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Shopping in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi – Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi

Shopping in Shinsaibashi

When taking a trip to Osaka, nothing comes more highly recommended than an afternoon spent shopping in Shinsaibashi, snacking along Dotonbori, and taking pictures imitating the giant neon Glico man billboard. Osaka is already a great spot for enjoying urban Japan and absolutely shopping till you drop, and within the city, Shinsaibashi is a busy, stylish hub where many major brands have built flagships and massive multi-floor complexes. When you’re in the market for high-tech workout wear, sportswear, or running shoes, and just generally shopping for athleisure wear, Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi is the obvious destination!

Under Armour in Shinsaibashi

Quoted from Under Armor homepage

https://shop.underarmour.co.jp/uabh-shinsaibashi.php

If you love to work out, love to run or lift, love to be on the court or on the field, or just love to lounge around in some comfy duds while staying stylish, you’ll no doubt be adding a few Under Armour items to your shopping list while you visit Japan. So after we recently wrote about the brand new Under Armour Brand House Shinjuku in Tokyo, we knew we had to see another of Under Armour’s major Brand Houses, Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi (the only one in western Japan)!

The three-story building is absolutely packed with sportswear for sports of all kinds, running clothes and shoes, limited-edition goods, and all kinds of products great for workout-lovers and athleisure wearers, including some of Under Armour’s tie-up merchandise. To put it simply: heaven for Under Armour fans!

Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi
Kokumin Shinsaibashi Bldg, 3-5-15 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Official Page (jp)

Sportswear of All Kinds Basketball

Whatever sport you play, you’ll have no trouble finding what you need in Shinsaibashi – this Under Armour Brand House has separate sections for different sports! Here we’ve found ourselves in the basketball corner.

If your love of basketball goes beyond shooting some hoops, you’ll know who this guy is. Six-time NBA All-Star and three-pointer pro Stephen Curry is a spokesperson for Under Armour’s basketball lines, drawing some real attention to the brand’s on- and off-court gear.

For fans of the athlete himself, Stephen Curry’s sleek SC goods, like this simple hoodie, are a fun souvenir (or a memento from your time in Shinsaibashi)!

And the t-shirts make for excellent practice wear.

Of course, Under Armour is no novice when it comes to the great strides made in basketball shoe technology in recent years. These stylish kicks look just as good on the sidewalks of Osaka as they do on the court.

Baseball

America’s pastime has made it big in Japan, which means you’ll find some great baseball wear in Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi! In fact, high school baseball is so popular in Japan, the national high school playoffs are broadcast on Japanese TV every summer, which gives the players a good chance to show off their most fashionable and functional warm-up wear. The trend these days? Stylish Under Armour top and bottom sets.

Under Armour also has some pretty cool team merchandise for the Yomiuri Giants, a pro team based out of Tokyo. Grab a shirt in Osaka and wear it when you get to Tokyo for extra cool points.

Golf

Golf tends to have a strict dress code, but Under Armour offers a wide range of styles that work within it. If you’ve ever seen American golfer Jordan Spieth looking stylish out on the green, that’s thanks to his sponsor, Under Armour, providing some great options.

Of course, it’s not just a matter of fashion, you can see the soles of those shoes are made to keep you steady on the grass, so you can concentrate on your game.

Keep the glare away with these simple Under Armour caps.

Under Armour’s comfortable long-sleeve polos are a must-have, as they’ll wick away sweat under the hot sun.

Gear for Runners Sneakers

Aside from the basketball and golf shoes we’ve already gone over, Under Armour divides its sports shoes into three varieties: running shoes, heavy training shoes, and general sneakers.

The slightly different shape of these training-focused shoes might surprise you, but it’s actually an intentional choice that helps keep your center of gravity centered on the soles of your feet, giving you better results.

These running shoes, on the other hand, are made with special, highly-elastic materials that easily conform to the unique shape of your feet, narrow or wide. This particular model was designed with marathon-runners in mind, meaning they’ll go all the way with you. (Ready to set a new personal best?)

Wearing shoes that don’t fit your foot shape can result in painful blisters, or even deform your toes! Don’t risk it!

You can see the way the Under Armour running shoes fit perfectly on the foot, like a sleek, supportive sock. This pair even skips the laces, meaning there’s no undue pressure on the top of your foot. Highly recommended for long days sightseeing in Japan, or trips to the theme park when you’ll be on your feet all day.

The men’s sizes also come in some unique color combinations.

Running Wear

Taking care of your feet with great running shoes might be a vitally important part of running regularly, but some good running clothes can make a big difference in your experience. Wear the right outfit and you’ll immediately feel a little lighter on your feet, helping you beat your own records in no time.

Ever worn a hat made just for running? Regulate the heat on your scalp, and keep the sun out of your eyes as a bonus!

Lots of the new technology and ideas that go into Under Armour’s products are about improving athlete performance, but sometimes they implement ideas that just make life a little easier! Don’t worry about your phone flying out of your pocket or dropping out of your hand during a run – just slip it into this little sleeve in the front of these running shorts.

And if you’re the kind of person who goes from hot to cold to hot again in no time, they’ve got the jacket for you.

This little jacket is an extra layer that folds down so small (and light) it’s like you’re carrying nothing at all, but you can pull it out in a matter of seconds when you start to feel a chill.

Strap it to your arm before leaving the house, and you’ll be ready to run in any weather!

Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi
Kokumin Shinsaibashi Bldg, 3-5-15 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Official Page (jp)