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Art Off the Wall: The Rise of Sneaker Culture – feat Heeling Soles

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Next Thursday July 16th the Brooklyn Museum presents Art off the Wall as part of the Rise of Sneaker Culture, an amazing exhibition that includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, and looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon.

And our amazing charity initiative Heeling Soles have been invited to give a presentation about their work and give folks an insight into how we have been helping people to Walk Towards Brighter Futures.We will also be having a shoe drive so please bring new or lightly used shoes that will be given to those in need.

Also on the night there will be a live breakdance performance, a full on vinyl dance party and “Sole Sister Revolution”, a conversation honoring women sneaker collectors, designers, and media makers hosted by Obsessive Sneaker Disorder’s Sean Williams with participants:

Susan Boyle, owner of RIME NYC Brooklyn Sneaker Boutique

Sole De Vida, sneaker collector/consumer Featured by New Balance

April Walker, owner and creator of the 1st Urban Fashion Brand Walker Wear

Sophia Chang, New York born-and-bred illustrator and designer

And yes let’s not forget the tunes, DJ Collective I Love Vinyl will be spinning a very special sneaker evolution set on the night. We are looking forward to what they did out of the crates.

You will also be able to get an exclusive look at the extended trailer for Jordan Heads, an upcoming documentary about the iconic Jordan sneaker.

So if you’re in BK please make it down here is the info:

Thursday July 16th, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

6:30–9:30 p.m. Heeling Soles Sneaker Drive
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
This sneaker drive, hosted by Heeling Souls, will collect shoes to help people step up and out of poverty. Bring your gently worn items or new sneakers.

6:30–8 p.m. Dance Performance – live Breakdance performance
Plaza and Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

7–8 p.m. Discussion: “Sole Sister Revolution”
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Step into a conversation honoring women sneaker collectors, designers, and media makers hosted by Obsessive Sneaker Disorder’s Sean Williams.

7:30–9:30 p.m. Dance Party with I Love Vinyl
Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
An all vinyl dance party inspired by the evolution of the sneaker, featuring classics from throughout the decades played by DJ collective I Love Vinyl.

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