Recap: ‘The Rise of Sneaker Culture’ exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

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After a few months of build up, we were finally able to check out ‘The Rise of Sneaker Culture’ exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

After walking through a small double door you are immediately presented with two cabinets, filled with sneakers ranging from 1990 models to the present day. However, it’s when you walk into the next room that the exhibition really starts. They have around 150 pairs on show, showcasing the evolution from the early crude models to the latest Yeezy BOOST. You can find the usual suspects here; Nike, adidas, Reebok, PUMA etc. plus some high end sneakers from Prada and Christian Louboutin. I also can’t not mention the Obama Force One or incredible custom ‘Joker’ AF1 from Mache.

Also on show are Jordan Brand models 1–23, some interactive displays, film footage and photos showing the history, developments and technology behind the sneakers on show. Whilst walking around taking it all in, I was taking photographs of my personal highlights, which you can see below.

If you happen to be visiting New York soon, the exhibit is open from now until October 4th and is located at the Brooklyn Museum.

Photography: David Loring–Lee for THE DAILY STREET

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