Lavishly illustrated and remarkably comprehensive,this is an insider's account that traces trainersback to their early days as tennis shoes andthrough the sneaker culture of New York. Showinghow a small and dedicated group of consumersproved instrumental in establishing currentcorporate giants like Nike and Adidas, Garcia'scommentary perfectly complements the rich arrayof photographs, focusing on the golden years of1970-1987. With everything you wanted to know fromthe production, distribution and consumption ofsneakers, this is a fun, fabulous book.
If you love hoops and played any serious ball in the 60's or 70's this is a must read. It has become a coffee table book in our home and I find myself picking it up often to look at the classic pictures of BBall shoes or to get a laugh from the dead on observations and memories. I was in the thick of the changing world from canvas Chuck's to adidas, Puma, Pro Keds... the pre-Nike era.
5つ星のうち 5.0"Back in the days..."2008/6/23
By LXO - (Amazon.com)
Yes, Yes Y'all,
I'm not a sneaker fiend (not that it is a negative term), but this book is "DOPE"! If you are a sneaker addict, then this book is for you. Buy this joint NOW!
5つ星のうち 3.0Good, but biased2007/10/24
By Nia - (Amazon.com)
Bobbito's little tour of the history and evolution of the sneaker culture gives us a personal look into what made the sneaker game what it is today. Although Bobbito should be well respected for his knowledge and contribution to the sneaker culture his elitist attitude towards shoes made post 1980s is somewhat off-putting to the generation that came after his.