SNEAKERS: THE COMPLETE LIMITED EDITIONS GUIDE by U-DOX
Thames & Hudson, 2014 First edition,
Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide was a phenomenal success, setting trends in sneaker design and collecting that continue to this day. Brands have since reissued classic designs and started creating the shoes that have spurred a new wave of collecting: limited editions, often designed in collaboration with invited artists, designers, musicians, cultural icons, and co-brands.
With 100 outstanding examples showcasing the burgeoning trend for direct collaborations. From Nike working with New York graffiti artists Futura and Stash, to Reebok collaborating with superstar producer Pharrell Williams or Vans teaming up with Marc Jacobs, brands have used collaboration to build in exclusivity and desirability and to connect with new consumers. 500+ color illustrationss that have been released over the last ten years, a time when sneaker design has transcended its origins to explore new territories in global design culture, including fashion and art.