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A Huge Sneaker Exhibition Is Coming To Australia Next Month

16 October 2023 | 11:58 am | Jessie Lynch

The event is set to open its doors on Saturday, November 25th, and will run through an incredible journey of the sneaker world.

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street (HOTA)

HOTA Gallery is set to become the hottest destination for sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts alike this summer as they present Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street.

The exciting exhibition charts the incredible design and cultural journey of sneakers, offering visitors a chance to discover the impact of this iconic footwear on the world of fashion and subcultures.

The event is set to open its doors on Saturday, November 25th, and will run through an incredible journey of the sneaker world, exploring everything from the roots of athletic performance to the high-fashion realm.

Among the highlights of the exhibition is the exploration of how sneakers like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the Puma Disc, and Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% have transcended their athletic origins to become cultural icons.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the unique design and cultural significance of sneakers such as the Reebok InstaPump Fury, the Vans Half Cab, and the Asics Gel Lyte III.

But Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street is not just about history; it also provides a glimpse into the future of sneaker design.

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Visitors can explore the cutting-edge innovation of a brand that uses blockchain certification for their shoes, and for those intrigued by the intersection of technology and fashion, there's the chance to experience the world's first biologically active shoes developed by the MIT Design Lab and Biorealize for Puma.

The exhibition doesn't stop at design and innovation, as it delves into the booming resale market of sneakers, which is currently valued at an astonishing $10 billion.

Sneaker enthusiasts and fashion aficionados can explore how brands like Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, and Y-3 have elevated sneakers to high-fashion status and discover the runway looks from A-COLD-WALL* and CRAIG GREEN that have shaken up the sneaker game.

The exhibition also offers a look at some of the icons and collaborations that have left a major mark on the sneaker scene over the years. From the legendary Michael Jordan to the iconic Run-DMC, the exhibition showcases their impact on sneaker culture.

The exhibition will be held in Gallery 1 and is open to all ages, making it a perfect outing for families, fashion fiends, and sneakerheads. The exhibition will run from November 25th and offers multiple daily sessions from 10 am to 3 pm.

Don't miss the chance to step into the world of sneakers and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibition at HOTA Gallery. Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street promises to be a journey through sneaker culture like no other, providing insight into the past, present, and future of these iconic pieces of footwear.

Book your tickets now for a chance to explore this unique fusion of design, culture, and fashion.

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

  • Opening Date: Saturday, November 25th

  • Location: HOTA Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD.

  • Duration: Daily sessions from 10 am to 3 pm

  • Age Group: Suitable for all ages


  • Adult: $23

  • Concession: $19

  • Any Day, Any Time: $26

  • HOTA Members: $17

  • Youth (5-10 years): $10

  • Family (two kids + two adults): $49

  • Season Pass: $44