By U-Dox International
Thames & Hudson, $29.95, 256 pages
Sneakerheads unite in Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide. With over 500 photographs of collectible sneaker designs from the last decade, this limited edition guide comes with full page, full color photos from brands such as Adidas, Asics, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Reebok and more. Each sneaker highlighted lists information on the edition, release year, technology, and extras, as well as an introductory backstory for the sneakers. The unique use of materials, art, fashion, packaging and color will amaze readers. Many designs created by artists, musicians and cultural icons go beyond the typical sneaker found in your local athletic store.
“Collaborations can turn the most obscure sneakers into objects of desire. The story behind the shoe adds weight to every color choice, material application or modification that together make up the unique package.”
This is a book for connoisseurs in touch with trends in fashion and culture. The final chapter in the book focuses on collaborators who have worked closely with brands to help create influence and demand for each shoe edition. As the book closes with the anatomy of a sneaker you will find yourself immersed in the subculture depicted in this eye-opening limited edition guide. If you love sneakers, this is a book to pick up.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff