Golden Kicks

Author(s): Jason Coles


Many iconic shoes, such as the adidas Stan Smith, Nike Air Jordan and Puma Suede are worn by millions as everyday footwear, but were originally born to bring victory on court, track and field. Golden Kicks reveals the stories behind some of the greatest shoes in sporting history, the roles they played in sport's most significant moments, and how they have made the transition from classic sportswear to mainstream streetwear. Discover the amazing stories behind the shoes, the people who made them, and the athletes who wore them.


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Golden Kicks reveals the fascinating histories behind the most significant sports shoes ever made and the role they played in some of sport's greatest moments.

a trek through sporting history's most important trainers. Including the Le Coqs rocked by Arthur Ashe when he became the first - and only - black man to win Wimbledon in 1975, and the timeless Vans Style #95 Eras worn by skateboarding's key architects, they're all here. A sexy sole super group. Mr Hyde the shoes that helped their wearers become champions are now stars in their own right The Guardian

Jason Coles has been involved in the sports industry his whole life, working with some of the biggest brands, events and athletes in the industry. A self-confessed sneaker-head and walking sport shoe encyclopaedia, he is rarely seen out of his adidas Superstars.

General Fields

  • : 9781472937049
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Featherstone Education
  • : 0.943
  • : September 2016
  • : 190mm X 250mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jason Coles
  • : Hardback
  • : Nov-16
  • : 391.48
  • : 224
  • : Over 100 photographs