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Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which originally
serves to purpose of protection against adversities of the environment, usually
regarding ground textures and temperature. Footwear in the manner of shoes therefore
primarily serves the purpose to ease the locomotion and prevent injuries. Secondly
footwear can also be used for fashion and adornment. Learn more about
Vintage footwear that was produced
before the 1920s is referred to as antique items produced from the 1920s to 20 years
before the present day is considered vintage. Retrospective or Retro, or "vintage
style" usually refers to footwear that imitates the style of a previous era.
Reproduction, or repro, clothing is a newly made copy of an older garment.
When dealing with collectible vintage footwear, it is important to understand
the difference between true vintage and reproductions. Vintage
is a generic term for shoes originating from a previous era. Learn the
difference between antique fashion and vintage fashion.
A sneakerhead is a person who collects, trades or admires
sneakers as a hobby. A sneakerhead may also be highly experienced in distinguishing
between real and fake replica sneakers. Sneaker collecting is a hobby often manifested
by the use and collection of shoes made for particular sports, particularly basketball
and skateboarding. The birth of sneakerhead culture in the United States came in
the 1980s and can be attributed to two major sources: basketball, specifically the
emergence of Michael Jordan and his eponymous Air Jordan line of shoes released
in 1985, and the growth of hip hop music. The boom of signature basketball shoes
during this era provided the sheer variety necessary for a collecting subculture,
while the Hip-Hop movement gave the sneakers their street credibility as status
symbols. Because the 1980's is more than 20 years ago, sneakers from that
time period would be considered vintage. The Nike Terminator high-top
was introduced in 1985, and was distinguished from the similar Nike Dunk by its
unusual logo—NIKE in large letters across the heel of the shoe. The Terminator also
featured a lace loop on the heel to facilitate wrapping the laces around the shoe;
this and the logo were styles shared by other basketball shoes of the time.
The Reebok BB5600 for another example of a shoe with a prominent heel logo.
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