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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 men's footwear.

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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