Sneakers were the footwear of choice when we were kids. We didn’t leave the house without them on our feet. Heck, some of us did not even own dress shoes until age 9 or 10. Sneakers worked in every situation. As adults though, things are different. Now we have multiple pairs of shoes ready for any occasion.
The realities of adult shoe collections suggest a question: are sneakers athletic footwear, high-fashion, or both? There is no right or wrong answer here. It is a matter of personal preference. If you need proof, look no further than a Salt Lake City boutique known as The Stockist. They by no means specialize in athletic wear. It is high-fashion for them. Yet The Stockist includes sneakers in their footwear collection.
An Abbreviated History of Sneakers
This post will not look at the history of sneakers in detail, partly because that would take … Read more