Every trainer story is worth telling!
A 15-year anthology of cult magazine Sneaker Freaker
In 2002, Simon "Woody" Wood came up with plans to get trainers for free. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same again.
From its early roots as a punk-style fanzine to the super-slick print and online operations of today, the fiercely independent publication has documented every collab, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike and Tier Zero trainers released in the last 15. years.
Woody's original premise that Sneaker Freaker would be "funny and serious, meaningful and pointless at the same time" is certainly confirmed in The Ultimate Sneaker Book. With over 650 pages brimming with inside information and his own irreverent observations, the insane historical and otaku-level details are more than obsessive.
Each chapter traverses 100 years of history and paints a heady picture of the trainer industry's evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan and Yeezy - along with obscure treasures such as Troop, Airwalk and Vision Street Wear - are all thoroughly documented.
This is a definitive source of knowledge. This is... The ultimate trainer book!
Format: 210 x 315 mm (8 1/3 x 12 2/5 inches)
Pages: 672 pp