NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Sneakers covers just about the whole thing there may be to grasp concerning the huge universe of everybody’s favourite comfortable athletic sneakers.”—Parade
“A superbly assembled university of symbol, revel in, and concept.”—Vogue
“One in all this yr’s coolest books.”—Men’s Journal
“The definitive tale of the sneaker universe.”—WSJ Magazine
Featuring unique interviews with Virgil Abloh (Off-White), Daniel Bailey, Ronnie Fieg (Kith), DJ Clark Kent, Serena Williams, Alexander Wang, Kobe Bryant and plenty of, many others.
Through honesty, intimacy, intelligence, and swagger, Sneakers quantities to a unique rubber-soled taxonomy, an international staff portrait of a tradition that’s each non-public and public, pushed by means of dedication and interest, and sustained by means of our definitive forged of storytellers, historians, and artists.
An absolute necessity for layout devotees and sneakerheads of every age! Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the cultural phenomenon of shoes, now an eighty five-billion-greenback-a-yr business. This reward-worth e-book options 320 pages of pictures and interviews with business authorities, sports activities legends, and celebrities in a shocking package deal created by means of celebrated dressmaker Rodrigo Corral.
The e-book’s sparsely-curated record of individuals takes readers to the middle of the motion. Edson Sabajo, proprietor of Amsterdam’s seminal sneaker boutique, Patta, leads a sneaker hunt that begins within the again-alleys of Philadelphia and leads to the Center East. Jeff Staple, dressmaker of a couple of shoes that resells for $6000, recollects the sneaker insurrection his layout kicked off at the Decrease East Facet of Long island in 2005. Jim Riswold dishes on making advertisements with Michael Jordan. Ronnie Fieg explains the collaborative magic of KITH. Adidas’s Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical approximately their superstar collaborator, Kanye West. Nike’s mythical Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the long run. Skilled tennis participant Serena Williams stocks an unique screen. And far, a lot more. From its arresting quilt layout and concept-frightening interiors to the unparalleled intensity of its first-individual money owed, Sneakers is an absolute will have to-have for sneaker fans and someone who’s occupied with layout, ingenious procedure, boulevard tradition, branding, entrepreneurship, artwork and model.