To coincide with the upcoming exhibition going by the same name, Elizabeth Semmelhack will soon be releasing Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, an in-depth look at one of the world's most coveted accessories. Not only does the book feature a visual history of notable footwear, but it also boasts insight from such sneaker-related influentials as Tinker Hatfield, Bobbito Garcia, Eric Avar, Walt Frazier, Christian Louboutin and more.

Upon being around since the mid-19th century, sneakers have since gone on to transcend gender, race, and social status and have accordingly not only turned into a favorite for everyday wear but also an intense hobby and even vocation for others. Alongside the book, which is set to become available in July, the Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibit will be showcased in various cities over the next year and some change. Kicking off in New York next month, the setup highlights roughly 140 pairs of iconic sneakers drawn from various collections and archives.

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