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Where'D You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987
by Bobbito Garcia
Publisher: Testify Books 2003
Category: Non-fiction20th centuryReferencePhotography/Art/Design
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Shere'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 is an insider's account that traces New York City sneaker culture back to its earliest day. Describing how a small and dedicated group of sneaker consumers in the 70s and early 80s proved instrumental in establishing current corporate giants like Nike and adidas, aficionado and legendary hip-hop icon Bobbito Garcia writes with the exactitude and affection that only a true believer could convey. Information-packed entries for each model include all of the color combinations available, nicknames for particular models, any relevant athlete endorsement, and (often hilarious) running commentary and stories from a rogues' gallery of fanatics who weigh in on the pros and cons of each sneaker. Where'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 examines sneaker culture from every angle. In a nod to more recent history, a chapter entitled Future Underground Classics recognizes the models released post-1987 that maintain relevance within an increasingly soulless and money-driven industry. Included for the aficionado are the best secret locations to purchase rare imports, the proper way to care for your kicks, the experts' list of the top ten sneakers of all time--it's all here. Everything you ever wanted to know about the production, distribution, and consumption of sneakers during the seminal years of sneaker culture in New York--the city that set the stage for the worldwide dominance of today's sneaker industry.

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