Made for Skate
â€˜The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwearâ€™.
Authors: JÃ¼rgen BlÃ¼mlein, Daniel Schmid, Dirk Vogel
This book documents the evolution of skateboard footwear from its barefoot beginnings to the latest editions â€“ all photographed superlatively. As well as featuring the old skool brands such as Vans, Airwalk, Vision etc. the book is a comprehensive catalogue of now defunct brands such as Skate Rage, Titus Shoes (Germany), Etnics (France), Pacer Hogs (UK).
There is also information and images relating to some massive failures from big brands e.g. Clarks Shoes, Harley Davidson, Brooks, Troop â€“ all eager to capitalize on the lucrative skateboard industry. Skate personalities featured include Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Nata Kaupas, Don Brown, Paul Rodriguez, Chad Muska, Mike Vallely, Adrian Lopez. Tim Gavin and many more.
For anyone who has skated over the last 5 decades, then this is your essential reference guide. Or even if you like looking at pictures of trashed Jordan 1â€™s, and want to find out why they became so popular with skaters in the 80â€™s, this is the book for you!
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Pictures after the drop