A Lookback at 100 Years of Sneaker Evolution
To celebrate 100 years of the humble sneaker, The Idle Man have created an interactive timeline of the most seminal sneakers ever made. Combining facts and images progressing all the way from the first ever variation of the sneaker at the turn of the 19th century to the modern day Nike Hyperadapt. The History of Sneakers takes you on a journey through the decades enabling you to reminisce about your most loved trainers past and present.
“We’re all sneakerheads here at The Idle Man and one day the topic of the ‘best trainers ever made’ popped up. From there the idea snowballed and seemed to take on a life of its own and this is the result” – Alex Outlaw, CMO & Co-Founder
This fully interactive timeline allows you to see how each brand has grown and developed over the last century. Take the Adidas Superstars, originally made in 1969 as a basketball shoe, it was catapulted into stardom by Run DMC when their song My Adidas rose to the top of the charts. The New York rap legends then wore them on tour, which prompted fans to hold up their very own Adidas in homage to the trio, and, to the sneakers themselves. To get more fun facts like this just click on one of the Sneakers: History of Sneakers.
About The Idle Man:
The Idle Man, is an online destination for curated menswear. Combining content and commerce to make the shopping process simple and fun or as we like to say #StyleMadeEasy