Visit the Vintage Nike Sneaker Museum at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo
The Hankyu Men’s Tokyo department store in Ginza, Japan is hosting the second phase of the ‘Sneaker Museum’ pop-up on their newly opened GINZA SNEAKER HILLS floor on the eighth level. This exhibition showcases some very rare Nike shoes from the 1970s and 80s – proper vintage stuff.
The second phase of this pop-up sees the first reissues of classic Nike runners like the Cortez and Pre Montreal, plus Special Make Up (SMU) editions made for athletes and specific events. These shoes have been compiled by the foremost vintage collectors in Japan, who are in an entirely different league to the average sneakerhead. This is an uncommon gathering of some of the earliest shoes in the Swoosh’s history outside of their own archive. Displayed throughout the museum are RFID patches that load information about the shoes they’re located near when a smartphone is held up to them.
The ‘Sneaker Museum’ second phase will open from April 8 to 28 at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo on the eighth floor, which is also known as GINZA SNEAKER HILLS. Also located on this floor is a ‘Sneaker Hospital’ where shoes can be cleaned, plus a ‘Sneaker Market’ and ‘Sneaker School’ for trading and customisation, respectively.