It's hard to beleave for anyone under the age of abut 35 but there actually was a time where sneakers were not as huge in the daily lives of so many. As long as I have known sneakers have been main stream, and today they are bigger than ever. We will be taking a look 10 of the most influential sneakers ever to release, these can be viewed as ancestors that ushered in the rise of the sneaker culture.
Air Jordan 1- These shoes changed basketball history. Especially since at first Jordans sneakers were banned from the NBA. This shoe is a good texture and mix of leather and cotton, creating one of the most influential shoe of all time.
Stan smith- These shoes are impressively one of the best sneakers ever made, from a great tennis shoe to a fashion statement these shoes are just the way to go when you think clean, classic, anytime shoes.
Chuck Taylors- This is the All American shoe, and it also used to be the only basketball shoe in the NBA, converse look great in every condition and they started it all. OG status has to make them one of the best of sneakers of all time.
New balance 574- Made as a running shoe, the new balance 574 is a beautiful shoe it is an amazing mix from college kid to dad style, but without a doubt a very unique but elegant sneaker.
Superstars- Known to many as the "Shell Toe" these shoes are stellar, and look great with any outfit. Originally brought to fame by classic rap group Run DMC it was the first sneaker to really gain respect in the streetwear world. This makes them one the most important shoes in history and it is also one of Adidas biggest hits so far.
Vans sk8-HI - The best skate and surf shoe ever, bar none.This shoe is the perfect touch of hip and classy, defiantly one of the most iconic designs from streetwear mainstay Vans. They will never go out of style because they look amazing and are nicely priced.
Air force ones - This shoe is made to look good in any colorway, however the Icy White low tops has to be boosted to icon status due to the insanely huge run they had in the late 90s-early 2000s. You were a bum if you didn't own atleast 3 pair, or if you did not toss them away the instant the toe creased. Not to mention the video of Fat Joe licking the sole of one just to demonstrate that were fresh out the box is just classic.
Asics Gel lytes iii - This is an impeccable shoe that is always unique, it has the perfect touch of beauty and functionality. Theirs really no colorway that can go wrong, you can rock these with just about any outfit.
Nike Huarache- You can go to the any concert any mall and you will always see someone were this shoe, it is such a good shoe that its getting to the point were you're hard pressed to find someone who doesn't own a pair. It is the perfect mix of uniqueness and symmetry, no matter what season u can never go wrong.
Puma suede- This street shoe are right up there with the Shell toe in the OG category, always one of a kind. Hats must be removed for this quintessential classic.