Trainers, sneakers – whatever you want to call them engender devoted passion from collectors and fans. If you want to upset someone wearing fresh white limited edition trainers just suggest a run in a muddy park. The ultimate in street fashion accessory trainer design has influenced so much of popular culture from Run DMC shell toes to Paulie’s white sneaker collection of identical pairs in the Sopranos. We all remember the pain of not having the right trainers and not fitting in – right? For me its all about classic Adidas – a Samba or a Gazelle.
A Visual Compendium of Sneakers is a stunning graphic poster of the history of trainer design and you can buy a copy from the genius infographic designers at Pop Chart Labs.