Jan 16 | Ben Ewy, Streets is Watching: Shoes as Status Symbols from the Ancient World to Today

AIGA Toledo is proud to present an exciting upcoming event in partnership with the Toledo Museum of Art. In alignment with the TMA exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture, Dec. 3rd – Feb. 28th, Ben Ewy is presenting an insightful lecture on 2,500 years of fashion and footwear.

Sneaker culture is massive. A  multibillion dollar industry, sneaker culture and footwear in general overlaps fashion, design and business. The impact of sneaker and footwear design is so far reaching that it arguably it touches all corners, and soles, of human culture. Ewy is a true sneakerhead having spent years engaged with the footwear game and takes us on a fascinating journey from humble beginnings to the summits of fame and fashion design.

From our partners at the TMA:

“The height of shoes was one way to distinguish gods from mortals in ancient Greek tragedies, and shoes today continue to convey messages about status. Sneaker collector and designer Ben Ewy is director of the Hamilton Way for Carhartt where he focuses on innovation, research and development for this global brand. Ewy has taught courses on sneaker culture and brings to this program his insights on 2,500 years of fashion and footwear and treats us to an insightful lecture.”

Join us for this excellent inside look at the history of a massive and fascinating design culture.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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When & Where
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Toledo Museum of Art, Little Theater
2445 Monroe St
Toledo, Ohio 43620