SNEAKERS – The Upper Soleciety started out in early 2008 as a rather vague brainchild with a lot of potential but no real direction, transformed into the idea of a low-budget fanzine and finally hit the streets in january 2009 with a full-on professional quarterly format including not only the latest news of the sneaker-worlds but also background stories on labels, shops and styles, interviews with artists and designers, unique photo-shootings, cultural-kicks studies and the not-so-usual this-and-that?s. With a circulation of 35.000 copies sold all over germany, austria and switzerland we truly rule the sole with a lot of soul!
Sneakers No. 4: The D.I.Y. Issue
You´ve heard about it, read about it- now experience the power of true “Do-it-yourself works” in the newest and up until now biggest issue of SNEAKERS. In our fourth edition we not only present you the truth behind the latest Design-your-own tactics of Reebok and Timberland but also dig deep into the infamous Flaek-Sneaker project while Supremebeings very own handcrafting connaisseur Damian Quinn tells it like it is.
With visiting Barcelona kicks-wise we continue our worldwide roadtrip in search of the best shops and maddest hangouts before moving up north for an interview with the Crooked Tongues guys.
Also included: A chat with Reebok-Pump architect Paul Litchfield, the history behind the mighty Puma Suede, a 30th anniversary piece on Kangaroos, the weird and wonderful world of Sneaker-Fetishism, the latest in lacing techniques and marker-art and a whole lotta kicks!!!! Enjoy!