National Sneakers Day celebrates the comfort and versatility of one of the world’s most beloved types of footwear! On this day, people around the globe come together to appreciate the unique style of sneakers. Girls have been known to create interesting trends by combining sneakers with feminine dresses to create a perfect balance of style and comfort.
The modern sneaker has its roots in the 19th century, when craftsmen first developed rubber soles. Initially, these shoes were not popular due to their lack of practicality and comfort. However, this all changed when an American inventor named Charles Nelson Goodyear discovered the process of vulcanization, which made rubber soles much more comfortable.
These new and improved sneakers were embraced by athletes and people with active lifestyles alike. Due to their quiet sole, these shoes soon acquired the nickname “sneakers”, as it became much easier to sneak up on people! In 1892, the American Rubber Company made their first sneaker, and in 1906 Marquis M. Converse marketed them to basketball players.
- The iconic Nike slogan “Just Do It” was apparently uttered by the murderer Gary Gilmour seconds before his execution in 1977.
- The best-selling sneaker model of all time is the Chuck Taylor All-Star.
- The Nike brand logo was designed by a student in 1971, who was paid only $35 for her work. When the brand discovered her identity, they rewarded her with a diamond ring in 1983.
How to take part
This National Sneakers Day, join in the celebration by putting on your favorite pair of sneakers and going for a walk. If your sneakers are looking a bit worse for wear, why not treat yourself to a new pair? And don’t forget to take care of them – with the right cleaning and maintenance products, your sneakers can last for years.
When is National Sneakers Day celebrated in 2023?
National Sneakers Day is observed on October 9 each year.