Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture


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Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture


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In line with popular titles like Where’d You Get Those? by sneaker-legend Bobbito Garcia, Out of the Box offers all the high-gloss collabs a collector could want in one place, fleshed out with new history and interviews with street culture greats.

This visual history of one of the world’s most coveted accessories, Out of the Box celebrates the rise of the sneaker over two centuries from humble sports shoe to fashion statement.

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Dimensions 254 × 298 mm

Bobbito Garcia

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Bobbito Garcia is the author of Where'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987, widely considered to be the industry tome. He has since directed a TV show about sneakers on ESPN, collaborated with Nike, directed a film, and has seen his work featured in the first college course on sneakers – 'Sneakerology 101'.

Acclaimed shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack is Senior Curator at the Bata Shoe Museum, where she has curated exhibitions such as Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection and On a Pedestal: From Renaissance Chopines to Baroque Heels. Semmelhack is the author of numerous publications on shoes and cultural history, including Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe. Before joining the Bata Shoe Museum, she held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the IBM Gallery of Science, and the St. Louis Art Museum.



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