Coming soon Exhibition

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

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.

What to expect

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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Ticketing information

Tickets £10 (on sale 20 November 2019)

Concession and family tickets available

Free to members

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Discover upcoming exhibitions including ground-breaking trainer designs in Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street and excellence in Italian fashion in Prada. Front and Back.