Welcome back to the Sneaker Book Club! For a quick refresher, we’ll be sharing interesting books covering anything and everything about sneakers. The one condition of the texts we feature is that they must exist in physical form! After all, our magazine still hits shelves as a print edition.
Sneaker Book Club was launched with Nike’s A Brief History of Speed – it even had Steven Smith digging out his copy of the pocket-sized gem! This time, we look at another important book that chronicles the evolution of sneaker culture and the wider streetwear scene: All Gone 2006.
The passion project of Michael Dupouy, the mind behind French agency La MJC, All Gone is an annually-produced book looking back on the year just passed, through the lens of ‘The Finest of Street Culture’.
In 2006, the rise of Internet-based communications and content drastically began to change the way street culture was accessed and consumed. Of course, it’s even crazier today, but Dupouy had the foresight to produce All Gone as a ‘reference guide of cultural symbols of a community, which has never stopped growing’.
This resonates with us at Sneaker Freaker, because while Dupouy describes himself as ‘a staunch Internet supporter’, he also does ‘not think the medium will replace books when it comes to remembering the past’.