Photos by Eric Black

Photos by Eric Black

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.

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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:

–          Adidas
–          House of Hoops
–          Champs
–          FlyZone by Kid’s Footlocker
–          At Eaze

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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.

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Anna Bediones a.k.a. @atothebed

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.

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