We are so excited to have on display now a series of photographs by Italian photographer Matteo Borgi which examine modern Italian society from the knees down. On view until September 2nd, 2013.
Out of The Box: Rise of the Sneaker Culture
Sneaker Heads went crazy on April 25th at the Bata Shoe Museum’s launch of the ‘Out of the Box’ showcase. Shoes from various brands- Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebox and more flourished in the top level of the musuem. Some pairs were donated and others archives pulled out by the museum.
The night was also a tribute to legendary DJ and current film maker for the Movie Doin it in the Park, a Film project that captures the beauty of street basketball and all it’s attributes, right down to the kicks. Alongside a book that has more shoes that were displayed that night and the famous athletes that wore them. Fans were eager to meet Garcia and get their books signed.
The night had a lot on display, but it was the audience that made an impact. Sneaker fans came through with various one of a kind exclusive footwear like the Air Yeezys, Foamposites, Adidas Originals, and of course Jordan brands.
Take a look at the video below for more coverage of the event and see more photos here
He was such a great help putting this exhibit together. And an amazing DJ for our opening party!
Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture | If Bobbito Garcia had a shoe museum it would look like this
I do have a bit of a love for shoes. To be honest my shoe collection would even make Carrie…
6 weeks till The Great Gatsby is in theaters.
(1920s shoes at the BATA Shoe Museum to set the mood.)
We’re sadly counting down the days until April 7th when we have to say goodbye to our exhibition Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection. Between now and then we will be looking back at some of the highlights of the exhibition, ending with a week of the staff’s favourite artifacts!
A great look at the Shoe Design Project 2, held at the Bata Shoe Museum on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 by our community partner for our upcoming sneaker exhibition, Toronto Loves Kicks.
The amazing dancers from UNITY Charity kicked off this year’s March Break with dance lessons and a performance!
One of our curious correspondents asked recently for some information about footwear made from non-traditional materials and it prompted me to go take a look in our storage rooms for some really intriguing examples – and since our collection has over 13,000 pairs of shoes, it was not tough at all to find these very interesting pieces!
The latest and final rotation of artifacts are now on display in our exhibition “Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection”. I think these are one of our favourites…
And how fitting to celebrate Christian Dior’s birthday today - January 21st, 1905.