Exclusive Signed 'The Sports Shoe' Hardback A4 BOOK.

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Exclusive Signed 'The Sports Shoe' Hardback A4 BOOK.

30.00

Signed 'The Sports Shoe' Hardback A4 BOOK.

Exclusively signed by the author. 296 pages with 155 colour illustrations/photographs.

1. Lawn tennis and the origins of the modern sports shoe 
2. Sports style, youth, and modernity
3. The sports shoe reborn
4. Skateboarding and the reimagined sports shoe 
5. Sneakers, basketball, and hip hop 
6. Trainers on the soccer terraces 
7. Globalized production, athleisure, and the postmodern sports shoe 

Moving from the athletic field to the shopping mall, Thomas Turner tells a fresh story of the evolution of the sports shoe against the changing landscape of society, sport, fashion, industry, and technology. The Sports Shoe takes us on a journey from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the adidas Superstar and the innovative technologies of Nike Air Max. Featuring newly uncovered archival material and historic images showcasing key personalities, vintage marketing and common perceptions of this hugely desirable product, this book is a must-have for any sneaker collector, historian of popular culture, or anyone interested in the place of athletic footwear in our lives today.

Size 280mm x 210mm.

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