A Visual Compendium of Sneakers
Chuck Taylors have been around since 1917? Crap. Well I hope in 4 years Converse has a big party to celebrate its century of making my feet look awesome and, in honor of the occasion, gives away free shoes or maybe raises Chuck Taylor from the dead. I bet CT would like being risen. He was a marketing evangelist.
In the interim, sneaker fanatics can tide themselves over with Pop Chart Labs' latest debut, A Visual Compendium of Sneakers. Starting with Converse All Stars and working its way through Adidas Stan Smiths (1965), Vans Checkerboards (1976), Air Jordan I's (1985), Reebok The Pumps (1989; remember that shit?!), Yo! MTV Raps Pumas (1997), and Nike Air Yeezy 1's (2009), the poster technically charts athletic shoe history, but really also charts an entire era of sports, pop culture, and rabid consumerism all the way up to 2013's Nike Kobe 8 SYSTEM.
Prints measure 24" x 36", and each is signed by its artists, plus numbered from this first printing of 500.