Where'd You Get Those ?
Where'd You Get Those ?
Where'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. First Edition. Like New. A Sneakerhead must have.
The book was purchase the year it was published in 2003. It's never been fully opened meaning the spine is in perfect condition, no cracks or bends, no fingerprints inside, no pages messed up, no rips or tears of any kind. The only blemish is to back cover where a line or score mark is impressed into the cover. (see image) It does not break through and was there when I purchased the book. Nothing more than a scuff. A few minor scuffs barely seen are also present to back cover only and can only be seen when you angle the book in the light. This book presents like new. We maintained it as such and keep it in excellent condition in a climate controlled, smoke and pet free environment. It was never wrapped or had a dust wrapper / book jacket. A true collectors edition and a great perspective from the source- "Everything you ever wanted to know about the production, distribution, and consumption of sneakers during the seminal years of sneaker culture in New York--the city that set the stage for the worldwide dominance of today's sneaker industry."
Insider's account of New York's sneaker culture chronicles the rise of the mighty gym shoe, "sneakers", with the bulk of the book examining nearly 400 models released during the golden age of 1970-1987. Bobbito Garcia, a DJ, a Vibe Magazine columnist and the host of ESPN2's "It's the Shoes," describes how a small and dedicated group of consumers in the 1970s and early 80s were instrumental in creating the trends that have made athletic shoes ubiquitous today and in establishing current corporate giants like Nike and Adidas. Information-packed entries for each model include available color combinations, athletic endorsements and often hilarious running commentary and stories from a rogues' gallery of fanatics who weigh in on the pros and cons of each shoe. It's all here, fully illustrated with almost 500 everything you ever wanted to know about the production, distribution and consumption of sneakers in New York City during the seminal years that set the stage for their worldwide dominance.
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As all our other items, this book is pre-owned and shows signs of time.