BOOK « SNEAKERS CULTURE » By Max Limol
The famous French sneaker collector Max LIMOL, who is a former basketball player and industrial consultant, unveils his new book called « SNEAKERS CULT:URE ». This book 100% made in France aims to break the purely consumerist image of sneakers. It follows the 2 reference books of the author released in 2015 and 2019 : « Sneakers Culture, 100 baskets mythiques » and « 50 shades of Sneakers Culture », respectively.
Dedicated to sneaker culture, this art book demonstrates that through their history, sneakers are found in art, design, cinema, music, sports, technology, society in general. It is indeed a large and important phenomenon, a « sneaker culture ». The fine editor Max Limol has perfectly combined serious and qualitative contents with original and eye-catching images, in order to make this book pleasant and accessible to all, initiates and neophytes alike.
Through the 224 pages of this book, the author shows how in more than a century, sneakers have left the sports fields to become a real global social phenomenon. We discover the inspiring destinies of men and women who are part of this sneaker culture, such as designers, artists, filmmakers, sportsmen or entrepreneurs, through exclusive interviews. For example, the book includes an interview with DJ Fredwreck, the talented beatmaker and songwriter for Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dog and Eminem. On the visual side, the book features more than 200 photos, some of which reveal previously unseen or very rare pairs. We also finc several illustrations by graphic designer Caroline Blanchet, a specialist in sports.
The icing on the cake is the fifteen pages devoted to the Jordan phenomenon, whose popularity continues to grow. Max Limol has been a Michael Jordan fan since he was a child. He kept all his pairs of sneakers as a symbol of the passing of time. Over the years, his passion has defined his path and become a true source of inspiration. Thanks to his books, Max acts as an inventor and shares his passion with as many people as possible. He draws the contours of this new, unusual, rich and unifying culture.
« SNEAKERS CULT:URE » by Max Limol is a beautiful art book with an enriched collector’s edition, numbered and limited to 500 copies. It’s made in France and printed on paper from eco-managed forests (FSC standard) by a printer with the Imprim’Vert label. Available in presale on the KISS KISS BANK platform until November 15, 2021 (https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/fr/projects/sneakers-culture), the price is set at 34€ for the classic version and 90€ for the collector’s edition. An autographed classic model is also available for 50€. Don’t delay to reserve the version of your choice !