Journalists Howie Kahn and Alex French with designer Rodrigo Corral, have collaborated to create a book dedicated to sneakerhead and design culture.
The book Sneakers, due out October 24, takes you inside the global sneaker culture combining journalism, photography and design through dozens of personal interviews with the people at its core.
Edson Sabajo, owner of Amsterdam’s seminal sneaker boutique, Patta, leads a sneaker hunt that starts in the back-alleys of Philadelphia and ends in the Middle East. Jeff Staple, designer of a pair of sneakers that resells for $6000, recalls the sneaker riot his design kicked off on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2005. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Ronnie Fieg explains the collaborative magic of KITH. Adidas’s Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike’s legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. The list goes on.
If you’re interested in design, the creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion, Sneakers is a must for your library.