Tux ‘n’ Trainers
Oh, I don’t know! I wear these a lot. They’re Comme des Garçons—they go with everything!
Well, these are homemade. I spray painted them.
Marilyn Minter, Bill Miller, and Cindy Sherman
These are the ones I wear every day!
I can never ever wear them out.
I’m not wearing trainers because I didn’t think it went with what I was wearing!
Marcus and Cherie Weldon
I grew up in the U.K., and Adidas were our favorite sneakers because of soccer. I’ve always liked Adidas shoes, and we found his and hers matching.
I just wanted to be comfortable.
Michael Stipe and Thomas Dozol
I think trainers are stupid, so I wore boots … like a lumberjack.
I was thinking ‘Happy Birthday’ because I got them as a birthday gift. My wife picked them out, so I was thinking ‘Thank you,’ I guess.
Bill Powers and Cynthia Rowley
They were the least beat-up sneakers I had in my closet, and they were a father’s day gift, so they say ‘Best Dad’ in there.
Karen Wong and Chris Ofili
(Chris had no comment)
I was looking for sneakers that were futuristic. Future forward.
Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas
(Yes, that’s New Museum’s own Paul Jackson photobombing in the background)
I was thinking of height when I put on these shoes. I wanted to be tall and towering and Amazon-like.
I chose them because they’re so comfortable. I walk miles and miles because I’m obsessed with this app that counts your steps everyday.
Julian Schnabel and a friend
These are really light.
You know, I like these sneakers. They have a blue, kind of patent leather quality to them and black canvas. I just enjoy them.
(Photos: Antwan Duncan)