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Sneakers

The Complete Limited Editions Guide

U-Dox (Author)

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book

 

A definitive guide to the rarest, most covetable, limited-edition sneaker designs

Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide was a phenomenal success, setting trends in sneaker design and collecting that continue to this day. Brands have since reissued classic designs and started creating the shoes that have spurred a new wave of collecting: limited editions, often designed in collaboration with invited artists, designers, musicians, cultural icons, and co-brands.

Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide brings you the very best limited edition and collaborative sneakers that have been released over the last ten years, a time when sneaker design has transcended its origins to explore new territories in global design culture, including fashion and art. Over 300 designs from fifteen brands have been carefully selected and photographed, with 100 outstanding examples showcasing the burgeoning trend for direct collaborations. From Nike working with New York graffiti artists Futura and Stash, to Reebok collaborating with superstar producer Pharrell Williams or Vans teaming up with Marc Jacobs, brands have used collaboration to build in exclusivity and desirability and to connect with new consumers.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • April 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-500-51728-4
  • 8.8 × 8 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Unlike most sequels, this one is very necessary. . . . a manageable 256 pages of pure sneaker porn and a great reflection on the past decade in footwear.” — Complex

“All the information a sneakerhead could want about many of the most appealing athletic shoes that have recently been launched—all accompanied by  crisp, clean photographs.” — Women's Wear Daily

“A comprehensive look at some of the most exclusive kicks in history.” — Smooth Magazine

“You will find yourself immersed in the subculture depicted in this eye-opening limited edition guide. If you love sneakers, this is the book to pick up.” — Portland Book Review

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