If someone you know genuinely loves kicks but you have no clue what pair he or she wants, a sneaker-themed book would make a great gift.
Thankfully, authors have penned several books that could educate and enlighten any enthusiast. Below are eight options covering brands, trends, cultural moments and more that the sneakerhead in your life is sure to enjoy.
‘Where’d You Get Those? 10th Anniversary Edition: New York City’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987′
This is arguably the best book about sneaker culture ever produced. Bobbito Garcia, an expert on all things kicks, details decades of Big Apple living through that lens.
Buy: Where’d You Get Those? $20
‘Vans Off the Wall: Stories of Sole From Vans Originals’ (50th anniversary edition)
This book is packed with tons of gems about the California-based skate brand’s history. A must-have for anyone who is always wearing iconic looks including the Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and the Slip-on.
Buy: Vans: Off the Wall $21
‘Slam Kicks: Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game’
Are you a fan of basketball kicks? If so, you should check this book out, which will give you a proper history lesson of the sport’s biggest game-changing looks.
Buy: Slam Kicks $22
‘Sole Provider: Thirty Years of Nike Basketball’
This is another deep dive into