2013 brought so many great things to hip-hop music, but it also marked the10 year anniversary for one of the mega manuscripts our culture: Where’d You Get Those: New York City’s Sneaker Culture 1960-187. Written by Bobbito Garcia, Where’d You Get Those? is essentially a must have for sneakerheads (from the purists to the re-sellers) and subculture enthusiasts, alike.
Simply put, your favorite sneaker blog would have no basis without the book. It truly revolutionized the industry. There’s a ton of dope releases on the horizon, but learning the history is important before we move forward. Since WYGT is an extensive guide to the golden years, here’s a list of items to introduce you to the doctrine.