Disturbingly appropriate timing on my part - The Bata Shoe Museum exhibit: Out of the Box - The Rise of Sneaker Culture, began April 25th 2013 and lasts until lMarch 30th 2014 - so what if it's in Toronto. This coincidently, is what I wrote for Hello Vancity on April 25th - the day the exhibit opened.
And like the Scarlet pimpernel, (the weed, not the play) sneakers are popping up everywhere and with varieties ranging from persistent to invasive. Whether functional or frivolous, sneakers are highly adaptable and there's indeed something for everyone. continue reading . . . . .