The ‘First Pair+’ and ‘The Next Pair’ Heroes Women in Sneaker Culture
Los Angeles–based writer and editor Christyna Pourhabib has followed up her debut book The First Pair with very special expansion dubbed The First Pair+ | The Next Pair. After participating in Nike’s Air Max Accelerator program, Christyna has compiled anecdotes from some of the most influential women in the sneaker game, asking them one simple question: what was the first pair of sneakers that made you feel fly?
The aim of the project was to showcase women who transformed sneaker culture, and women who are forging new paths and shaping the future of the industry.
‘From Harlem to Tulsa, these stories celebrate the ingenuity that lies at the intersection of sneakers and the women who design and wear them,’ explains Christyna.
One of the many amazing women in the featured is the director of creative projects for Nordstrom, Olivia Kim, who shared the following:
‘Women in sneakers and streetwear bring a really different perspective to a culture and a style that has felt so male-dominated.’
The First Pair+ | The Next Pair book is now available at Nike SOHO and SNS Los Angeles. Books are limited and not for sale. However, you can still read it online here.
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