10 FACTS ABOUT SHOES. Did you know that …?
Sneakers, or so-called sneakers, have become a necessary part of our life, and for a long time not only sports. Especially after designers and stylists around the world entered into a fashion conspiracy and allowed to combine cross-country with skirts, dresses and coats, as well as, if it is about men, with elegant suits, shirts and trousers. We decided to find interesting facts about sneakers and share with you. So, let’s get started? Did you know that …
1. The founders of the brands Puma and Adidas are actually siblings
At first they worked together in a shoe factory, which they named by their surname Dassler Brothers, which was soon renamed Adidas (one of the brothers was called Adi Dassler). In 1948, the brothers parted ways, they terribly quarreled. So at a distance of only a couple of hundred meters from each other, two sports giants, Adidas and Puma, began to work and flourish.
2. All Jordan Brand sneakers are released on Saturdays.
This decision was made by the management so that young lovers of sneakers did not skip school for the sake of a rare release.
3. The Converse brand went bankrupt
Truth? It is impossible to believe in it, watching the incredible popularity of the brand. However, the company was faced with great difficulties, which led to its bankruptcy in 2001. In 2003, Nike bought the company, and then you know the classic Converse sneakers, which are by far the best-selling shoes in history.
4. The world’s most famous sneaker fan started from scratch.
His name is Mark “Major” Fares. His collection contains more than 3,000 pairs of sneakers for a total value of about $ 750,000. He grew up in a poor family in the New York Bronx. Imagine, all his life, everything that he earned, he invested in sneakers.
5. Faux-pas in sports lodges
Sneaking legends such as Nike and Adidas own their own lodges for viewing all matches without exception, such as, for example, the US Open or the NBA finals. However, there is one BUT. If suddenly one of the guests enters the box in the shoes of a competitor, he will immediately be asked to razzen or change his shoes to the proposed pair of the brand-owner of the box.
6. Incredibly, in 1990, Nike drowned 80,000 pairs of its sneakers.
The containers fell into the Pacific Ocean from the ship and are still there. What a loss, ah !!!
7. Nike Air Force I sneaker is one of the best-selling pair of shoes in the world.
Surprisingly, they were never advertised, that is, completely.
8. Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, once ruined his wife’s waffle iron
He used it to make a new sole design for sneakers. Now we wanted Nike and waffles 🙂
9. The Beatels for Nike
The Nike ad was the first time in history that the Beatles song was used in a video. It was a hit “Revolution No. 9 ”and it was he who, so to speak, voiced the famous Air Max model.
10. All sneaker enthusiasts have run into Asics
But few people will tell you that this is not some word, but the whole abbreviation from “Anima sano in corpore sano”, which in Latin means “A healthy mind in a healthy body”.