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Through honesty, intimacy, intelligence, and swagger, Sneakers amounts to a singular rubber-soled taxonomy, a global group portrait of a culture that’s both personal and public, driven by commitment and curiosity, and sustained by our definitive cast of storytellers, historians, and artists.

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.

PARTICIPANTS IN SNEAKERS INCLUDE:
Virgil Abloh: Designer, Off-White
Ankur Amin: Extra Butter
Tony Arcabascio: Buscemi, Alife
Eric Avar: Nike
Daniel Bailey: Concept Kicks
Tiffany Beers: Nike
Salehe Bembury: Designer
Sandy Bodecker: Nike
Jon Buscemi: Buscemi
Dominic Chambrone: The Shoe Surgeon
Sophia Chang: Illustrator & Designer
Fraser Cooke: Nike
Aaron Cooper: Nike
Derek Curry: Sneaker Politics
Marc Dolce: Adidas
Erik Fagerlind: Sneakersnstuff
Ronnie Fieg: KITH
Nic Galway: Adidas
Bobbito Garcia: Icon
Paul Gaudio: Adidas
Flavio Girolami: Common Projects
Bernie Gross: Extra Butter
Sam Handy: Adidas
Matt Halfhill: Nice Kicks
Tinker Hatfield: Nike
Josh Herr: Adidas
John C. Jay: Branding Guru
Kish Kash: Collector
DJ Clark Kent: Living Legend
Bruce Kilgore: Nike
Todd Krinsky: Reebok
Jesse Leyva: Nike
Gary Lockwood: Freehand Profit
Jazerai Allen Lord: Social Media Influencer
Kevin Ma: HYPEBEAST
John McPheters: Stadium Goods
Mark Miner: Adidas
Missy Miller: Doernbacher Foundation Designer, Nike
Claw Money: Designer
Peter Moore: Nike, Adidas America
Rachel Muscat: Adidas
Isaiah Neumayer-Grub, Doernbacher Foundation Designer, Nike
Deon Point: Concepts
Peter Poopat: Common Projects
Jim Riswold: Wieden+Kennedy
Edson Sabajo: Patta
Tom Sachs: Artist
Jeff Staple: Designer
Justin Snowden: Collector
Mark Smith: Nike
Jed Stiller: Stadium Goods
Alexander Wang: Designer
Jon Wexler: Adidas
Rick Williams: Burn Rubber
Serena Williams: Tennis Player, Designer
Simon “Woody” Wood: Sneaker Freaker
Yu-Ming Wu: SneakerNews, SneakerCon

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