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Press Releases

BSM in the News


Now Toronto: This Toronto museum pass can save you up to 70% off. Here’s 7 exhibitions to check out over March break

Glamour: Volverás a llevar las zapatillas Nike que cambiaron las deportivas “de tenis” de los 90 y la moda para siempre

Stitchdown: The (Mostly) Complete History of Boots with Bata Shoe Museum Director Elizabeth Semmelhack

Designlines: This Exhibition Explores the Allure of Retro Footwear

CBC: Diversity in museums: structures must change, according to art curators

Narcity Toronto: Bata Shoe Museum Will Take You Back To The 80s With Their New Exhibit

Bata Shoe Museum celebrating 80s fashion

The Kit: Step into the ’80s: A look inside the Bata Shoe Museum’s new exhibition Dressed to Impress

Foyer Magazine: The Bata Shoe Museum time travels to the 1980s

BlogTO: Toronto museum transformed into a 1980s mall and it’s peak nostalgia

Streets of Toronto: City set to unveil long overdue people-centred plan for Avenue Road

BlogTO: Here are the places you can find Indigenous art in and around Toronto

Footwear News: Bata Shoe Museum’s Latest Exhibit Will Focus on Consumerism and the Shoes of the 1980s

Yahoo News: Bata Shoe Museum’s Latest Exhibit Will Focus on Consumerism and the Shoes of the 1980s

Footwear Research Network: Book Review: Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks

Well and Good: Crocs History

CNN: The controversial history of Barbie’s classic stiletto mule heels

National Geographic: Chopine Shoes Wealth Status Balance

Ancient Origins: Shoe Design

CNN: Why does it matter that Barbie is on her tiptoes?

Radio Prague International: Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto celebrates the diversity of footwear in the history of humankind

Sharp Magazine: 9 Canadian Art Exhibitions Worth Travelling For

Vinepair: Drinks Brands Keep Releasing Shoe Collabs and Sneakerheads Can’t Get Enough

Narcity: This New Exhibition In Toronto Is Simply Enchanting

Narcity: This Futuristic Exhibition Is Happening In Toronto & Here’s A First Look

Forbes: 5 Women Artists Who Make Fashion Forward Contemporary Art
“There are countless fashion museums across the world, from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to the Palais Galliera in Paris, the FIT Museum in New York, and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.”

Rollout: True to Size founder Jazerai Allen-Lord created a lane for women sneaker-lovers

MSN: Underrated Canadian Attractions To Visit Before the Crowds Catch On

View The Vibe: Here are all the Pride events happening in Toronto this June

BlogTO: Toronto Museum is throwing a party after dark that’s the first of its kind.

BlogTO: Everything about Toronto pride month 2023

Stacker: A brief history of the shoes and moments that defined sneaker culture

New York Times: Why Ted Lasso’s Shoe Game Is So Strong

Princeton Daily Clarion: A brief history of the shoes and moments that defined sneaker culture EXPLORE SITES FOR FREE: Doors Open Toronto returns with more than 150 sites

Toronto Guardian: 10 Things to do in Toronto on a Rainy Day

Fairchild TV: Interview with Elizabeth Semmelhack

Fashion Magazine: Zendaya is Louis Vuitton’s Newest Ambassador + Other Fashion News

To Do Canada: Cherry Blossoms to Tulips: Step into Spring with the Bata Shoe Museum’s Flowers and Footwear Exhibition

The Guardian: Walking on air: how Jordan launched nerdy Nike into the stratosphere

Wall Street Journal: More Movies About Shoes Are on the Way

Winnipeg Free Press: Toronto The Good

Radio New Zealand: Is anyone wearing high heels?

Brantford Expositor: Student art work to become part of Long Point mural

North Forty News: Denver Art Museum Celebrates Sneaker Culture and Wine at Luncheon by Design and Uncorked

Washington Post: Some Shoe-leather Reporting on the Weird Way Men’s Shoes Are Laced

StyleDemocracy: 10 Things To Do On Your Own In Toronto

The Independent: Fairbank’s boots turning heads in Toronto exhibit

The Sarnia Observer: Glamorous footwear from Petrolia’s oil boom on display in Toronto

CNN: Why these chunky, ugly running shoes are selling like crazy

Newsmax: Hoka: The Chunky, Ugly Sneaker Craze

Globe and Mail: The story of sneaker culture: From niche obsession to multi-billion dollar reselling industry

Globe and Mail: The 10 most remarkable and memorable artworks at Canadian galleries in 2022

The Kit: The Chicest Coffee Table Books to Wrap Up This Year

Forbes: Why Your Next City Break Should Be Toronto, Canada

CNN’s Downside Up: What if we lived in a world without sneakers?

CBC’s The Current: Charting the story of humanity through footwear

Globe and Mail: From shoeaholics to sneakerheads: Bata Shoe Museum asks why we own so many pairs

Toronto Guardian: Staycation in the City at The Kimpton Saint George

Smithsonian Magazine: These 18th-Century Shoes Underscore the Contradictions of the Age of Enlightenment

Highsnobiety: What Does The Future of Sneakers Look Like? The Bata Shoe Museum might know.

STIRworld: The odyssey of futuristic footwear at Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto

New York Times: Toronto Steps into Summer

Breakfast Television: This is what the future of footwear looks like

Tourism Academy: A Step Inside the Bata Shoe Museum with Director Elizabeth Semmelhack

BCC: The women kicking off their high heels at work

Sharp Magazine: Calling All Sneakerheads: The Bata Shoe Museum’s Newest Exhibition Is For You

Complex Magazine: This Toronto Exhibit Brings Sneakers to the Metaverse

Flaunt Magazine: Future Now | Opening at the Bata Shoe Museum

Surface Magazine: Forecasting the Complicated Future of Footwear

Fashion Magazine: Sci-fi Sneakers are the Future of Footwear

The Kit: A Shoe Pro Shares the Five Best Fashion-y Sneakers to Buy This Summer

Skate Canada: Bata Shoe Museum Launches New Virtual Exhibition Exploring Canadian Figure Skating

Toronto Star: All Dolled Up, at the Bata Shoe Museum, showcases tiny footwear