WORLD'S FIRST ATHLETIC SHOE
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What was the world's first athletic shoe?
Our love of sports got us thinking
about athletic shoes and how they came to be.
During the 18th century in England, the need for a
lightweight shoe came about with the resurgence in running. It all began with
the patent of Wait Webster in 1832. His patent was a process where rubber soles
were attached to shoes and boots. In the 1860’s, a type of croquet shoe was born
that had a rubber sole and a canvas top which was fastened together with laces.
Since a person could move around noiselessly, the name sneakers caught on.
From that day forward, what we all call tennis
shoes has changed over the years with new and improved arches, better soles,
spikes for certain sports, and of course the original canvas covered sneaker is
still seen today only produced in an array of colors and styles.
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