Philippines’ first Foot Locker sneaker store opens in Manila

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Photo from: Nikkei Asia

By Nikkei Asia

Foot Locker opened its first Philippine location here Friday, as the U.S. sneaker store chain makes a play for fans of name-brand shoes and sportswear.

The store in Manila’s Glorietta shopping mall is complete with the chain’s signature striped employee uniforms that look like referees’ shirts.

Popular brands such as Nike and Adidas line the shelves in a space designed to appeal to basketball fans with features like free-throw games. Even after the store’s grand opening, customers continued to line up outside.

Foot Locker entered the Philippine market under a partnership with Indonesian retailer MAP Aktif Adiperkasa.

The Manila store opening represents a strategic step in expanding and upgrading MAP’s network, said CEO Nicholas Jones.

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