From the iconic Air Jordans to Kanye West’s Yezzy line, sneakers sure have come along way since the spiked running shoe back in 1860. Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture is a book that chronicles the many miles and trends sneakers have traversed over the years. Once a simple necessity, sneakers are now a cultural phenomenon in themselves and author Elizabeth Semmelhack has braved the smell to explore the many tracks they have covered.
Self-described as a groundbreaking travel exhibition, this book explores various sneaker museums and archives around the world to give you a glimpse, without the smell, into the unique history of sneaker culture. Whether it be the Reebok archives or Kosow Sneaker Musuem, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture gets to the bottom of what has made sneakers so great over the years. So regardless if you are a Nike or Adidas man, this book will give you a whole new appreciation for those things on your feet.