FUTURE NOW: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks
The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, FUTURE NOW: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks on Thursday, May 26. Featuring futuristic footwear designs, from the auto-lacing Nike MAG to the virtual RTFKT x Staple Meta-Pigeon, FUTURE NOW explores how cutting-edge technologies, unexpected materials and new ideas are transforming footwear today. This provocative exhibition includes digitally designed and 3D printed shoes, sneakers made from mushroom leather and reclaimed ocean plastics and footwear created for the metaverse. Featured designers and brands include: Salehe Bembury, Steven Smith, RTFKT, Mr. Bailey, Zaha Hadid, Nike ISPA, Safa Şahin, Tom Sachs, EKTO VR, Saysh, Benoit Méléard, SCRY, Yeezy, and many more.