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The History Of Sneakers In High Fashion In One Short Minute


The rise of "Normcore" has proven that comfort is king, even when it comes to fashion. Any sneaker enthusiast will tell you, that sentiment has rung true long before the days of trendy Birkenstocks and overalls.

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum titled "The Rise Of Sneaker Culture," which runs from July 10-Oct. 4, 2015, features about 150 sneakers and examines the role the shoe has played in our society. "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 museum said in a release.


In honor of the new exhibit, CNN released "A Brief History Of High Fashion Kicks" Wednesday. The awesome video provides an overview of sneakers involvement in fashion and is a pretty rad history lesson, too.

Check out the video above and for more information on the exhibit, click here.

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