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New Photo Book Explores History's Greatest '1000 Sneakers'

This is a must-read for sneakerheads.
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(Photo: '1000 Sneakers: A Guide to the World’s Greatest Kicks, from Sport to Street'  by Mathieu Le Maux, Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York, 2016)

(Photo: '1000 Sneakers: A Guide to the World’s Greatest Kicks, from Sport to Street' by Mathieu Le Maux, Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York, 2016)

With incessant hysteria surrounding each Yeezy release and buzzy celebrity collaborations hitting shelves daily, it can be hard to remember the sneaker has a surprisingly storied and long-ranging history.

A new photo book from Mathieu Le Maux, 1000 Sneakers, provides some context. It runs through some of the most iconic—as well as bizarre—variations to hit shelves over the past century.

The motley collection reveals that just about every corner of culture, from fashion and art to hip-hop and sports, has left an imprint on sneaker history.

This book includes enduring favorites like the Adidas Jabbar, the Puma Clyde, the Nike Air Force 1, and the Sk8 High Vans, though you'll have to buy it to see the full line-up.

For kicks, we figured we'd leave you with six of the flashiest and most outlandish options to ogle. 

Rick Owens x Adidas

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

Jaspers in Grey and Pink from Louis Vuitton x Kanye West

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

Converse Knees

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

Nike Air Mag

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

Onitsuka Mexico 66

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

Burberry Prorsum Green the Field Colour Block Trainers

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

(Photo: Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York)

1,000 Sneakers will sell for $29.95, when it hit shelves on October 2016 through Universe Publishing