An accessible and comprehensive encyclopedia of 1,000 Deadstock sneakers - the originals produced for exclusive, limited edition releases - by trendsetting sneakerhead and notorious reseller Larry Deadstock.
"Deadstock" refers to originals: authentic, unworn sneakers produced for limited releases, limited edition reissues or pairs otherwise no longer being made. No longer available at direct retail, Deadstock is the most desirable, exclusive and valuable sneaker merchandise available and is only available from select resellers and websites such as Larry Deadstock.
In 1,000 Deadstock Sneakers, deadstock collector and notorious reseller Larry Deadstock delves into the origins, history and trends of international sneaker culture with streetwear journalist François Chevalier. This book includes:
- The story behind the first pair of Air Jordans
- Basketball legends LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan
- Pioneering designers such as Virgil Abloh
- Influential figures such as Will Smith, Spike Lee and Travis Scott
- Informative anecdotes from Larry Deadstock
- Original ads from Nike, Adidas, Air Jordan, New Balance, Rebook, Vans and more
Complete with detailed research, historical context and trend analysis of each style's aesthetic appeal, this book explores the sneaker's significance in fashion and culture today through 1,000 coveted deadstock sneakers from the past 50 years. This is a must-have reference text for sneakerheads and deadstock collectors; eye candy for sports fans, influencers and all sneaker wearers; and an exploration of an emerging phenomenon in fashion and streetwear for anyone interested in contemporary culture.
Title: 1000 Deadstock Sneakers
Author: Larry Deadstock
Size: 195 x 279 x 20 mm
Size: 544 pages
Weight: 2.7 kg