Winter in New York may not be the most ideal time to rock our favorite sneakers, but sneaker fanatics can (and should) show off their coveted kicks all summer long. In addition to planning for the endless street style photo ops, sneakerheads should also set aside some time to be inspired by a footwear display.
Thanks to the Bata Shoe Museum of Toronto and the American Federation of Arts, a new sneaker exhibit is headed to the Brooklyn Museum once the warm weather hits. “The Rise of Sneaker Culture”—which runs from July 10 to Oct. 4—will feature about 150 pairs of sneakers from Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, Reebok and Prada as well as private collections from the likes of Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Bobbito Garcia and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder. Visitors can also look at film footage, interactive media, photos and design drawings.
The exhibit aims to hold a magnifying glass over the urban status symbols and their social history. Sounds like a must-see already.
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