SNEAKER FREAKER: The Ultimate Sneaker Book

Book number: 94525 Product format: Hardback Author: SIMON 'WOODY' WOOD

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Back in 2002, Simon 'Woody' Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers (trainers in English!). Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same. From its early roots as a punk-style fanzine to today's super-slick print and online operations, the fiercely independent publication has documented every collaboration, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike, and Tier Zero sneaker released over the last 20 years. Woody's original premise that Sneaker Freaker would be "funny and serious, meaningful and pointless at the same time" has certainly been vindicated in this ultimate book. Traversing 100 years of history, each chapter paints a rollicking picture of the sneaker industry's evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, and Michael Jordan, along with obscure treasures like Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear, are all exhaustively documented. 500 pages jam-packed with insider knowledge and his own irreverent observations, the insane historical detail and otaku-level minutiae is beyond obsessive. Dripping with cool colour images. 15.6 x 21.7cm, 512 pages. New from Taschen.

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ISBN 9783836597982
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