Sneakers, the exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme is on

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Published by My B., Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 9 October 2021 at 08h36 · Published on 8 October 2021 at 08h29
From October 13, 2021 to July 25, 2022, the Musée de l’Homme gives pride of place to sneakers. Jordan, Stan Smith, Converse… From tracks to catwalks, sneakers have grown into essential accessories in our daily lives. Come along and learn more about these famous shoes.

They were called trainers, sneakers, running shoes, depending on what they were used for. Now, they are Nikes, Adidas, Converses, Van, Pumas… These comfortable and trendy shoes have managed to find their rightful place in our hearts and wardrobes. And this is the very reason why the musée de l'Homme has decided to run an exhibition about these famous shoes! From October 13, 2021 to July 25, 2022, come and discover “Sneakers, les baskets entrent au musée”.

From their origins, in the early 20th century to nowadays, the Musée de l’Homme returns on this revolutionary creation that conquered the whole planet. Sport gear, fashion accessory, innovative materials, bright colors and never-before-seen shapes… Sneakers have evolved a lot since they were first designed! The exhibition deciphers this mass consumption item that is seen on everyone’s feet, no matter their age or socio-cultural backgrounds!

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Soft, comfy, discreet: rubber and its use in making shoe soles enable to come up with shoes particularly adapted to sport. Called sneakers, these shoes have then become a symbol of counter-culture and hip-hop in the United-States, before being on display in movies, on television, in music and then video games.

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The Musée de l’Homme exhibition reveals the major part of these trainers in the empowerment and the fight for liberties of some minority groups. Provoking shoes, bad impression, transgressive, they have been taken over by the greatest fashion brands to become the staple fashion accessory we know today.

The exhibition also focuses on the physiological interest of these sneakers through a playful and experimental area enabling to look at the way one’s feet move and how these shoes adapt to one’s movements.

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Discover many posters, collector’s items, audiovisual archives, advertisements, video clips… But especially flagship shoes, iconic sneakers telling the very story of these legendary shoes. Over 20 lenders have agreed to shine a light on over 70 pairs of sneakers for the exhibition likely to please children and adults.

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Note this exhibition is free of charge on the condition you hold a "Collections permanentes : la Galerie de l'Homme" ticket or a ticket for the temporary exhibition. This is then time to go and discover the “Aux frontières de l’humain” exhibition, taking you to the likely futures of humankind. Will men still wear sneakers in 200 years? Come and find out…

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 13 October 2021 to 25 July 2022

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    Location

    17 place du Trocadero
    75116 Paris 16

    Prices
    Free
    Entrée gratuite. Inclus dans le billet "Collections permanentes : la Galerie de l'Homme" ou le billet de l'exposition temporaire: Free

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.museedelhomme.fr

    Booking
    billetterie.mnhn.fr

    More informations
    Ouvert de 11h à 19h, sauf le mardi. Entrée gratuite. Inclus dans le billet "Collections permanentes : la Galerie de l'Homme" ou le billet de l'exposition temporaire.

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