If you’ve ever met me, you wouldn’t know I grew up in Scarborough. I’m the least East Side ting you’ll ever come across. Just writing that sentence made me giggle. Yet I’m also (contradictorily) Scarborough to the core. I miss the suburb so much. I miss the long walk up Midland to my nearest Tim Hortons, often catching wafts of heaven from Dad’s Cookie factory up the road. I miss biking the winding road of Birkdale and whipping down the steep hill into the park. I even miss taking the RT to the Scarborough Town Centre when I felt too lazy to walk the 30 mins it took to get there from my house.
So whenever I get invited to the town centre — usually by Kastor & Pollux — I jump at the chance to visit. This time around felt especially nostalgic since the theme was all about back-to-school with KP’s Sole Academy installation. As always, they did an incredible job capturing this vibe in a playfully creative way. #GetSchooled took on a whole new meaning with four photogenic rooms featuring 40 pairs of shoes from all thebest athleisure stores in the mall. Find your sneaker style from places such as:
You even have a chance to win one of 8 pairs of hype shoes including the Air Jordan Retro DMP Pack, Nike Flyknit Racer and Adidas Ultra Boost by following these simple classroom rules:
1. Take a photo at Sole Academy of your sneaker style
2. Follow @shopSTC & tag the shot #STCGetSchooled
You have until September 14, 2017, to check the installation out. And my girl, Anna a.k.a. @atothebed, is dropping some sneaker knowledge this Friday.
DON’T MISS OUT. FOMO is real, especially when there’s a live DJ, workshops, food sampling and free shoes to check out. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.