THESNEKERSBOX - A GUIDE TO SNEAKER CULTURE | No.01

“... Sneaker Culture is spreading and this book that you now hold in your hands is a vital tool which will aid in your exploration into the world of kicks.”

– Kish Kash 
 
After years in the making, it's finally ready and with true excitement we bring to you the issue #1 of our book “TheSneakersBox - A Guide To Sneaker Culture”. The official release of the book took place at Sneakerness Zurich and it's now available throught selected stores around the globe (listed at the end of this article). For this first edition of the book we also made some special collaborations with the artists Kwills and Need More, and with the Finnish brand Karhu, to give you some limitited edition goodies, such as the t-shirt (TheSneakersBox X Kwills X Karhu), the art print (TheSneakersBox X Kwills X Need More) and TheSneakersBox bag.
 

Six years ago, TheSneakersBox was created with the intention of having a guide to sneaker stores around the world. There was a true necessity of this becoming a reality - all major directories had fallen in the hands of neglect and none proved to be up to date, listing stores that have been closed for quite some time.
The book, at its core, is essentially that, a sneaker stores guide, but it also offers a look into what goes on in sneaker culture. Events, artists inspired work by sneakers, and photography. Tons of photography. TheSneakersBox lives footwear. The team is formed by creatives, storeowners, designers, influencers, with a common passion for sneakers bringing all of them together.
The intention of the book is to showcase what is going on in the sneaker culture, looking at the previous year and historically giving a context to what moves and motivates the culture. The book is a yearly publication released every spring and it's our sincere hope that you join us in this celebration of sneaker culture.

- TheSneakersBox Team


• Chapters:

- SNEAKERS: rubber soles, mixed uppers, it doesn’t matter, the handful of pictures you’re going to see we hope will get you excited...
(by El Zapatillaz Tio, Jaime Erice, Pierre Margheritta, Thomas Semelliker, Tommy Boudreau, Guillermo Erice, Pierre Faitot, Le Goff Fabrice)

- ARTISTS: their inspiration is footwear, and they manage to take that piece of art and turn it into their own...
(by Kwills, S-Art, Need More, Jaime Erice, Pins, Sole Panda, Phil Toys, El Zapatillaz Tio, Careaux, Tommy Boudreau, Steve Piantoni, JCustom)

- STORES: over 300 of the best sneaker stores worldwide, big and small, with a rich history or young, we like them all…

- EVENTS: a selection of the hottest sneaker events around the world. We had to check them out, here’s what we found out about them… 

• Cover by Kwills
 
• Preface by Kish Kash

• Contributors:
Paolo Beghini, Guillermo Erice and the G’s family, Kish Kash, Tommaso Fido, Thomas Semelliker, El Zapatillaz Tio, Jaime Erice, Tommy Boudreau, Raquel Sanz, Guillermo Ferrando, Mark Watson, Claudia Sevignani, Milo Zanghellini, Pierre Faitot, Le Goff Fabrice, Pierre Margheritta
 
• Official retailers:
Need More - Germany
Kosmos - Italy
asphaltgold - Germany
FRS - U.S.A.
Raphael - Italy
Sauce - Switzerland
Suede - Italy
Unity - Italy
Ageha - Italy
I Love Tokyo - Italy
Seven sneaker store - Switzerland
Sneakers76 - Italy
The 6th Floor - Austria
43einhalb - Germany
Schrittmacher - Germany
Alte Schule - Germany
Mate - Germany
Exclusive Store - The Netherlands
Sunika - The Netherlands