The powerful influence of a humble shoe has permeated pop culture since Run DMC first rapped about them in the 80's, when you were nobody unless you were rocking a pair of Air Jordans.
Today, everyone from frenzied sneakerheads vying for Yeezy's Boosts to fashion girls clad in Stan Smiths contribute to a living, breathing mainstream sneaker culture, one the High Museum of Art details in The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a two month exhibition taking place this summer in Atlanta.
Iconic sneakers from all the major players will be on display, including exclusives from the private collections of famed sneakerheads, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and featured collaborations from everyone from Kanye himself to major fashion houses such as Christian Louboutin and Prada. Sketches, footage and film will accompany the display, weaving a storyline of the pervasive movement's ever-expanding cultural footprint.
WHO/WHERE: The High Museum of Art Atlanta
WHEN: Launch party is Friday, June 10, 2016 from 7:00PM - 10:00PM, exhibit runs from June 11, 2016 - August 14, 2016.
TICKETS: Free for members, 10$ for non-members
This post is sponsored by the High Museum of Art; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are The Love List's own.