The rise in the sneaker community has been massive, espeically over the last few years so with the announcement of the Design Museum holding a special exhibit covering everything sneaker related, we knew this was a big moment for sneakers, and for the UK sneaker community.
Though exhibitions dedicated to sneakers isn’t anything new, ‘Sneakers Unboxed’ takes things to a whole new level and dissects the history of sneakers. Whilst flowing through room to room, you’re taken on a journey that sheds light on some of the earliest examples of some of the sneakers we still wear on our feet today, to some of the most technologically advanced pairs.
Kick starting the exhibition, we take a trip down memory lane with the more cultural focussed section of the exhibit, ‘Style’. Taking it back to the streets, we look at Adidas and Puma and their iconic Superstar and Clydes silhouettes and their impact on the Hip-Hop scene along with the B-boys and B-girls breakdance movement of the 80’s.
At the moment, one of the most sought after silhouettes has to be the Air Jordan 1. The last couple of years have seen a host of retros, new colour ways and collaborations that have seen the sneaker community crave each new iteration so fans won’t be disappointed with the assortment on offer. A prototype (1984) sits alongside a pair from 1985 which sits next to an equally impressive player sample.
Basically, ‘Sneakers Unboxed’ covers every surface of the sneaker world. As you continue through, you’ll learn more about the impact sneakers had within the world of music and the grime scene, sneakers and when they started to become seen as collectables and of course, technology and the impact this has had on the world of sport and lifestyle.
Take a closer look at the exhibition below and make sure to check out our IG for a special competition in partnership with the Design Museum. If you want to learn more about the exhibition or to book your tickets, Click here.