POSTPONED Exhibition

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Following official advice from Government and Public Health England, the museum is temporarily closed until further notice. The exhibition has been postponed and new dates will be announced as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit the museum's COVID-19 FAQ page.

What to expect

Know your Air Jordans from your Air Force 1s?

Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired new subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.

Cult classics, limited edition silhouettes and rare colourways are put under the spotlight. Go behind the scenes and explore the design processes for the most innovative kicks from self-lacing to 3D printed, 100% recyclable or cushioned with air bubbles.

Sneaker design has sparked a dedicated group of 'sneakerheads' all over the world, produced a reselling market worth $2 billion and revolutionised our relationship with sportswear.

Uncover style icons and brand collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene including models by Nike, Adidas, Puma, Colette and Comme des Garçons as well as new releases such as the MSCHF Studio's 'Jesus Shoes'.

Design your own

Bring your personal vision and create your own shoe design in an interactive exhibit with PENSOLE Academy.


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