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You probably own at least a dozen sneakers. Sneakers, sneakers, tennis shoes, moccasins, slippers, or whatever you call them – sports shoes have left their mark on our lives since their inception in the early twentieth century. Today we look back to reproduce the chronology of the origin and transformation of this iconic shoe, to see how they achieved such popularity.
Charles Goodyear made rubber-soled shoes possible in 1839 when he invented the vulcanization process. The American inventor, who first conducted the vulcanization of rubber, a process that he discovered in 1839 and patented on June 3, 1844. Continue reading