FROM SPORTS SHOES TO SNEAKERS

  • Paolo Martinelli
  • 23/05/2021
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Sneakers. ¿What does it mean? ¿What are they?

Sports shoes has changed a lot in the last 40 years. At the beginning they were an object used only in the gym or for running, within the years become a fashion accessory, essential to identify and enrich your own style.

Sneakers is one of the thousand ways to call a sports shoe. This name, sneakers, is consolidating, especially in fashion, as name of an entire category.

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Sneakers. Pronunciation and etymology.

Let start with the basics. Sneakers is an English term, the correct pronunciation term is: / ’sni: kəz /. If the phonetic symbols do not remind you anything, just call them "snikers".

Etymology speaking, the verb "to sneak", in the root of the word, comes from the English of the 1500 and is about: to move silently. And what better way to do it than a good pair of rubber soles?

The term ”sneakers”, with reference to this new type of shoes, was already used in the second half of the 19th century and by the end of the century won the honors of the citation in the Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary, becoming a vocabulary of current usage in the English language.

Fashion caused the word sneakers to be released in all languages, transforming it into a term in a much broader vocabulary: the one spoken by all style lovers.

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Be ready to impress at any age.

Sneakers are ageless and some models are more iconic than others.

There are brands that came from the world of sports and others that are only into fashion such as Balenciaga, Off White, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Hogan and Philipp Plein just to name a few really importants.

¡¡¡So, let find your sneaker!!!

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