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The history of this shoe dates back to the end of the 18th century, when shoes with rubber soles were made. Then they were called canvas shoes, they were very rough and quite primitive, while they were not divided into right and left legs. Already in 1895, Joseph William Foster developed the first model of sports shoes with spikes in England, and in 1892 the American Rubber Company created more comfortable shoes with rubber soles and textile upper. This model received the so-called name “sneakers”. By 1917, these shoes began to be mass-produced under the name “sneakers,” since the man in their shoes walked so quietly that he could go unnoticed to anyone.
Now that sneakers as a type of shoe have gained worldwide popularity, we can assume that there are many interesting facts that no one knows about, now we will tell some of them. Continue reading
March 26, 1987 a legend was born. Her name is Nike Air Max. Thanks to the innovation – special cuts in the sole, the invisible became visible, and the new Nike Air cushioning system helped Nike to forever change the design of running sneakers. In anticipation of a landmark day for fans around the world, we recall the path to becoming and transforming the running shoe icon, Nike Air Max.
It all started with the idea of aerospace engineer Frank Rudy, who had his own vision of the perfect fit of running shoes and its role in the lives of athletes. A simple experiment in depreciation turned into the future of the industry thanks to a meeting between Frank Rudy and Nike President Phil Knight in April 1977. Continue reading
It is believed that sneakers, as an independent type of shoe, appeared in the United States at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The first models were shoes with a rubber sole and fabric upper, as well as a reinforced back and toe. These shoes were so soft and comfortable that the steps of the person walking in them were not even heard. From here the American name of sneakers went – “Sneakers” (sneakers from English sneak – to sneak, sneak up). Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to restore the manufacturer and the exact date of the very first sneakers, since today there are many very conflicting opinions on this.
However, it is well known that in 1917 Converse released the first pair of shoes designed specifically for playing basketball – Converse All-Stars sneakers. Continue reading