Who Was Chuck Taylor and Why Is a Popular Basketball Shoe Named After Him?

It looks like many people have worn a pair of Chuck Taylor’s, the famous canvas shoes that have been around since 1917.  But perhaps not everyone can have the genuine “Chucks.” In 2014, Nike filed a lawsuit against 31 companies – from Wal-Mart to K-Mart – over claims that they copied the … Read more

History of Air Jordans

History of Air Jordans

Air Jordan is a signature brand of shoes produced by Nike. The first ever Air Jordan was created exclusively for Michael Jordan in 1984. When it was released to the public in 1985, it became one of the most popular basketball shoes ever. Today, there are a total of thirty-two Air Jordan … Read more

The History of Nike

The History of Nike

When you’ve seen or heard of the name “Nike,” you’d automatically think of their famous athletic shoes (specifically those awesome Air Jordan shoes). The sports apparel and equipment company was named after the Greek goddess of victory. Nike is typically depicted in art as having wings and wearing a winner’s wreath and … Read more

The History of Running Shoes

The History of Running Shoes

Whichever name you call them – sneakers, trainers, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, etc. – it doesn’t matter as long as running shoes do exactly as they were made to do. Like many other sports gears, running shoes have had their share of history. It has taken us over 200 years to arrive … Read more