- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A new exhibit on “sneaker culture” has opened at an Ohio art museum.

The show at the Toledo Museum of Art features footwear beginning with spiked running shoes from the 1860s all the way to contemporary sneakers designed by Kanye West.

Museum leaders say the traveling exhibition will show how sneakers have evolved in sports and fashion along with their cultural impact.

About 160 shoes will be on display from private collections and the archives of Adidas, Converse and Nike.

Among those will be an original 1917 Converse shoe and a pair of 1936 track shoes like the ones Jesse Owens wore at the 1936 Olympics.

The exhibit will run through the end of February.

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