A man surrounded by lots of bright trainers

Kish with his trainer collection © Patricia Niven/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Obsessive Behaviour

Desire uncovers the world of sportswear obsessives.

From a designer's obsession with football, via one-off, limited edition or cult design pieces, to expensive trainer and tracksuit collections, this section explores how sportswear's function has become almost redundant. Instead, its style has become the key feature.

In this section you can see:

  • a large collection of trainers, collected over a period of twenty years, all belonging to Kish (above)
  • an original manga comic strip featuring a football-obsessed
    Japanese boy and his team, created by Yoichi Takahashi
  • Air Force 1 25th anniversary special edition trainers by