OUT OF THE BOX: THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE

I guess it is safe to say i was part of history when i attended the very first exhibition in North America to look into the sneaker culture. It was held at the the Bata Shoe Museum on 327 Bloor Street West, downtown Toronto. It started showing from early Spring -April to June, but i was there in May which explains my choice of outfit. I love history but i love style some more. For me it was important to see this exhibition because it is nice to see how much culture has really influenced today's style. Most especially a certain type of shoe -Sneakers.
It sure felt like sneaker shoe heaven walking in between a beautiful display of sneakers aging longer than some of our grand parents, such as the iconic Converse sneakers that debuted in 1917 (See below).....

......to the futuristic looking pairs that may just seem rather too much for my personal taste. Likes of the Jeremy Scott for Adidas 2013 (See below). Regardless of what i think, these are classics and have made the sneaker industry a billion dollar industry today.

 
While some of these shoes were borrowed from likes of Run DMC and Shatell Martin for the show, some were donated to Bata Shoe Museum for keeps.
It was nice to be there and just see these shoes myself, watch famous artist such as Jay Z talk about the rise in sneaker culture right there as it played on a screen.  This is me over sharing. Pardon my the photo overload.

Nooooo, this is not the entrance to the Museum or anywhere around it. Just decided to re-shoot the outfit for this post somewhere around a school building.
All the sneaker photos were taken by me





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OUT OF THE BOX: THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE OUT OF THE BOX: THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE Reviewed by TheFashionStirFry - Makeup Review & Outfit Ideas on 6/28/2014 Rating: 5

21 comments:

NERLINE GERMAIN said...

I love your shoes hun! They have some seriously unique sneakers in there too. Kisses!

Ivana Džidić said...

thank you for sharing this images and enabling the rest of us a glance on this fascinating exhibition..sneakers have certainly changed many things...I mean most modern sport would be different without them and they're just such a part of our everyday life (even making their way to Chanel show this year).


You look fantastic...I do love this outfit so much! great skirt and top ( I love stripes) and the silver pumps are just divine!

francesca r said...

What a great exhibition, i am not a huge fan of sneakers but I like some of them! Nice outfit, i really like your skirt!

Paola said...

I love sneakers and this is a cool exhibition!!!!
I love your outfit and your heels... of course!!!!
Happy sunday!!!!
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Jackie Harrison said...

I love converse and you doll look beautiful.
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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

You look fabulous and I like the Jeremy Scott!

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Nerline :). Very unique indeed.

Busola Coutts said...

Absolutely! Thank you so much :)

Busola Coutts said...

So true Ivana. So true :). Thanks a lot dear.

Busola Coutts said...

I love sneakers too. Thank you so much Paola :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thanks Jackie. Converse sneakers are iconic shoes and so hard not to love.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Naomi :)

Priscilla Eliodoro said...

You look great! Amazing pictures, thanks for sharing! Xoxo

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Kim A. said...

Super cute outfit Busola! I love your striped top and leather skirt. Looks so good together! Love the backdrop :D

Claudia P. said...

Wow I want to visit now. :) Awesome photos Busola!
I can tell you are enjoying Toronto. Hope you and your family are doing great and adapting well to the change. :)
take care
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Janice Christensen-Dean said...

Who knew that there was a sneaker Museum? Thanks for sharing!

dor said...

Wow ... who knew. Those are some fine shoes over there. I love them all. Thanks for sharing. :)
DOREEN LAMOUREUX

Lauren said...

Again... LOVE THE SHOES!

Terri Shaw said...

WOW! A sneaker museum! Thank you for sharing,

TrishFr said...

I didn't realize that sneakers have been around for so long. 1900 sneakers! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Wow. I want to go to here. I love sneaks and them on display with history!!!!!????!!! Fun.

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