Buch Made For Skate
inkl. 19% MwSt.
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SKATEBOARD FOOTWEAR Although they form the most crucial interface between skaters and their boards, skateboard shoes have until now received little to no focus. Made for skate changes that. It tells the story of the shoes developed and worn throughout the many peaks and valleys of skateboarding´s colorful fifty-year history. With over 1.000 photographs of shoes and shoe graphics, a behind-the-scenes story emerges wonderfully illustrating the evolution of skateboard culture. Much has been written about riding technique, improvements in skateboard hardware and their graphics and art. Made for skate puts the spotlight on all aspects of the shoe. It is a story about design, about engineering, and above all about fashion and the cultural influence of the street. From the first skateboard-specific shoe, the randy 720°s, released in 1965, made for skate – the illustrated history of skateboard footwear traces the evolution of skateboard footwear all the way to the modern-day, state-of-the-art shoe design propelling skateboarding into the future. The book brings classic shoes back to life in full-page large format studio images taken by professional photographers, and features the historic ads and brand merchandising that accompanied their launch. This is the story of skateboard footwear seen through the eyes of those who lived it, with first-hand accounts and commentaries by leading skateboarders past and present. Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Natas Kaupas, Pierre André Senizergues, Don Brown, Claus Grabke, Paul Rodriguez, Chad Muska, Mike Vallely, Adrian Lopez, Mark Gonzales, Tim Gavin, Ed Templeton, Arto Saari and many others contribute their thoughts, along with leading shoe designers and artists, including James Arizumi, Jeremy Fish, Andy Howell and Todd Bratrud.