Sneakers, a book covering the sneaker story behind industry gurus, athletes, celebs and designers that are currently moulding and shaping the footwear landscape, is almost ready to be released. From designers like Tinker Hatfield, Nic Galway and Marc Dolce (and a few, more “familiar” faces…) to industry titans like, Jeff Staple, Virgil Abloh and Ronnie Fieg, authors Howie Kahn and Alex French have curated an incredible list of creatives, topped with the beautiful design eye of Rodrigo Corral, noted for his work on Jay-Z’s, Decoded.
Sneakers: The book, is currently available for pre-order here, and will be launched offically on October 24th.
Here’s a much more eloquent summary from the authors themselves –
An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages! Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the cultural phenomenon of sneakers, now an 85-billion-dollar-a-year industry. This gift-worthy book features 320 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends, and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer Rodrigo Corral.
The book’s carefully-curated list of participants takes readers to the center of the action. Edson Sabajo, owner of Amsterdam’s seminal sneaker boutique, Patta, leads a sneaker hunt that starts in the back-alleys of Philadelphia and ends in the Middle East. Jeff Staple, designer of a pair of sneakers that resells for $6000, recalls the sneaker riot his design kicked off on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2005. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Ronnie Fieg explains the collaborative magic of KITH. Adidas’s Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike’s legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. And much, much more. From its arresting cover design and thought-provoking interiors to the unprecedented depth of its first-person accounts, Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion.
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