“I have every Jordan from 1999. I bought 34 pairs of each. Brand new! Sometimes I'm about to buy something, and then I realize I already have them in storage somewhere.”
“I always viewed collecting sneakers as not only a hobby but a sport, and this is a competition to me still.”
“Paying $500 for sneakers was unheard of in the early 2000s. I paid a couple of thousand dollars for a Wu-Tang Dunk, which was just crazy. These days, that's nothing. There are 17-year-old kids buying shoes for $5k out there.”
“I am into shoes for one and only reason - the love of it! Nothing more. I can spend hours just staring at a shoe. Some people collect stamps and rocks. I collect sneakers.”
“I have so many sneakers my apartment is a real-life Tetris game. When I go to bed, I'm not praying for better health - I'm praying that I won't be buried underneath a collapsing shoe rack!!”
“This game is not easy. Collecting 60 pairs of game-worn Jordans has taken 10 years and I worked hard to dig them out. It’s all about the hunt. Hard work and hustling, you can’t beat it!”
“A must-have manual offering readers a glimpse into the passionate world of sneaker enthusiasts.”
- “The most definitive sneaker culture magazine on the planet!”
Sneaker Freaker. World's Greatest Sneaker CollectorsHardcover, 8.3 x 12.4 in., 7.09 lb, 752 pages60Edition: English Availability: In Stock
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The Art of Sneaker Collecting
Sneaker Freaker’s epic guide to the ultimate sneaker collectors
From Tokyo to New York, via London, Philadelphia, Melbourne, and Stjørdal, no crumbled midsole is left unturned as over 2,500 vintage classics, unique athlete SMUs, unobtainable samples, handmade 1-of-1 prototypes, stratospherically priced colabs, and Player Exclusives and game-worn Jordans with multi-million-dollar price tags are lauded with gusto. The endless quest for “Holy Grails” is both blessing and curse as our collectors fiend, scheme, and dream of “the one” shoe they don’t yet own!
Glossy portraits are augmented with a series of informative “How-to” guides stuffed with pro tips on sneaker photography, storage, insurance, cleaning, and avoiding the counterfeit curse. The expertise is priceless. The stories will entertain for days as we seek out the fundamentals of what it means, and takes, to define yourself as a “true collector.”
Simon “Woody” Wood established Sneaker Freaker in 2002 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. His TASCHEN titles include the best-selling Ultimate Sneaker Book and The World's Greatest Sneaker Collectors.
Sneaker Freaker. World's Greatest Sneaker CollectorsHardcover, 21 x 31.5 cm, 3.21 kg, 752 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9629-9Edition: English
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