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The rise of sneaker culture
By Reuters -
A visitor photographs an Air Jordan I during a preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A running shoe that Adi Dassler gave to the Olympic medal winner Jesse Owens. Dassler, founder of Adidas, gave U.S. Olympic athlete Jesse Owens shoes to practice in for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
Visitors look at a Converse sneaker from 1917. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
Famous sneakers are displayed during a preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A pair of Adidas x Run-DMC 25th Anniversary Superstar. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A Louis Vuitton sneaker designed by Kanye West. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A visitor photographs sneakers hanging from a wire during the preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
Air Jordan sneakers. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
The famous Nike swoosh and Air Jordan logo is seen on an Air Jordan 1, called "Notorious" released from 1984-1985. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A pair of sneakers from Adidas' collaboration with "Parley for the Oceans". REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
Visitors at the preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" at the Brooklyn Museum. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A Nike Supreme Dunk High Pro SB. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
A visitor using a camera photographs custom made sneakers. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
Visitors at the preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture". REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 
Visitors at the preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture". REUTERS/Brendan McDermid