Saturday, 11 February 2012

Mark Batty Publishing. Kicks Japan. Manami Okazaki

Authors: Manami Okazaki and Geoff Johnson
Publishers: Mark Batty Publishing

It's time to put your best foot forward and take a walk in the direction of this fascinating footwear book.
This title takes a look at wearable works of art, most are handmade and hi - tech, you will find this an interesting Sneak-er preview into the world of Japanese footlore.

These shoes originate from the USA and are rooted in skate, hip - hop and graff cultures, they now offer so much more than just somethin to go for a run in.

Kickin it off at the start of this book with what looks, at first glance like a family tree but on closer examination turns out to be a time line, with the first shoe appearing in 1949 and the main footwear fetish gaining momentum from the 1970's up to present day.

Contents include:
Kicks World
Street Snaps
Street Culture
Kustom Kicks

Artists Including:
Hisashi Tenmyouya
Dj kentaro
Shinraro Maruyama

All in all a wicked book, laced with colour pics and a true street vib - ram sole within.

Time to try it on for size...

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