Author:  Ben Osbourne, Scoop Jackson, and Russ Bengtson
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SLAM Kicks' encyclopedia focuses solely on the basketball sneaker. It starts in 1917 with the Chuck Taylor All Star and takes you through the LeBron in 2013. This book shows off basketball kicks over time, throwbacks and new shoes too. Did we mention Complex's own Russ Bengtson also co-authored it?