The Sneaker Books I Want To Pick Up This Year...

With my love for sneakers constantly growing I have realised it isn't just my love for the finished product I love, I am also loving looking into other areas such as the advertising and the limited release etc. There is just something about sneakers at the moment that is fascinating me and I find myself wanting to know more about the history etc so I think in the near future as I am starting to read a whole lot more I am going to pick up a few sneaker related books that are going to improve my knowledge on the topic and also hopefully brings more sneakers to my attention. So here are the books I would love to pick up in the very near future... 

I was originally going to get this book from Costco before Christmas however, the price really put me off and I am now really regretting not picking it up as I am only seeing it available on sites that are much more expensive. This book follows the late Virgil Abloh and his work with Nike and honestly I think it would be the perfect book to build my knowledge on his collaborations and his thought process. Fingers crossed I can find this in stock at a reasonable price one day soon. 

This book looks really interesting to me as it shows sneakers and sporting icons through advertising and I think I could easily spend hours just getting lost in this book flicking through to see how the vintage adverts look and how different adverts are today for the sneakers we get. With 720 pages it is bound to keep me entertained for a while and bring different sneakers to my attention. 

Now I think this could honestly be the book I am looking forward to the most. Out of the box is all about the rise of the sneaker culture and includes collection from multiple brands throughout the years as well as showing private collections from various collectors including celebrities. There are plenty of aspects this book focuses on and I can see me getting easily lost in the book.

Something that has always fascinated me is the limited edition releases of some sneakers and I really wish I could get my hands on a few of them. This book features limited edition sneakers alongside data and a bit of background on them. It is also one of the cheaper books on my list so it could easily be the first one I end up picking up. I think this could definitely be an interesting read and hopefully point out some sneakers to me that I haven't previously seen. 

Finally we have the Complex Sneaker of the year book. Complex are one of my favourite YouTube channels at the moment and I love all their sneaker content so I think this book could be an interesting one as they know their stuff. Featuring some of the best sneakers from 1985 to 2020 this book should feature some fantastic releases and again it is at a reasonable price so I can't wait to pick it up. 

So there you go those are the sneaker books I would love to own. I think sitting and flicking through these could be really interesting and who knows it might bring some sneakers to my attention that I have never seen before. 2022 is definitely the year of sneakers for me as my love for them really grows. Let's hope my sneaker collection grows this year along with my sneaker book collection so I can really engross myself in the topic. 

Do you buy books based on topics you love?

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