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Sneaker History Exhibits

Bata Shoe Museum 'Out of the Box' Documents the Rise of this Culture

— April 24, 2013 — Fashion
The Bata Shoe Museum 'Out of the Box' exhibit will be sneaker heaven for those who always preferred keeping their heads down rather than in the clouds. These sneakereheads will be be able to take in a range of archived designs from such shoe brand leaders as adidas, Nike, Reebok, PUMA and Converse. Even the Northampton Museums and Art Gallery partook by lending some of its wares to the highly anticipated shoe show.

Starting off with a bang this upcoming Thursday, the Bata Shoe Museum 'Out of the Box' exhibit encompasses the spirit of the like-minded sneaker hip-hop lifestyle exhibition known as Sneaker Pimps. In this case, however, it takes a more historical point-of-view by documenting the rise of the sneaker culture from the 19th century through to today.
Trend Themes
1. Sneaker Culture - Disruptive innovation opportunities may include creating sustainable and eco-friendly sneaker designs to cater to environmentally conscious consumers.
2. Archive Fashion - Opportunities for disruption may arise in utilizing archival designs to create new and unique fashion pieces.
3. Hip-hop Lifestyle Exhibitions - There is potential for disruptive innovation in creating immersive and interactive experiences for hip-hop culture enthusiasts.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can explore innovative ways to blend modern designs with archival pieces to create unique fashion trends.
2. Sustainable Fashion - The sustainable fashion industry can tap into sneaker culture by creating eco-friendly and socially responsible footwear options.
3. Exhibition and Event Management - The exhibition and event management industry can capitalize on the growing interest in hip-hop culture and create unique experiences that celebrate sneaker culture and its history.
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