A Sneakers Retrospective

Posted by June 17, 2016 - How to walk in these trends, LIFESTYLE, Pop Culture, Things We L@VE

Sneakers – A Brief History

Sneakers have been (fashion) girl’s shoes-to-go for the past 6 decades.

Their invention dates back to the 18th century, when the first shoes with rubber soles were introduced, even though they have not been very convenient at that time because there was no right or left foot. In 1982, Keds started to make more comfortable models with canvas tops, which were being mass produced from 1917. That same year, Converse brought out it’s first sneakers, just for playing basketball. 

For the purpose of doing sports, sneakers have become popular in the 1920s, when the German Adi Dassler founded his brand Adidas. His shoes have been worn by contestants of the Olympic Games, what brought Adidas much of attention and fame. 

Finally, in the early 1950s, sneakers turned from a piece of sports equipement to an object of fashion. 

Today, we would like to render hommage to all the rubber soles of the past 60+ years with a retrospective! Scroll down for the best and most famous sneaker moments since 1952 and shop the models, that are still available (and trending!) today.


Marilyn Monroe wore Keds, starring in the 1952 premiering movie Clash By Night. Pairing them with what we today call Mom-Jeans, she made history.

Clash By Night II


John Lennon, the (most) famous member of The Beatles, with his iconic style – including sneakers!

John Lennon


In the 1976 premiering TV show Charlie’s Angels actress Farrah Fawcett stunned with her perfect blowout AND outfit – including Nikes. 

Farrah Fawcett


In the 80s, sneakers went BIG, literally. The Hip Hop inspired style of that time required chunky (mostly white) trainers. 



Elle Macpherson, one of the 90s’ supermodel gang, rocked the red Adidas Gazelles. 

Elle Macpherson


In 2003 Uma Thurman wore Onitsuka Tiger Sneakers, matching her fighting suit, in Kill Bill fighting against the Crazy 88. 



Although it didn’t came reality, Marty Mc Fly wore the coolest Nike self-lacing sneakers in 1989′s 2015 in the movie Back To The Future II. 


After all this time traveling, you sure want to get your hands on at least one of this vintage-but-still-and-forever-trendy sneakers…

Go ahead and shop them at HUMANIC!

Keds Champion Cvo (on sale now!)


Adidas Originals Superstar Animal


Nike Women’s Court Borough Mid



Adidas Gazelle OG


Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66


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