The original intention of sneaker is rubber soled shoe. It is also the vulcanization gumshoe that we called generally. The sneaker has become a kind of culture. The unique shoe culture makes a batch of people who love shoes and collect shoes. So these men are usually called sneaker. Through the literal suffix ER, the word extends to the meaning of shoed collector.
As commodity commercialize gradually, shoes begin to appear many gimmicks too, such as the limited edition, player version, special version, and they are all expensive shoes, which adds more different kinds of shoes lovers in the Sneaker culture.In foreign countries, especially in American, sneaker culture is very popular. There are quite a few good theme blogging web sites of shoes fans. At domestic, shoes fan culture is also growing in these 2 years.
The generalized meaning of sneaker is basketball shoes. Basketball is a demanding sport. In order to cope with the demand, so for a pair of basketball shoes, they need good durability, supportive, stability, flexiblity and good cushioning effect. The constantly starting ,abrupt stop and rapid move around in basketball make you regard the characteristics of shoes as the absolute first place when you picking up basketball shoes.
Besides, your personal play style is also a very important factor. You can choose different types of basketball shoes according to the factor.
The first brand of sneaker is Converse, which was founded in 1908. It occupies a place in the history of the United States owing to its centenary years of history background. Sneakers into life is the sudden link of SNEAKER development. The link includes All star from Converse, Air force 1 from Nike, SUPPER STAR from SDIDAS and so on. These sneakers lead its drab sports mechanization to comfortable, fanshion and leisure gradually, and set up the real SNEAKER culture.
The AIR jordan series basketball shoes of 1985, pushed SNEAKER culture to acme. AIR jordan series relegated to NIKE underneath, which is ordered for the basketball god MICHEAL JORDAN. As Jordan was famous in the NBA, AIR JORDAN basketball series were popular in public and the sneaker culture to its acme. In China, the sneaker culture starts relatively late. Because foreign brands such as NIKE, ADIDAS began pouring into the domestic market in the late 1980s, adding domestic consumption level is limited, so the sneaker culture came into being in 90s.
The sneaker is a relatively recent invention rooted in the industrial revolution. After the invention of sulfur rubber new materials and new production lines, manufacturing shoes need not finished by hand of shoemaker like before, but efficient producted by machine with less investment. In the early 20th century, there have born many shoes brands. But until after Hollywood treated sneakers as fashionable, the sneaker become athletes wearing the mainstream. Hollywood choose sneaker as fashion dress twice, the one is in 1930s, the other one is in 1950s when the adolescents idol James Dean wearing jeans, T-shirt and sneakers appear in the stage photo. From then on, these cheap and durable shoes become a part of the formal wear among the world youth.