‘THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE’ @ BROOKLYN MUSEUM / by Maya Alexis

JUXTAPOZ // Friday, 17 Jul 2015

Shoes, but especially sneakers, have been a favorite obsession for long while, and now there’s a show that celebrates this. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition of its kind, investigating the history and significance of the most popular type of footwear. The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon. Included are works from the archives of manufacturers such as Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, and Reebok as well as private collectors such as hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia, and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder.