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Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book

Hardcover8.3 x 12.4 in.7.05 lb672 pages60Edition: English Availability: In Stock
The first and only publication of its kind, Sneaker Freaker has been at the forefront of the global sneaker scene for nearly two decades. With over 650 redesigned pages, fresh photography, insane historical detail, and otaku-level minutiae, this monster anthology combines the magazine’s finest and content created exclusively for TASCHEN into one seriously epic celebration of sneakers.
Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book

Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book


Every Sneaker Story Worth Telling!

A 15-year anthology of cult magazine Sneaker Freaker

Back in 2002, Simon “Woody” Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same.

From its early roots as a punk-style fanzine to today’s super-slick print and online operations, the fiercely independent publication has documented every collab, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike, and Tier Zero sneaker released over the last 15 years.

Woody’s original premise that Sneaker Freaker would be “funny and serious, meaningful and pointless at the same time” has certainly been vindicated in The Ultimate Sneaker Book. With more than 650 pages jam-packed with insider knowledge and his own irreverent observations, the insane historical detail and otaku-level minutiae is beyond obsessive.

Traversing 100 years of history, each chapter paints a rollicking picture of the sneaker industry’s evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, and Yeezy—along with obscure treasures like Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear—are all exhaustively documented.

This is a definitive source of knowledge. This is… The Ultimate Sneaker Book!
The editor and author

Sneaker Freaker was established in 2002 by Simon “Woody” Wood as the first and only international magazine dedicated to footwear. Today, Sneaker Freaker documents every colab, custom, limited-edition, and retro reissue in exacting detail across multiple digital channels and print projects. Based in Melbourne, Woody is recognized worldwide for his encyclopedic knowledge, inimitable writing style, and steadfast role as an authentic ambassador.

Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book
Hardcover21 x 31.5 cm3.20 kg672 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-7223-1

Edition: English
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17 Ratings

A good read if you are into sneakers

Ionut,November 2, 2021
A somewhat detailed history of sneaker culture, a good reference for sneaker hobbiests and if you want to know more about sneaker designs.

Perfect gift for the sneaker sophisticate!

John,October 28, 2021
Beautiful photographs and incredible wealth of detail - my sneaker-addicted son-in-law was thrilled to receive this.

Felt like in a sneakers museum

Giorgia,October 28, 2021
Leafing through this book makes you feel like you're in a museum, watching all kind of Sneaker Art. My boyfriend loved it and I did, too. We keep it in our library very visible because it looks also amazing in its cover.

Nice coffee table book

Margaux,October 28, 2021
Not quite as cool as the off white sneaker book but nice cheaper alternative

Must Have

Antonino,October 27, 2021
For a snicker addict is a must have! I gave this to a passionate friend and she was pleasantly impressed.