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Sneakers - Size Isn't Everything

Sneakers - Size Isn't Everything

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Author: Milk, edited by Liz Farrelly

Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions

Publication Date: later editions published in 2000 (softcover)

Language: English

ISBN: 1861540078, 9781861540072

Sneakers – Size Isn’t Everything treats sneakers in a befittingly biblical way. 

The author of the book, Milk, is a creative collective/group that included Elliot Chaffer, Paul Ayre and Nicolas Charavet. Ayre had this to say about the book, “With trainers you can break down race, background, musical tastes, socio-economic groups, and fashion preferences…It’s not just about kids and Hip-Hop, everyone can relate to it” (Source)

Undeniably experiential in nature, the book is a conglomeration of interviews and accounts from musicians, artists, well-known folks in the sneaker community, and a host of others. What the book does extraordinarily well, is embody the eclectic range of subjects and storylines that sneakers have created, been a part of, intersected with and run parallel to. A few notable tidbits:

Fab5 Freddie recounting his initial love for sneakers, remembering the ads for PF Flyers touting the ability to “run faster and jump higher” because of the Magic Wedge (two of the PF promotional pieces are part of the Sneakerature library and can be found here and here).
A remarkably succinct interview wiuth Harry Hodge, the then President of Quicksilver:
Does Quicksilver make Trainers? No

Are you thinking about doing it? Not at all, never.

A satirical (hopefully?) and very NSFW piece called “The Keds Masturbation Manual”.

 

Please note that all the pictures are fully part of the description.

Like all our other items, this book is pre-owned and shows signs of time.

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