Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (Dress, Body, Culture) by Yuniya Kawamura
English | January 28th, 2016 | ASIN: B017YQHWGC, ISBN: 0857857223, 0857857339 | 194 Pages | EPUB | 7.89 MB
This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, American sneaker enthusiasts, popularly known as "sneakerheads†? or "sneakerholics†?, have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands.
How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them fashionable?