10 Facts About Athletic shoes


Sneakers are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now widely used for everyday casual wear.

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Tennis Athletic shoes is another term used in Australian, and North American English.

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Athletic shoes were increasingly used for leisure and outdoor activities at the turn of the 20th century - plimsolls were even found with the ill-fated Scott Antarctic expedition of 1911.

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Foster and Sons designed and produced the first Athletic shoes designed for running in 1895; the Athletic shoes were spiked to allow for greater traction and speed.

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Athletic shoes sold its high-quality handmade running shoes to athletes around the world, eventually receiving a contract for the manufacture of running shoes for the British team in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

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Athletic shoes were used by competing athletes at the Olympics, helping to popularise athletic shoes among the general public.

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Athletic shoes successfully marketed his shoes to athletes at the 1936 Summer Olympics, which helped cement his good reputation.

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Sneaker sales rose so high, they began to adversely affect the sales of conventional leather Athletic shoes, leading to a fierce advertising war for market share in the late '50s.

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Soon, Athletic shoes were available for football, jogging, basketball, running, etc.

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Some Athletic shoes are made up to unusually large sizes for athletes with large feet.

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