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Karim Rashid's 'Out of the Box' Shines Light on Kicks

By: Paul Maccarone - Published: • References: facebook & thestar
The 'Out of the Box: Rise of Sneaker Culture' exhibit by industrial and interior designer Karim Rashid displays proudly at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. The exhibit showcases not only some of the history behind sneaker culture, but also some of the most influential shoes to be designed.

Sneakerheads are known to not only wait in long lines, but also to camp out to all hours of the night to get their kicks hot off the press. Being true to the culture, Karim Rashid developed an area that presents the intense passion people have for the increasingly popular way of life. With vibrant colors decorating both the shoes and the walls, it accurately represents sneaker culture. With designers pumping out -- and sometimes up -- new sneakers, this lifestyle will surely continue to grow. Stats for Sneaker-Inspired Exhibitions Trending: Older & Popular
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