Sneaker lovers, reunite! There’s a new Foot Locker store #onRobson and it’s the first of its kind in Canada. The Community Power Store occupies a 15,000 sq. ft. space and opens its doors today.
The three-story retail experience will carry an assortment of Nike, Jordan and Adidas product in men’s, women’s and kids, and includes a second-floor activation space for events with key brand partners and influencers for the local community (pending COVID-19 restrictions). The interior of the store also features custom-designed artwork by two local artists, Tierney Milne and KC Hall, both of whom have also worked on other Robson Street projects.
Foot Locker’s exclusive COLLABORAID product – a giveback initiative that brings together more than a dozen notable creatives with a shared mission of aiding in the recovery from COVID-19 through sneaker culture – will also be available in the Vancouver store, as well as a highly anticipated IVY PARK drop on day one.
In support of Vancouver and the surrounding communities, Foot Locker has committed to hiring local residents who are naturally connected to sneaker and youth culture, as well as have diverse backgrounds and can speak multiple languages such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Punjabi and Vietnamese.
“We are so excited to bring our Power Store model to Canada over the next two months,” says Richard McLeod, Vice President of Marketing for Foot Locker, North America. “Although the shopping experience is different from current guidelines, we look forward to bringing locally-curated experiences to the Vancouver and Toronto sneaker communities.” The company has plans to open a second community-based power store in Toronto, Ontario in early December. The Vancouver and Toronto locations follow successful openings of Foot Locker Power Stores in Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, London, Compton, Liverpool and Hong Kong.
Foot Locker’s Vancouver community-based Power Store is located at 1067 Robson Street and is open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The store will follow strict social distancing guidelines to ensure customers feel safe while shopping their favourite brands during these unprecedented times.