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									Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide review

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  Product Description-Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide
   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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Customer Reviews:
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful

Clean, refreshing visual piece... it is obvious the authors did their sneaker research, August 26, 2005 By J. Wang
  This review is from: Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide (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...

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A thorough and well presented history., July 3, 2007 By Sam (Australia)
This review is from: Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide (Hardcover) 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.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

Great Buy, January 7, 2008 By Annabelle V (New York, NY USA)
This review is from: Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide (Hardcover) 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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