Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Made For Skate: The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear
I ran across a great book via Adam Salo on ESPN.COM Like the moniker says, "Made For Skate" chronicles the history of the skateboard shoe. It starts off by pointing out that back in the day, people skated barefoot a lot.
I haven't seen a physical copy of the book yet, but this one seems like it's worth picking up. It's full of everything from vintage ads to a spread on the point when Shoe Goo dropped into the scene. There are a few shots of someone's old hightops from when people started cutting those down, too.
If you don't have the cash to spring on the book, which is available for purchase at all major booksellers, then you can click through the volume HERE. I think the idea behind that is that you'll do both.