The Rise of Sneaker Culture
The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.
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.
Kicks as Art
The exhibition showcases an array of sneakers, selected from the Sneaker Museum Vault, including Converse, Air Jordan, Adidas, and Puma, and New Balance. As well as baby kicks, cartoon and comic sneakers and chrome textured sneakers as "flying" devices.
“Art can be made and inspired by what we wear, what we sit on, what we play with, what we eat! There is no limit to what inspires creativity!”
Curator: Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder / Creative Director: Olivia Ives-Flores / Collections : Sneaker Museum