So you think you’re a sneakerhead, do you? But did you know trainers originally didn’t have a left or right foot, or that Nike is named after the Greek Goddess of victory, or that people are more likely to buy high-tops in times of economic uncertainty. Why? Who knows?
The trainer world is full of tidbits like this, so online menswear retailer The Idle Man has pulled on the knowledge of its designers, writers and buyers to produce an interactive guide, charting the history of everyone’s favourite footwear.
As well as brushing up on individual styles like the Adidas Stan Smith and Nike Air Max, the project also ranks the most popular sneakers of all time.
So, whether you’re looking to impress your mates with trivia, or plan on entering Mastermind (specialist subject: flame emoji-level kicks) head over to The Idle Man to view the full guide.