[GALLERY] Kanye West honoured again – but not for his music

Kanye West adds another accomplishment to his CV

Making hit singles, public outbursts and marrying Kim Kardashian won’t be the only things that will form part of Kanye West’s legacy.

The 38-year-old, who over the years has dabbled in the fashion world, will see a sneaker he designed forming part of an exhibition that pays homage to the shoe type. In 2009 he designed a sneaker for French fashion house Louis Vuitton which gained a lot of media attention.

The musician has since designed sneakers for both Nike and Adidas.

The Louis Vuitton x Kanye West Don, 2009. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

The Louis Vuitton x Kanye West Don, 2009.
Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is an exhibit that opens this week at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City and will reveal how athletic footwear crossed over to became sneakers – which have become a must-have fashion item in urban culture.

The two-and-a-half-month-long exhibit will feature more than 100 different sneakers from leading brands including Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Jimmy Choo and some from private collections.

Take a look at some of the sneakers that will be featured:

Thomas Dutton and Thorowgood running shoe, 1860. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

Thomas Dutton and Thorowgood running shoe, 1860. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

Shoes from Dominion Rubber Company, 1925. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

Shoes from Dominion Rubber Company, 1925. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

The Converse Rubber Shoe Company All Star/Non Skid, 1917. Picture: Courtesy of American Federation of Arts.

The Converse Rubber Shoe Company All Star/Non Skid, 1917.
Picture: Courtesy of American Federation of Arts.

Nike Waffle trainer, 1974. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

Nike Waffle trainer, 1974. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

The Bata x Wilson x John Wooden sneaker, 1977.  Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum/Greg Washington.

The Bata x Wilson x John Wooden sneaker, 1977. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum/Greg Washington.

The Nike Air Jordan I, 1985. Picture:  Ron Wood/American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

The Nike Air Jordan I, 1985. Picture: Ron Wood/American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

The Reebok x Chanel Insta Pump Fury, 1997. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Reebox Archives

The Reebok x Chanel Insta Pump Fury, 1997. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Reebox Archives

The Nike x Staple Design Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon, 2005. Picture:  American Federation of Arts.

The Nike x Staple Design Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon, 2005. Picture: American Federation of Arts.

Run-DMC 25th anniversary Adidas Superstars, 2011. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

Run-DMC 25th anniversary Adidas Superstars, 2011. Picture: American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.