Stores in Hong Kong where you can get everything your young sports star needs.
With kids and adults alike spending much of their days inside and online, no doubt we’ve all been trying to spend that little bit of extra time outside. Plus, with some restrictions easing and gyms, fields and sports clubs opening back up (with appropriate social distancing in place), we’re thinking more about the must-buy sporting goods and gear for our kids’ activities.
The weather is warming up nicely and the sunny days seem to keep on coming, so perhaps you’re also thinking about the next family hiking, camping or glamping trip. Our outdoor Hong Kong life means we’re always on the hunt for sturdy athletic gear for our children, and we know how tricky it can be to find just the right stuff for each activity. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork and have scoured the streets, sorting you out with the best places for equipment, clothing, shoes and more. Here’s our list of the best sporting goods stores for kids depending on what you might need.
Sporting Goods: Multi-Sports Equipment Stores
Perhaps one of the more frequently visited stores over the last twelve months! The French megastore stocks equipment for more than 70 types of indoor and outdoor activities, and talk about deals! For just $19, you can grab a backpack, tents for under $200 and kids’ shoes for under $100. While you’re at it, women’s swimwear starts at just $49!
Head here for: Almost any type of sports gear and sportswear you need, from snowboards to skis, ski boots, helmets, bikes, scooters, skates, hats, goggles, socks, thermal wear, jackets, skateboards, backpacks, tents, swimwear, balls, apparel, yoga wear, yoga gear, muscle massaging tools and more. Be sure to check online for availability to know which outlet your preferred items are available at or opt for home delivery (usually very prompt all over the city).
With 54 stores scattered all over Hong Kong in almost every mall, Marathon Sports has a bit of everything – perfect for anyone who is merely dabbling in athletics or current gym bunnies. Marathon Sports offers gear for activities such as hiking, running, swimming, and football, as well as stocking a selection of popular footwear and apparel brands from the likes of Nike to Adidas to Puma. Marathon Sports is also well-stocked when it comes to wearables, accessories and all things to do with sports tech.
Head here for: Running gear, bags, backpacks, apparel, shoes, jackets, tech, clothing and shoes.
Looking for the perfect shoes? If you’re going hiking, climbing, running, or playing tennis but have no idea what sort of shoes you should wear to optimally protect your feet, Escapade Sports has expert staff who will give you a full gait analysis to help you find your perfect pair. Escapade Sports stocks known brands such as Asics and Garmin and other products fit for professional athletes and serious sports lovers. It also stocks a huge variety of sports bras in various sizes and is one of the few places in Hong Kong with shock-absorbing bras. For kids, they’ve got apparel, shoes and aquatic toys, as well as hockey and tennis equipment. They also specialise in nutritional and hydration products, so you can stock up on healthy supplements and snacks for your next family hike.
Head here for: Swimsuits, goggles, caps, running shoes, trail running shoes, tennis racquets and equipment, tennis shoes, tennis bags, grips, field hockey shoes and equipment, headbands, tech gear (Fitbits, GoPros, cameras, GPS, watches), nutrition bars and powders, picnic blankets, athleisure apparel and shoes, yoga gear, yoga mats, blocks, straps, towels, rugby gear, ruby shoes, rugby protection, hockey sticks, hockey gear, balls for netball, volleyball and more, skincare (anti-blister and anti-chafe).
Other multi-sports stores include:
Sporting Goods: Specialised Sports Equipment Stores
Where To Buy Bicycles In Hong Kong
With the nice weather and plenty of new biking routes and parks open, why not invest in some bikes for the family and start making family bike rides a regular activity? Choose from tandem bikes, bikes that are easy to transport, road or dirt bikes from any of these well-known suppliers below.
Jolly Map, Unit H, 4/F, High Win Factory Building, 47 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 2342 0780,
Bull Bike, G/F, Prince Centre, 70 Tai Po Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Where To Buy Scooters In Hong Kong
This is every child’s must-have! It helps develop several key motor skills and kids just love the freedom and thrill that a scooter gives them. Scooters are made for kids as young as 18 months, so take a look at some of these stores below.
Baby Central, www.babycentral.com.hk
Where To Buy Roller Skates In Hong Kong
Roller skating is not only heaps of fun for all ages, but it’s also an excellent full-body workout! Why not try something new and invest in skates and safety pads for you and your kids? More and more people are taking to Hong Kong’s flat and smooth running tracks to practice their skating, so check out these skate shops below to get yourself a pair.
Where To Buy Camping Equipment In Hong Kong
To ensure a smooth family camping trip, it’s essential to shop wisely. You want to make sure you’ve got everything you need for every situation, come rain or shine, so take a look at these specialist camping stores to ensure your family has a successful camping trip. Plus, don’t forget about the perfect baby carrier if you’re heading for a hike while in the great outdoors with your bub or tot.
Sporting Goods: Sports Apparel And Accessories Stores
The brand that everyone seems to be talking about! Lululemon offers a luxurious experience with its buttery Luon® fabrics and will last you long into the future. For your tween and teen daughters, pick up some sturdy sports bras. Lululemon has become a wardrobe staple for many girls and women in Hong Kong and around the globe.
This family founded company offers a fun, unique and stylish range of swim and activewear for individuals who look for style and functionality for their workouts. They blend together inspirations from around the world through their travels to design collections with bold colours, unique styles, prints and trims. And as a bonus, Gourami is known to craft each piece of apparel to embrace and enhance a woman’s figure.
The hottest up and coming sneaker brand right now! By choosing Lane-Eight, you’re not only investing in better shoes for yourself, but also for the planet. They use vegan and recycled materials to make their shoes, which makes them not only lighter than regular shoes but also more durable. Their shoes harm no animals, and every pair of Lane Eights equals 11 bottles worth of recycled single-use plastic.
Here’s where you’ll find one of the biggest collections of all sportswear (we’re talking shoes, bags, clothing, sports gear and more) in Hong Kong! Sneakers Street in Mong Kok is the go-to for all big-name brands, such as Skechers, Nike, Adidas and Keds. Fa Yuen Street is also popular for bargain shopping.
Sneakers Street, Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Editor’s note: This post was originally published by Conny Cai in August 2018 and updated by Cecily Radford in March 2021.