National Sneakers Day is dedicated to one of the most comfortable shoes in the world! Wearing sneakers, you can go anywhere and not be afraid to look silly or pretentious. Girls are now creating interesting trends, perfectly balancing sneakers with feminine dresses. There really is no substitute for them – join the celebration if you are a fan of them too!
The first analogues of the modern type of footwear appeared in the 19th century. It was during this period that craftsmen learned how to create rubber soles. At first, no one appreciated the products because of the inconvenience and lack of practicality. Then Charles Nelson Goodyear, an American inventor, thought of throwing rubber into a furnace. The material was vulcanized and the world learned about rubber.
The rubber soles were much better than their predecessors! Such sneakers were used by athletes and people who loved an active lifestyle. Users noted that such a sole was even quieter: they joked that it became much easier to sneak up on people.
In 1892, the American Rubber Company learned about the new material and made unique shoes, which they called sneakers. Although the products were, to put it mildly, original, it was difficult with buyers. The organization could not decide who could wear sneakers. Entrepreneur Marquis M. Converse found the answer by offering these shoes to basketball players.
Did you know that:
- many are inclined to believe that the recognizable Nike slogan “Just Do It” was invented by the killer Gary Gilmour. It happened seconds before his execution in 1977 – he just shouted this phrase;
- best-selling sneakers – Chuck Taylor All-Star;
- The Nike brand logo was created in 1971. A student girl did the work, receiving $ 35 for her work. In 1983, the brand found a woman and gave her a diamond ring.
How to celebrate
Put on your running shoes and go for a walk. Feel how comfortable it is to walk in them! If the shoes are very outdated, buy a new pair – it doesn’t matter if it’s a fashion brand or the most common one. Take care of products, buy special cleaning and processing products, and then they will last for many years.
When is National Sneakers Day celebrated in 2022?
National Sneakers Day is observed on October 9 each year.