ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46

Give the Gift of Sneaker Freaker Issue 46 Right Now!

Been a long time coming but we finally made it just in time for Silly Season! Issue 46 of the world’s greatest boogazine is finally out and here’s a sneak peek inside the latest edition of Sneaker Freaker.

Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46

Niche collectors can be as scarce as the unicorns they chase, but we managed to hunt down three exemplars for #46. Simply B delivers a straight-up account as a lynchpin of the women’s sneaker community in sunny Miami. Expect exclamations of ‘I remember those!’ as Brooklyn-bred Chris Rosario lives out his 1990s hoop dreams. And thirdly, another kind of rare beast has been spotted in Shanghai: one of the last BAPE foot soldiers left in the wild, who goes by the name Patrick Pan.

On the topic of those notorious candy-coloured ‘homage’ sneakers, get comfortable before diving into our 7000-word dissection of the Wild West that is trademark protection (or lack thereof) in the sneakersphere. This fascinating look at the land of lawsuits – represented by a flagrantly fake Air Max Plus – bares all on the glossy, tabloid-esque cover of our latest print project.

Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
Sneaker Freaker Issue 46
,Sneaker Freaker Issue 46

While the question of real versus fake remains debated, a bona fide headache has been the stream of seasonal product slowing to a trickle. The Suez Canal wasn’t the only channel blocking logistics – read up on the latest challenges yanking on the supply chain inside the new mag.

Thankfully, there were still a fair few heaters that made it onto store shelves and the pages of Issue 46. Patta’s latest Air Max 1 highlights the second front cover, while Salehe Bembury reaches peak clog. We also take an inquisitive look at how Li-Ning, Timberland and PUMA are each making their mark with futurism, green strides and the power of three, respectively.

And finally, we put out another call to cop our new book SOLED OUT before it is indeed SOLD OUT. Find your nearest stockist here.

Purchase Issue 46 now via the Sneaker Freaker Shop!​ Click here for our full Where To Buy list.

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