Air Max, you also have the newer Air Max Zephyr, Air Max SC, Air Max IVO and others.
Price: 135,000 Naira to 140,000 Naira
Other sneakers from Nike include:
Nike Revolution 6: 42,000 Naira to 45,000 Naira
Nike Court Vision: 50,000 Naira to 55,000 Naira
Nike Tanjun: 60,000 Naira to 65,000 Naira
Nike Venture Runner: 60,000 Naira to 65,000 Naira
Nike Air Zoom: 135,000 Naira to 140,000 Naira
After Nike sneakers, Adidas are the next most popular sneakers among Nigerians, here are the latest Adidas sneakers available in Nigeria for guys and ladies and their prices.
Adidas Grand Court
This popular pair of sneakers from Nike is known for its durability, comfort and stylish looks. It can be worn on a wide variety of both formal and casual outfits, it also comes in unisex designs so it is perfect for both guys and ladies. It is typically sold as white sneakers but it also comes in other colours.
Price: 45,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira
Adidas vs Pace Trainers
Featuring a low top and nubuck-like upper, this shoe is a top Adidas sneakers you can get in Nigeria. It sports the 3-stripes on the outer side in contrast and more subtle 3 stripes on the inner side.
Price: 39,000 Naira – 42,000 Naira
Adidas Ultra Boost 21
Adidas Ultraboost 21 is famed for its ability to mix comfort and style. It is responsive and has cushioning effects that make it one of the best shoes in its class.
Price: 95,000 Naira to 100,000 Naira
The Adidas Superstar sneaker was initially meant to be a basketball shoe but became quite popular in hiphop and has now become very popular among Adidas lovers. It offers style, comfort and protection to the wearer and this makes it one of the best there is.
Price: 45,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira
Other Adidas sneakers you can buy in Nigeria are:
Adidas Gazelle: 85,000 Naira to 90,000 Naira
Adidas Advantage: 40,000 Naira to 45,000 Naira
Adidas Asweerun: 45,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira
Other sneakers available for sale in Nigeria include Balenciaga, Puma, Jordan, Skechers and more.
Not everyone likes to spend a lot of money on sneakers and that’s fine, you can still get good quality sneakers at affordable prices between 5,000 Naira and 15,000 Naira
You can get these cheap sneakers on Jumia, Konga, Jiji and in physical shoe retail shops near you.
How Much is Sneakers in Nigeria
The prices of sneakers in Nigeria range from 5,000 Naira to 150,000 Naira depending on the brand, quality and demand.
You can get cheap non-branded sneakers for 5,000 Naira to 15,000 Naira but if you want original high quality sneakers from top global brands like Adidas, Nike, Puma and others, you will need to spend between 50,000 Naira and 150,000 Naira depending on the sneakers you want.
Where to Buy Sneakers in Nigeria
There are many places to buy sneakers in Nigeria but this also depends on the type of sneakers you are looking for.
If you want cheap sneakers priced between 5,000 Naira and 15,000 Naira, you can get those from small fashion boutiques or shoe retail stores that are in main markets or close to your location. You can also buy these types of sneakers on Jumia, Konga, Jiji and other online platforms.
However, if its original sneakers from big brands you want, you will need to visit an authorized reseller for that particular brand to be sure you are not getting a fake product. Authorized resellers for Nike, Adidas, Skechers and others are usually found in big malls in big cities like Lagos, Abuja and others.
Where to Buy Sneakers Wholesale
If you are a retailer or want to start selling sneakers, you can find sneakers for sale at wholesale prices in big fashion markets like Balogun, Idumota, Trade Fair, Oshodi and Arena markets in Lagos, Sabon Gari market in Kano, Ariaria market in Aba and Onitsha market in Anambra.
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