From Streetcar Shoe Experiences to Giant Inflatable Shoeboxes

By: Rebecca Byers - Mar 18, 2016
Given that exclusivity and first access is highly valued in the sneaker community, many brands are emerging with immersive footwear pop-ups that provide a space for excited consumer fans to experience the product on an interactive level.

Kicked off during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016, an adidas takeover of an entire floor at Toronto sneaker boutique Exclucity. The takeover served as an immersive brand experience that will last two months and serve as an unofficial retail outpost for the brand.

Part of the brand's global Nike Air Max Day campaign, a Shanghai pop-up offered consumer fans the opportunity to explore an exhibition that journeyed through the evolution of shoe's design. A stand out feature of the immersive event was certainly the enormous glass replica of a Nike shoebox that guests were able to enter and explore.