The Sneaker Book: Anatomy of an Industry and an Icon

The Sneaker Book: Anatomy of an Industry and an Icon

Paperback Bazaar Book, 1.

By (author) Tom Vanderbilt

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  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 175mm x 13mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1565844068
  • ISBN 13: 9781565844063
  • Sales rank: 1,436,598

Product description

The first cultural history of America's most popular footwear, and an eye-opening look at an $11-billion-a-year industry, The Sneaker Book is an entertaining, informative look at the economic and pop cultural factors surrounding these globally produced All-American icons. Supplemented by charts, statistics, and graphics, The Sneaker Book documents the costs and profits of the $11-billion-a-year sneaker business on every level. Literary excerpts help put America's craze for "kicks" into context. The Sneaker Book swooshes past the hype, puts the numbers on the table, and takes a fresh look at familiar--if unexamined--footwear.

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