Quite short story of sneakers – how did they become that popular

Even though sneakers became greatly fashionable not that long ago, they have already been present for a rather long time and have their very own history. Back in the 18th century men and women were wearing sport shoes (which were less or more comfortable, depending on the production process back then. Nonetheless, it was only beginning of the twentieth century when sneakers started to be mass produced.
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Apparently, it look pretty different than shoes we have on our minds those days while hearing the word “sneakers”. They have two things in common though:

- Firstly, the name. Those shoes were already called “sneakers”. Why? Because person that was wearing them was able to easily sneak up, as these shoes were highly quiet as well as made no noise.

- Futhermore, it was sporty shoes, which were far more comfortable than standard ones. At first, they were mainly worn to play sports as well as during sport activities. However, this also started to change quite soon.

In 1950 young people were already wearing sneakers as a part of fashion. However, the real popularity of sneakers became in the 80s. in USA. Why? First of all, the fashion for staying fit has begun. Man were admiring Arnold Schwarzenegger and were willing to work out for hours to have a body like him. Girls were working out in front of their TV, hoping to have a fit body.

Second, emergence of hip hop subculture. Most of famous rappers and skateboarders were wearing sneakers. This become kind of a trademark. As a consequence, young guys became to follow them in wearing sneakers too (worth checking out). Furthermore, Michael Jordan also should be mention as part of the history. He was a first known around the word person, that became some category 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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During the last decade, sneakers became a permanent element of fashion. If someone wants to be fashionable, there is no other option but having a pair of sneakers. Young and old men and women wear them as an greatly fashionable accessory. Plenty of men and females wear them while going to the party. Lots of women wear sneakers reebok (see examples) together with mini skirts. Such a mixture of styles has lately become very famous. And it makes sneakers even more successful than previously.

Posted by Administrator on 2018-02-02 11:45:19
Tags: Kind, sort, shoes, category, typě, sneakers