Since its invention in the 19th century, the footwear has been about much more than athletics—conveying ideas about national identity, class, race, and other forms of social meaning.

Source: The Long Political History of Sneaker Culture – The Atlantic

Politics aside, I just came across this article coincidentally after watching the movie “Just for Kicks” today.  For the sneaker-heads out there, you might find this article and the movie quite interesting.

 

Rindge Leaphart

 

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