Universe Publishing NY
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The definitive primer on the world’s most popular shoe: the basketball sneaker. Basketball shoes have a long and storied
history both on and off the court. Back in the 1930s, a basketball sneaker was created for straight-up performance.
Today, hoops footwear do double duty: they’re designed for and by elite players, but to sneakerheads, how they look is
nearly as important as how they perform. SLAM Kicks breaks down the path of the basketball sneaker, from the birth of
the very first iconic shoe, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, to the white-hot best-selling cultural-phenomenon Nike
Air Jordan sneaker line. This book showcases the hottest basketball kicks over time, throwbacks and new shoes alike,
covering each legendary sneaker and its design, the technical advancements found in the shoe, the athletes who made the
shoe famous, and the cultural waves the footwear has made off the basketball court. Featured sneakers also include the
Adidas Jabbar, the Puma Clyde, the Nike Air Force One, the Reebok Question, the AND1 Tai Chi, the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, and
many others. SLAM Kicks: Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game is the perfect gift for basketball-sneaker fans and
street-fashion enthusiasts alike.