No, not the one-hit-wonder of the late nineties, but rather the 15 year mega hit magazine Sneaker Freaker and their new Taschen book Sneaker Freaker: The Ultimate Sneaker Book.
The Ultimate Sneaker Book is for those of us that love a shell-toe or a high-top. The book tracks 15 years of the cult magazine of trainers – Sneaker Freaker. Traversing 100 years of history, the 650-page hardback paints a romping picture of the trainer industry’s evolution and elevation from humble sport shoe to heroic superstar.
It features the great and grandiose. Legendary fresh treads Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, and Yeezy step out alongside obscure treasures of Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear.
You’ll have loved and lost more than a few of these gems
You’ll have loved and lost more than a few of these gems and you’ll wish you’d never done that last kick-flip, ball game or drunken dare and simply kept them perfect and pristine in the box.
So many loves lost.
Sneaker Freaker: The Ultimate Sneaker Book can at least put you in touch with your misspent and overpriced youth.
I miss my Gazelles…