Sneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of Sports

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Sneaker Wars "Sneaker Wars" presents the fascinating story of the enemy brothers behind two leading sports brands, Adidas and Puma, whose rivalry shaped the modern sports business. Full description

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"Barbara Smit deserves high praise." -- Sunday Telegraph

"What does David Beckham's superstardom have to do with a pair of warring Bavarian brothers in the early 1900s? More than you think, according to this compelling book."--Time Magazine

"Barbara Smit deserves high praise."--Sunday Telegraph

"SNEAKER WARS is great for understanding the ins and out of the industry."--Bobbito Garcia

"Smit brings a keen reporter's eye to the schism between Puma and Adidas. The book also ably tells the broader story of the red-hot global sneaker trade."--Conde Nast Portfolio

"As a history of how so much of the world came to be shod in running shoes, SNEAKER WARS is a book you'll read at a sprint. Drawing from dozens of interviews and stacks of documents, Ms. Smit reconstructs an anecdote-rich history of competition, commercialism and corruption."--Wall Street Journal

"First-class piece of investigative reporting... enthralling narrative tale... invaluable contribution to our understanding of shoes, sports, corruption."--David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

As a history of how so much of the world came to be shod in running shoes, SNEAKER WARS is a book you ll read at a sprint. Drawing from dozens of interviews and stacks of documents, Ms. Smit reconstructs an anecdote-rich history of competition, commercialism and corruption. --Wall Street Journal"

Smit brings a keen reporter s eye to the schism between Puma and Adidas. The book also ably tells the broader story of the red-hot global sneaker trade. --Conde Nast Portfolio"

What does David Beckham s superstardom have to do with a pair of warring Bavarian brothers in the early 1900s? More than you think, according to this compelling book. --Time Magazine"

Barbara Smit deserves high praise. --Sunday Telegraph"

First-class piece of investigative reporting... enthralling narrative tale... invaluable contribution to our understanding of shoes, sports, corruption. --David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero"

SNEAKER WARS is great for understanding the ins and out of the industry. --Bobbito Garcia"

-As a history of how so much of the world came to be shod in running shoes, SNEAKER WARS is a book you'll read at a sprint. Drawing from dozens of interviews and stacks of documents, Ms. Smit reconstructs an anecdote-rich history of competition, commercialism and corruption.---Wall Street Journal

-Smit brings a keen reporter's eye to the schism between Puma and Adidas. The book also ably tells the broader story of the red-hot global sneaker trade.---Conde Nast Portfolio

-What does David Beckham's superstardom have to do with a pair of warring Bavarian brothers in the early 1900s? More than you think, according to this compelling book.---Time Magazine

-Barbara Smit deserves high praise.---Sunday Telegraph

-First-class piece of investigative reporting... enthralling narrative tale... invaluable contribution to our understanding of shoes, sports, corruption.---David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

-SNEAKER WARS is great for understanding the ins and out of the industry.---Bobbito Garcia

About the Author:

Barbara Smit has written for The Financial Times (London), The International Herald Tribune, The Economist, and Time, among other publications. She lives in France.

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