July 9, 2012 BY John Kim / 9
While we can really enjoy the widespread enthusiasm and rapid growth of the sneaker phenomenon, it would be wise for those newer to the sneaker game to take some time and study the history of kicks and why a ‘Retro’ release is such a prized gem. From the earliest days of George ‘Iceman’ Gervin rocking Blazer Mids to the wide selection of kicks in the 90’s classic ‘White Men Can’t Jump’, the older generation of sneakerheads can’t help but tie in a major moment in pop-culture with a particular sneaker. That intimacy of person to sneaker is what served as the driving force of the sneaker sub-culture, but although the way things are done today is quite different, it’s time to put your money where it really counts and explore the history of kicks, illustrated so eloquently in this book titled ‘Mis Zapas’, which contains nearly a century of sneakers and over 468 pages. Cop this sick book directly from Miszapas and let us know if any one of these pages below sparks an exciting memory in your own sneaker history!
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