Exhibition: Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

This exhibition runs from Tue, 18th May 2021 to Sun, 24th Oct 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Tue,
18th May 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
19th May 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
20th May 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
21st May 2021  
(10am - 9pm)
Sat,
22nd May 2021  
(10am - 9pm)
Sun,
23rd May 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
24th May 2021  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Tue, 18th May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £12


Know your Air Jordans from your Air Force 1s?

From trainers originally designed for specific athletic activities like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the Puma Disc, and Nike Alpha fly Next%, discover how sneakers such as the Reebok Instapump Fury, the Vans Half Cab and the Asics Gel Lyte III have become cultural symbols of our times.

Take a journey through the design process behind some of the most technically inventive shoes of today with the Adidas FutureCraft.Strung shoe-making robot designed by Kram/Weisshaar, Satoshi, a brand using blockchain certification and the world’s first biologically active shoes developed by MIT Design Lab and Biorealize for Puma.

Then delve into the lucrative resale market that is currently valued at $6 billion in data visualisations from Stock X, before reliving the streetwear staple's high-fashion reinvention including sneakers by Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons and Y3 and runway looks from A-COLD-WALL* and Craig Green.

Uncover the icons and collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene over the years from Michael Jordan and Run-DMC to Kanye West, experience visuals and graphic work from Jamel Shabazz, Grace Ladoja, Simon Wheatley and Reuben Dangoor, and meet the designers working to make the industry more sustainable, Stella McCartney, Helen Kirkum and Alex Taylor.


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Location

The Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

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