Rather short story of sneakers – how did they become that fashionable

Even though sneakers became highly famous not that long ago, they have already been present for a pretty long time and have their very own history. As early as in the eighteenth century individuals were wearing sport shoes (which were less or more convenient, depending on the production process back then. However, it was just beginning of the 20th century when sneakers become to be mass produced.


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Certainly, it look pretty different than shoes we have on our minds those days while hearing the word “sneakers”. They have 2 things in common though:

– First of all, the name. These shoes were already called “sneakers”. Why? ’Cause person who was wearing them was able to easily sneak up, as these shoes were greatly quiet as well as made no noise.

– Futhermore, it was sporty shoes, that were a great deal more comfortable than typical ones. At first, they were mostly worn to play sports as well as during sport activities. However, this also started to change pretty soon.

In 1950 teenagers were already wearing sneakers as a fashionable accessory. Nevertheless, the real popularity of sneakers started 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 able to work out for hours in case to have a body like him. Girls were working out in front of the TV, fighting for fit body.

Futhermore, appearance of hip hop subculture. Most of famous rappers as well as skateboarders were wearing sneakers. This become their trademark. As a consequence, young individuals became to follow them in wearing sneakers too (help/support). Additionally, Michael Jordan also has to be mention in this article. He was a first famous person, that became some category of an ambassador of sneakers . The model Nike Air Jordan 1 is still 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 somebody wants to be fashionable, has no other choice but having a pair of sneakers. Young and old individuals wear them as an extremely fashionable accessory. Lots of people wear them while going to the party. A lot of women wear sneakers reebok (help/support) together with mini skirts. Such a mix of styles has lately become very fashionable. And it makes sneakers even more successful than before.