The endless search for a "Holy Grail" is both a blessing and a curse as sneaker collectors go crazy, planning and dreaming of "that one" shoe they don't yet own. From vintage classics to worn-out Jordans, Sneaker Freaker's new anthology delves into the stock of prominent enthusiasts and is complemented by professional tips on photography, storage and avoiding fakes.
Simon "Woody" Wood, founder and editor-in-chief of Sneaker Freaker magazine, has spent the past two decades analyzing the worldwide cult of shoe fanatics. That experience was the direct inspiration for World's Greatest Sneaker Collectors, a 752-page journey through the priceless stocks and obsessive minds of prominent enthusiasts.
From Tokyo to New York, via London, Philadelphia, Melbourne and Stjørdal, no crumbled midsole is left untouched while more than 2,500 vintage classics, unique SMUs from athletes, unobtainable samples, handmade 1-of-1 prototypes, stratospherically priced colabs and Player Exclusives and game-worn Jordans with multimillion-dollar price tags are praised with fervor. The endless search for "Holy Grails" is both a blessing and a curse as our collectors go crazy, planning and dreaming of "that one" shoe they don't yet own!
Luxuriously photographed profiles are complemented by a series of informative "How-to" guides full of professional tips on sneaker photography, storage, insurance, cleaning and avoiding the counterfeit curse. The expertise is priceless. The stories will keep you entertained for days as we explore the basics of what it means, and needs, to define yourself as a "true collector."
Title: Sneaker Freaker: World's Greatest Sneaker Collectors
Author: Simon Wood
Size: 227 x 327 x 50 mm
Size: 752 pages
Weight: 3298 grams