08 Sep Collector’s Conpendium
New book “1,000 Sneakers” details history’s most famous kicks.
Next month, Rizzoli releases the must-have tome for sneaker aficionados, 1,000 Sneakers: A Guide to the World’s Greatest Kicks, from Sport to Street. Author Mathieu Le Maux spent the last 20 years reading books and magazines about sneakers but felt the market was lacking one that really delved into all aspects of sneaker culture. “Very often, the angle was street culture, hip-hop or basketball and not on fashion and design,” Le Maux explains. “Sneaker culture includes other sports like tennis, running and skateboarding, other music [genres] and other ways of life. I wanted to go further.”