New York: Testify, 2003. 4to (8 ¼ x 10 ¼ in.) in boards. 264 pp. Very good condition. Item #4120
A colorful and comprehensive history of sneaker culture in New York spanning three decades. Aficionado Bobbito Garcia chronicles the origins of sneaker devotees in New York, the golden age of production from 1970-1987, as well as the influx of major corporate giants such as Adidas and Nike. With sensitivity to the diversity and personality of New York sneaker culture, Garcia provides an in-depth analysis using commentary, historic photographs, and extensive cataloguing of the various styles and brands that shaped this fashion phenomenon.