Sneakers have come a long way since the days of white-canvas Keds, the shoe equivalent of Wonder Bread. And they were certainly never a status symbol like the hip-hop high tops of the late 20th century. The Design Museum tracks the evolution of the sneaker as sport equipment, lifestyle marker, fashion statement, and item of couture collaboration. On your mark, get set, go! —L.J.
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