You possibly have sweet memories as regards your LED shoes if your formative years was in the 1990s – running shoes that was the cynosure of all eyes with each step you took. However, how were the sneakers able to transform into what is now a futuristic form? This was how normal shoes transformed into sneakers, and how sneakers transformed into LED-decorated fashion statements.
1917—the Birth of Sneakers
Most shoes were uninteresting, boring and simply plain up until the advent of the mid-nineteenth century. They were designed in a similar way that majority of the people didn’t have a “right” and “left” shoe—one shoe was like the other. That became a thing of the past in 1917, with the advent of the maiden rubber-soled shoes. People started to refer to them as “sneakers” due to how much silent they were in comparison with conventional shoes, prompting the wearer to easily “sneak up” on people like the name “sneakers” implies.
The 1970s and 80s—Sneakers Go High Fashion and High-Tech
By the time World War II ended, the majority of the people wore sneakers for a lot of everyday functions where they had stopped to be status symbols for a long time. The trend became more evident in pop culture as the 70s progressed into the 80s thereby increasing its growth. Popular professional athletes—particularly the NBA basketball stars—started to appear more often as far as sneaker advertisements are concerned.
The 1990s—Sneakers Become Even More Modern
The 1990s witnessed an even higher increase in the status of sneakers, as basketball started to surpass baseball as the most followed sport in America, and NBA superstars such as Michael Jordan became more evident in ad campaigns. However, the most elegant invention eventually hit the store shelves in 1992—Light up Shoes (or LED Shoes).
Today’s LED Sneakers—Not Just for Kids
Nowadays, kids who wore the LED shoes in the 90s have come of age, most feel a great sense of yearning for the exciting, dreamlike sneakers of those days.