Sneakers Unboxed

Studio to Street

$29.99

The first book to gather leading designers, creators and industry insiders to reflect on sneaker design and its ground-breaking impact on popular culture. Contributors provide insights into the evolution of sneakers from sport-wear to style icons, the processes and people involved in sneaker design and its global future.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2021.

ISBN: 9781872005539 Category:

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This is the first book to gather leading designers, creators and industry insiders to reflect on sneaker design and its ground-breaking impact on popular culture. Contributors provide insights into the evolution of sneakers from sport-wear to style icons, the processes and people involved in sneaker design and its global future.

Through conversations with the people directly involved in the creation of sneakers, it speaks to the next generation of sneaker designers and wearers by asking: who are the people involved in the design of a sneaker? How do their roles and approaches differ? How does their individual work contribute to the collective effort of making a sneaker? What will the future of sneaker design be?

Richly illustrated, it includes iconic sneakers, drawings and sketches, prototypes as well as glimpses in the manufacturing process. Across three chapters – Style and Culture, People and Processes, The Future – the approaches and experience of industry leaders unfold the past, present, and future of sneakers as style icons and cultural facilitators. Contributors turn to the next generation of designers with an open challenge to move the industry towards a more positive direction for both the people and the planet.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 14.3 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 August 2021
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14.3 x 21 cm
Weight 300 g

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Alex Powis is an art director, creative strategist, and copywriter working in cultural marketing, sneakers and sportswear. Brands he has worked with include adidas, asics, Dazed, Dimensions Levi's, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Vans, and Vauxhall. He co-founded the cult UK streetwear blog The Daily Street and Crepe City magazine, publishing five issues globally as creative director and editor.