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Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker CultureElizabeth Semmelhack


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‘Out of the Box’ spans sneaker culture in full, from the mid-nineteenth century to sports performance breakthroughs, to present-day cultural icons. A product of the collection of the Bata Shoe Museum and significant private collectors, museums, and archives, this publication includes sneakers ranging from an 1860 spiked running shoe, a pair of 1936 track shoes, Air Jordans I–XX3, the original Nike Air Force 1, and early adidas Superstars, to contemporary sneakers by prominent figures including Damien Hirst, Jeremy Scott, Jeff Staple, and Kanye West.