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The sports shoe : a history from field to fashion

Author: Thomas Turner
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the sneaker's rise from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the Nike Air Max and beyond. Moving from the athletic field to the shopping mall, Thomas Turner tells a fresh story of the evolution of the sports shoe against the changing landscape of society, sport, fashion, industry, and technology. The Sports Shoe takes us on a journey from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the adidas Superstar and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Turner
ISBN: 9781474281799 1474281796
OCLC Number: 1063630483
Description: 294 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Lawn tennis and the origins of the modern sports shoes --
Sports style, youth, and modernity --
Sports shoes reborn --
Skateboarding and reimagining sports shoes --
Sneakers, basketball, and hip hop --
Trainers on the soccer terraces --
Athleisure, global production, and the postmodern sports shoe.
Responsibility: Thomas Turner.

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The story of the sneaker's rise from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the Nike Air Max and beyond. Moving from the athletic field to the shopping mall, Thomas Turner tells a fresh story of the evolution of the sports shoe against the changing landscape of society, sport, fashion, industry, and technology. The Sports Shoe takes us on a journey from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the adidas Superstar and the innovative technologies of Nike Air Max. Featuring newly uncovered archival material and historic images showcasing key personalities, vintage marketing and common perceptions of this hugely desirable product, this book is a must-have for any sneaker collector, historian of popular culture, or anyone interested in the place of athletic footwear in our lives today.

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Beautifully chronicling over 100 years of the sports shoe, this is the most intricately detailed love letter to the sneaker ever written. -- Jason Coles, author of 'Golden Kicks: The Shoes that Read more...

 
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