10 short of interesting facts about the trainers

• 10 short of interesting facts about the sneakers

We offer a small selection of interesting facts about the most, perhaps, the popular footwear in the world, having passionate fans literally everywhere - on sneakers.

10 short of interesting facts about the trainers

1. sneakers name comes from the word "sneak", which translates as "sneak." Sneakers have been named so because it was the first shoe, which could move almost silently.

2 Michael Jordan wanted to sign a contract with Adidas company, not Nike. He even told his agent that if Adidas offer cooperation, he immediately agreed. But they have not offered. As a result, there were sneakers Nike Air Jordan.

3 The first sold brand of sneakers - sneakers brand Keds, which appeared after the "conversion" in 1915.

10 short of interesting facts about the trainers

to 4 Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, once spoiled wife's waffle iron. He used it to make a new design for the soles of shoes.

5 The designer who created the logo of Nike, was for him only 35 US dollars. Now the brand logo design can cost the company 100 or more thousands of dollars. 6. The largest collection of Converse sneakers located in Florida USA. Teacher Penny Gold has spent 15 years and 15 thousand dollars to collect it. The collection - 733 pairs of Converse All Stars.

10 short of interesting facts about the trainers

7. Incredibly, in 1990, Nike "drowned" 80 000 pairs of his shoes. Containers fell into the Pacific Ocean off the ship and are still there.

8 model of sneakers Nike Air Force I is one of the most sold in the world a pair of shoes. Surprisingly, they never advertised.

9 Sellers of sports shoes in 2015 earned more than $ 30 million in Russia.

10 short of interesting facts about the trainers

10 Reebok company almost signed a contract with the famous basketball player LeBron James to 75 million dollars, but they could not do it. The company Nike has offered a contract of $ 90 million and LeBron chose Nike.