Sneakers or tennis shoes are sports shoes that are made of canvas or leather with a rubber sole and are worn for recreation, as a casual shoe or as a fashion item. The name sneaker comes from the fact that the rubber soles are very quiet compared to the loud sound of hard leather soles of dress shoes. The first sneakers were produces in the 1860s in England for cricket. Later in 1919, Converse introduced sneakers as we know them today to the US and they have been a part of America’s Hip-Hop and Rock and Roll culture since.
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