Rather short story of sneakers – how did they become so attractive

Even though sneakers became very popular not that long ago, they have already existed for a rather long time and have their own history. As early as in the eighteenth century guys were wearing sport shoes (which were less or more comfortable, depending on the production process back then. Nonetheless, it was only beginning of the 20th century when sneakers become to be mass produced.

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Surely, it look rathr different than shoes we have on our minds these days when hearing the word “sneakers”. They have two things in common though:

– To get started with, the name. These shoes were already known as “sneakers”. Why? ’Cause person that was wearing them could easily sneak up, as those shoes were very quiet as well as made no noise.

– What is more, this was sporty shoes, which were far more comfortable than typical shoes. At first, they were mainly worn to play sports as well as during sport activities. But it also started to change pretty soon.

In 1950 teenagers were already wearing sneakers as a part of fashion. Nonetheless, the real popularity of sneakers became in the 80s. in USA. What was the reason? First of all, the fashion for being fit has started. Man were admiring Arnold Schwarzenegger and were willing to work out for hours in case to have a body at least similar to his. Women were working out in front of the TV, fighting for fit body.

Futhermore, appearance of hip hop subculture. Almost all famous rappers and skateboarders were wearing sneakers. This become their trademark. As a consequence, young individuals started to follow them in wearing sneakers too (explore here). Moreover, Michael Jordan also should be mention in this article. He was a first famous person, that became some sort of an ambassador of sneakers . The model Nike Air Jordan 1 is well known and widely recognized even today, many years later.

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In the last decade, sneakers became a inherent element of fashion. If somebody wants to be fashionable, there is no other option but having a pair of sneakers. Young and old people wear them as an very fashionable accessory. Plenty of men and women wear them while going to the party. Many women wear sneakers reebok (see information) together with mini skirts. Such a mixture of styles has lately become very famous. And this makes sneakers even more successful than before.

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