Out Of The Box - The Rise of Sneaker Culture (Photo- Ryan Emberley)1

On Wednesday, April 24th (2013) over 400 guests celebrated the opening of ‘Out of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture’ at the Bata Shoe Museum.

The event, which featured beatboxing and b-boying, was emceed by CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia.  The exhibition was designed by Karim Rashid.

‘Out of the Box’ is now open to the public and includes over 120 sneakers representing the past 150 years. This includes rare sneakers from the archives of adidas, Nike, Reebok, PUMA, and Converse, along with loans from rap legends Run DMC, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love and Dee Wells from OSD is featured. The exhibition also includes the latest from high-end fashion designers, including Christian Louboutin, Pierre Hardy, Lanvin and Prada.

Also in attendance:  Dee Wells, Glen Baxter, Jeanne Beker, Sonja Bata, and Bernadette Morra.

Photography by Ryan Emberley