Three books that centre on the same topic, full of photos and information

Even if they came out few years ago, these books tell the story of those footwear pieces that bring together all generations, not just millennials or gen X, Y or Z. These iconic, cult models were almost never ‘Made in Italy’, but they have spurred on many Italian entrepreneurs to compete worldwide with their own highly creative sneaker brands.

Three books to leaf through for a relaxing time.

Stan Smith – Some people think I’m a Shoe!

Published by Rizzoli International

A tennis and style legend, Stan Smith is a personality who is often confused with the shoe that bears his name. The Stan Smith tennis sneaker has achieved cult status since its debut in the early 70s. This is the first book to celebrate the global cultural impact of a footwear model named after a sports champion.

The Ultimate Sneaker Book

Published by Taschen

Sneaker Freaker magazine celebrated its 15 years with this book full of new photos and texts, a selection of the best articles of the magazine alongside specially created content. From the most famous brands to lesser known ones, the publication offers a unique historical perspective, as well as an epic celebration of sneakers and all those who love them.

I love sneaker

Published by White Star

A deep dive into cult sneakers, with the success stories of the many models that have become a point of reference for a whole generation. From those that rose to glory on sports fields to designer brands, a journey through the codes of contemporary sneaker culture.