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Different Types of Sneakers

These shoes are so versatile that some people even have dress up sneakers. The fist kind are the wear every day types. Male and females alike will wear these as they just about the best feeling shoes on your feet.

These are made from either real leather or fake leather for the top portion. Leather is soft and allows your feet to breath. On the inside of this shoe is a pad that your foot rests on. This pad may be removable or it may be glued in there. The bottom of this sneaker is rubber. You will find all sneaker bottoms made of rubber.

You can wear these around the house, to the park or for a stroll around the neighborhood. They will feel cushioned and protect your feet. I bet you did not know that there are actually dance sneakers. These have to be designed a little different in that much more movement is required. You will find some of these have a mesh and are much lighter than other types of this shoe.

The bottom of these have what is called spin circles. This allows for turns. The back of the shoe in the heel has a notch. This allows the dance partner to do lifts and have something stable to use so their partner is not dropped. These dance sneakers will have a variety of ways to attach them to your feet. Pick out the one that best fits you. These shoes also provide additional support. These are so light that they give the dancer a wide range of movement while also providing a the necessary cushioning to protect the joints and back. Sports sneakers are for the athlete. With the right shoe, the player can last a long time during a game without getting fatigued. The shoes should be an extension of the player. They should feel like part of his or her own body. The construction can be of canvas or leather. Most will prefer leather. These athletic sneakers have a whole bunch of things built into them to help protect the player from injury. Things like encapsulated air pockets, cushioned soles and more. They come in low cut and high cut. The high cut being for maximum ankle support and protection. A player will actually perform better with the right sneaker.

Sneakers Rule the Fashion World

The first rubber soled shoes, not yet known as sneakers, made their appearance in the 1800’s. By the 1890’s Goodyear, just a rubber shoe company at the time, began making rubber and canvas shoes. The shoes went by a variety of names until they settled on Keds. It was actually Keds, once they became mass produced in 1917 that became known as sneakers. The moniker was bestowed by Henry Nelson McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son who noted that the shoes were quiet, making not a sound no matter what surface they came in contact with.

Keds that were among the first sneakers to actually be chosen for fashion reasons. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Keds were often worn with socks and leg warmers and became part of many cheerleading ensembles. As the popularity of Keds increased, other shoe manufacturers jumped on the band wagon. As far back as the 1960s, Pro Keds used for professional sports were popular with athletes. Today, the vintage fashion movement has made them popular again.

Today, Keds and many other manufacturers focus on individual style. Pairing clothing with fashion sneakers creates a total package for the person who wants to be appreciated for his or her style. Canvas tops, wedges and even personalized shoes can make so much more a fashion statement than the sneakers of years gone by.

Converse, Adidas and Nike all have had their moment in sun as fashion icons in the world of sneakers. As shoe manufacturers began to see the power their products had, they strove to create ever-changing designs, styles and looks that would appeal to broader consumer base. Now there is something available for every individual regardless of their age, tastes and budget constraints.

And sneakers aren’t just for wearing with your jeans anymore. If you think I’m kidding, perhaps you haven’t tuned in to music over the last few years. More than a few songs have been written about sneakers or at least feature them prominently. The popularity of wearing sneakers with everything has such appeal; the idea has even been immortalized in the popular song “La La Land Machine” by Demi Lovato. While she croons about wearing her Converse with her dresses, any sneakers in any color will do just as well.