Shopping Guide : Sports, Equipment, Sportswear, Sports Apparel
Video of Sport Apparel at Siam Paragon at bottom of this pageSportswear and Sport Equipment :
Sportswear both cheap and expensive is widely available throughout Bangkok. For large stores, you can visit virtually any Central Department Store or Robinson Store, and head for the SuperSports section, where you will find all kinds of apparel sportswear, tennis and golf equipment, sneakers from all major brands like Nike and Adidas.
Shopping window at Nike shop at Fenix building, close to Sukhumvit Road, soi 31. Only the logo of Nike is used outside to point to the shop.
Around Nana, next to the entry to the skytrain (on Sukhumvit on the side with the uneven numbered sois), you will find stores that sell shirts from famous soccer clubs. Whether they are original or faked, we do not know. Prices in those shops may be a little bit high, so walk around on Sukhumvit in the adjacent area, and you may find some street vendors selling the same outfits at a price of around 300-400 baht a piece. In the past we have bought these soccer shirts for some young relatives, and found them to be of good quality.
An 'official' Adidas-Puma shop is located between soi 3 and soi 5 on Sukhumvit Road. It stays open late at night.
Both Nike and Adidas-Puma have outlets at Fenix building (or tower, not sure about the exact name), located close to Sukhumvit soi 31. This is downtown from Emporium Shopping Complex, but on the other side of Sukhumvit Road. Both shops offer a good selection of sneakers and sports apparel.
At Emporium itself (and close to the skytrain station) is a large shop called Sportsmall, where you can find Nike, Adidas and Puma sportshoes and apparel.
More choice on the right side of Silom Road. Just at the exit of the BTS skytrain station is a Supersports (the same you will find at Central Department Stores) stand alone shop, and a little bit further down the road (and we think better value) a SportsWorld shop, where you can find a wide variety of sport goods and sneakers. Stand alone shops may be smaller than what you can find at department stores, but then again, they are easier to reach, since you do not have to walk several floors to get there.
As mentioned before, sport goods are abundant, both at brand name shops in shopping plazas and inside the department stores at Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza, Emporium. Be aware that Adidas offers 'Asian sizes'. This seem to matter less for trunks, but T-shorts, sport shirts tend to be very small sized. A XXL will just fit a 'medium' torso, so try things before buying. We noticed that Reebok offers international sizes, so you do not have this particular problem there, we do not know about Nike.
If you are interested in using a bicycle in Bangkok (?) you can find a small section at Supersports (Central Department Store) and a larger bike shop inside Sports World (see above). But they basically sell only mountain bikes.
A better equipped bikeshop, named ProBike, with brandname mountain bikes and race bikes can be found on Sarasin Street. Sarasin Street is located adjacent to Lumpini Park, and is within walking distance from the Rajadamri skytrain station. Unfortunately, also at this shop you will have difficulty finding a well priced (and 'simple') regular road bike. Most bikes on sale are upmarket and cost more than 15,000 baht. Beware that most accessories for bikes, have a rather steep price tag.
A really impressing bicycle outfit called Sports Bicycle is located at U-Chu Liang Building (along Rama IV road, just about in the middle between Silom and Sathorn road). I sells mainly race bikes, with the most prominent brands represented being Specialized and Colnago.
If you are looking for tennis rackets, golf equipment etc., you will probably find what you need at most Robinson and Central Department Stores (Supersports section).