Vans: Off the Wall (50th Anniversary Edition)
375 color illustrations
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean
Vans: Off the Wall (50th Anniversary Edition)By Doug Palladini
A celebration, chronicle and must-have for Vans sneakers fans, Vans: Off the Wall offers vivid photography and the compelling story of a casual canvas shoe and a DIY spirit that helped turn pop culture inside out. This updated edition, published to coincide with the brand’s 50th anniversary, brings to life the Vans community of boarders, bikers, artists, musicians, and street culture and the iconic shoes its members love to wear.
With oral histories from Tony Alva, Joel Tudor, Steve Caballero, Stacy Peralta, Oliver Peck, and others—as well as two new chapters of original material—Vans: Off the Wall provides an intimate, visually stunning account of how the company has changed the face of pop culture since its founding in 1966.
By Helen Persson
Beautiful, sculptural objects, shoes are powerful indicators of gender, status, identity, taste, and even sexual preference. Featuring extensive new photography, this is a beautiful and authoritative guide to the history and culture of footwear.Iconic creations by celebrated designers sit alongside masterpieces by unknown craftsmen in this book.