About Silhouette Sneakers & Art
Sneakerhead and entrepreneur Venita Cooper opened Silhouette Sneakers & Art in Tulsa’s Greenwood District in the fall of 2019. But Silhouette isn’t just any old retailer. Cooper (she goes by her last name) curates a thoughtful selection of Nike, Adidas, New Balance and other footwear that’s bold but balanced, catering to Tulsa’s sneakerhead subculture.
Aside from being a unique store in its own right, Silhouette’s presence on Archer Ave. is rife with historical significance. Near its entrance you’ll find a plaque marking where Grier-Shoemaker once sold shoes to the residents of Greenwood until it was razed during the infamous and destructive 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
“The opportunity for me to start a company in Greenwood as a black business owner and to do it with something I love, with an inherently community-based company—that made it feel like the right time and the right endeavor,” Cooper told Root when she opened her shop.
She’s not doing it alone. Local street wear brand Hysteria sells clothing on free standing racks alongside other local brands. The art on the walls (which is for sale) switches out frequently, enabling a rotating cast of local artists to display their work.
That spirit of collaboration that Silhouette brings to downtown Tulsa truly makes it a one-of-a-kind spot.
Silhouette Sneakers & Art
10 N. Greenwood Ave. Ste D Tulsa, OK 74120