Marie photographed by James K Lowe
for Katherine is Awesome

Syndetics book coverSneakers : the complete limited editions guide / written and designed by U-Dox.
Sneakers, I guess you either love them or hate, wear them or don’t.  But either way you can’t deny their practicality and ubiquity.  Their popularity in ‘fashion’ comes and goes.  Right now I would say they’re having a moment – 90s revival Stan Smiths, high-fashion Celine / Vans rip-offs, ever-present Converse, high-tech mimimalist Nikes.  The library has some new sneaker books for you to enjoy and obsess over.  This lovely, glossy Thames and Hudson pictorial above and the newly reprinted classic tome below.

Syndetics book coverWhere’d you get those? : New York City’s sneaker culture, 1960-1987 / Bobbito Garcia.
Documenting more than 400 pairs of sneakers in a highly illustrated, chronological format, this expanded edition includes new sneakers.