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Out of the Box


Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture showcases breakthrough sneaker’s from the mid-nineteenth century for sports performance to present-day cultural icon.

Drawn from Adidas, Nike, Reebok, PUMA, and Converse archives as well as interviews and essays by design innovators, sneaker collectors, and cultural historians, and highlighting the technical innovations, fashion trends, social history, and marketing campaigns that shaped the form over the past two centuries, Out of the Box includes iconic sneakers ranging from an 1860 spiked running shoe, the replica track shoes worn by Olympian Jesse Owens from Converse in 1936, the Air Jordan series, the original Air Force 1 and early Adidas Superstars, to contemporary examples designed by figures as Damien Hirst, Christian Louboutin, and Kanye West, making this the definitive illustrated history of sneaker culture.

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