Check Out The History of the Sneaker Exhibit At Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum

on July 22, 2013


The Bata Shoe Museum is currently featuring an exhibit on the History of the Sneaker. First developed in the late 1800s for casual and athletic wear, and originally called plimsoles, these shoes soon given the nickname ” sneakers” since the quiet rubber soles allowed for people to sneak up on each other. Early examples of sneakers were on display as well as information on the evolution of the sneaker design and its cultural and social impacts over time.

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