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Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide Hardcover – May 17, 2005


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"A growing number of "sneakerheads" cover rate models and measure time not by years but by Air Jordan editions."

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (May 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780500512159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500512159
  • ASIN: 0500512159
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Can't wait for him to open at Christmas.
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Beautifully presented design and layout, and great history details.
Sam
This is a great quality book for any sneaker fan.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By J. Wang on August 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I own several sneaker books including SOLE PROVIDER and Bobbito Garcia's WHERE'D YOU GET THOSE (both of which I recommend) and I found this book to be a refreshing alternative. Written by the guys behind CROOKED TONGUES (which is a fantastic site by the way), this book is meant for the sneaker collector who appreciates the aesthetic qualities of a shoe, rather than for someone who only buys into the hype and player endorsement. For practically every sneaker that is showcased, at least one clear photo, brief history, and random fact dedicated to each shoe. I also appreciated the effort by the authors to distinguish original editions from reissues. In addition, the sneaker "dictionary" and collecting/cleaning tips sections are great as well.

One word of caution is that I would not recommend the book for those who are only into Air Jordans, or Dunks, or swear by only one sneaker brand. The book contains information for a variety of different models and brands, some which are more obscure. For example, I found myself skipping over some Vans, Reebok, and Diadora models. The authors also have more of preference for vintage running shoes as well. But if you have an open mind and an eclectic taste in sneakers, I recommend owning this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sam on July 3, 2007
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This book is great to look at even if you're not into sneakers. Beautifully presented design and layout, and great history details. A good oversight of all the significant brands and their best creations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip Higa on August 11, 2007
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A great look at most of the shoes in each of the major companies respective ranges. While the descriptions and info on the shoes are pretty scant, the pictures more than make up for that. The best part of running through this book is getting hit with the nostalgia that comes with seeing so many products from the not-so-distant past. A nice modern coffee table (or ottoman, I suppose) book. Air Max 1s are the best shoes ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 7, 2008
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Bought this for my boyfriend (who is a sneakerhead) and he loves it. High quality print, bright pages, covers many of the classic brands and at an excellent price - best price I've seen for this book and I've looked for it elsewhere. Definetly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yi Jun Guo on January 29, 2010
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My boyfriend is a breakdancer and owns about 150 pairs of sneakers. I got this book as a Christmas gift for him and he just absolutely loved it. Great illustrations and images. The book is well put together and pretty detailed. However one thing that they didn't really mention was that the cover is a slightly padded material. Just makes the book a more interesting item.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Denise Torres on February 16, 2006
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this book is awesome is very informative, and if you know anything about the hip hop era then this book should be added to a persons collections.
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By sandro on March 5, 2013
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This is a great quality book for any sneaker fan. The special format, the thick pages and the great pictures make this a book a real collectible. I doesn't include any sneaker ever made but it does contain some infos about all the shoes that are featured.
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