[caption id="attachment_4131" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Pierre Hardy. Poworama, 2011. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto; Gift of Pierre Hardy. (Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum). Pierre Hardy. Poworama, 2011. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto; Gift of Pierre Hardy. (Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum).[/caption] Lace up your kicks and pop across the East River for the Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibit. Brooklyn Museum is conducting a study of the flyest footwear and its role in urban social status. Discover when sneakers were first worn and why Air Jordans mark a pivotal shift in the world of the sporty shoe. Divided into 6 sections, this display gives insight into how sneakers became downtown cool personified, nodding to hometown Knicks superstar Walt “Clyde” Fraiser, hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and haute brands Jimmy Choo and Lanvin; all of whom have a foot in the world of sneaker culture collabs! Through October 4th 2015, Brooklyn Museum by: Pia Finnigan