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Sneakers: The Complete Collectors Guide (Hardback)

Unorthodox Styles

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ISBN 10: 0500512159 / ISBN 13: 9780500512159
Published by Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2005
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The once secret world of the sneaker collector has exploded into popular culture, with a whole army of fans hungry for the rarest shoes, the latest designs or reissued classics in a never-ending myriad of colourways and materials. Sneakers is the indispensable and definitive guide to the very best and most collectible sneaker designs. It features: over 550 specially taken colour photographs; over 180 sneaker designs from eleven leading brands, chosen for the mark they have made on sneaker culture worldwide, and a selection of shoes from unforgettable and up-and-coming brands; comprehensive collectors information, with an invaluable introduction, brand histories and practical tips on how to create and care for your collection; a fully illustrated glossary and chronology; and, a directory for collectors shops, resources and websites. This encyclopaedic book will appeal to both the novice collector and the hardcore sneaker freak. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780500512159

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Title: Sneakers: The Complete Collectors Guide (...

Publisher: Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:New

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A definitive and indispensable guide to the very best and most collectible sneaker designs.

Sneakers, trainers, tennis shoes, baskets―wherever you live, whatever you call them, however you wear them, it is impossible to escape this humble shoe's rise to global popularity. Sneakers have moved beyond sports attire to become a fashion staple that simultaneously transcends class and race yet defines who you are in today's urban tribes.

The world of the sneaker collector encompasses a huge international audience passionate for the rarest shoes, the latest designs, or reissued classics in a myriad of colors and materials. This encyclopedic guide, with more than 500 specially taken color photographs, displays over 180 sneaker designs that have made a mark on sneaker culture worldwide. There are examples to delight both the novice collector and the hard-core sneaker freak, from acknowledged classics like the Converse All Star to the latest Nike Air technology to forgotten styles no longer in production but worthy of modern recognition, such as the Ewing Reflective.

The book features comprehensive reference sections for collectors, including histories of the fourteen leading brands from Adidas to Vans; practical tips on building and caring for a collection; a fully illustrated glossary and chronology; and a directory of shops, resources, and Web sites. Over 500 full-color photographs and illustrations

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Unorthodox Styles is a London-based creative consultancy, specializing in graphic design, Web design, and photography. It is the producer of Crookedtongues.com, the leading online sneaker resource.

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