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TOP 5 Sneaker Books: The best coffee table books about iconic sneakers and brands

Sneakers are more than just footwear; they are a cultural phenomenon that crosses the boundaries of fashion, sports and art. For fans of this diverse and dynamic world, a carefully selected collection of sneaker books offers an in-depth look at the history, design and influence of sneakers. Below we highlight four essential works that are not in any coffee table book collection may be missing.

Soled Out: The Golden Age of Sneaker Advertising

Publisher: Phaidon

This 720-page book is a celebration of sneaker culture and sports legends, told through vintage printed advertisements. With nearly 900 vintage images accompanied by insider stories and historical revelations, "Soled Out" the definitive collection of sneaker advertisements from the golden age of the footwear industry. A must-have for sneaker lovers and collectors, the book offers a visual feast of the rubber, leather and mesh we wear on our feet.

Sneaker Freaker: World's Greatest Sneaker Collectors

Publisher: Taschen

This comprehensive book delves into the collections of the world's greatest sneaker enthusiasts. From vintage classics to worn Jordans, this anthology explores the extensive inventories of prominent collectors. With luxuriously photographed profiles and informative "how-to" guides, this book is not only a celebration of the passion and dedication of collectors, but also offers insights into what it means to define yourself as a true collector.

1000 Deadstock Sneakers

Publisher: Rizzoli

An accessible and comprehensive encyclopedia of original, limited edition sneakers. "1000 Deadstock Sneakers" explores the origins, history and trends of international sneaker culture. With detailed research, historical context and trend analysis, the book examines the aesthetic appeal of each style and explores the significance of sneakers in contemporary fashion and culture.

Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS

Publisher: Taschen

This book documents the collaboration between sportswear manufacturer Nike and fashion designer Virgil Abloh. It offers in-depth insights into the technical craftsmanship and cultural significance of Abloh's designs. "Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS" is a comprehensive compendium showcasing the power of print and is a must-have for sneaker enthusiasts, fashion lovers and anyone interested in the intersection of art, design and culture.


Whether you are a seasoned sneakerhead or new to the world of sneakers, these books offer a rich source of knowledge and inspiration. Highlighting the cultural impact, design and history of sneakers, they are a wonderful addition to any coffee table book collection.

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