FAQ about sneakers

What is a “retro sneaker”?

Retro means “imitative of a style or fashion from the recent past”, and sneaker… well you know what a sneaker is. A retro sneaker is therefor an imitative of a style of sneaker from the recent past.

Wash sneakers in the washing machine?

You can with some, just don’t do it too often and only with canvas shoes. Vans, Converse, and other shoes without any leather should be fine. Take off the laces (wash them separately). Use less detergent that you normally would.

Running sports shoes which is in white colour or heavy dirt shoes cannot be washed easily, the wrong way of washing will also impact the pasting between the upper and the bottom sole. To wash expensive shoe, please think twice before washing.

What sneakers are in style?

You find the latest sneakers in style here. But before you go ahead and buy something everyone else has, ask yourself – what sneakers are your style?

Who invented sneakers?

The word “sneaker” is often attributed to American Henry Nelson McKinney who was an advertising agent for N. W. Ayer & Son. In 1917, he used the term because the rubber sole made the shoe stealthy. The name “sneakers” originally referred to how quiet the rubber soles were on the ground, in contrast to noisy standard hard leather sole dress shoes. Someone wearing sneakers could “sneak up” on someone while someone wearing standards could not.


What sneakers did Steve Jobs wear?

Oh yes, we did include this question in our FAQ. Steve Jobs famously wore the same black turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers every day. The retro sneaker model was New Balance 992.

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