Friday, December 5, 2008

Art & Sole: Contemporary Sneaker Art & Design

Art & Sole: Contemporary Sneaker Art & Design by Nathan Gale (Intercity)

This is a beautiful new book dedicated to sneakers and provides an insiders view into a growing subculture. The book covers two main areas i.e. "Sneakers & Art" and "Art & Sneakers". "Sneakers & Art" is a showcase of examples where there has been a successful collaboration between artists and sneaker manufacturers. The second part, "Sneakers & Art" explores how consumer trends in casual foot attire has become mainstream art. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout amazingly with hundreds of customized sneakers, many of which were produced in extremely limited runs, and all of which appear to be in spotless condition.

A must for all sneakerheads but also a valuable insight into the social significance that shoes play in the Millennials' psyche.


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