Who Invented Trainers?


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Patricia Williamson Profile

The British English term "trainer" derives from "training shoe". There is evidence that this usage of "trainer" originated as a genericised tradename for a make of training shoe made in 1968 by Gola.

Meg Thomas Profile
Meg Thomas answered

I support you, I also like the sportswear brand Adidas and I often buy it. Now there are a lot of stores that charge up on this brand, but I found a store where clothes are adidas, as well as nike, you can buy as profitably as possible. Here is a link to the store page with this brand, try to look. I bet you enjoy it.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I don't know -.- adidas or nike?
Please, someone answers the question  it's too much important
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I would like to know who invented the first pair of trainers,
Julii Brainard Profile
Julii Brainard answered
Until the late 1800s most shoes weren't even made to distinguish between left and right feet.  Plimsolls with rubber soles for athletic activity were sold, but these were heavy, all leather and durable rather than comfortable casual light-weight shoes.    In 1892 the Americans came up with canvas-top plimsoles: Dubbed sneakers because they were so quiet.  The first specialised sport shoes were made for basketball in 1917.  Adidas deserves as much credit as anybody, the company started producing specialist athletic shoes in the 1920s.    Sneakers were still just sporting footwear, until they became a fashion statement among teens in 1950s America. The shoes were often called 'tennis shoes', and were light, not durable, more canvas than leather.    Well-made athletic shoes mostly made of leather and at reasonable prices for the mass market did not really appear, even in the United States, until the late 1970s.  In the UK such shoes were marketed heavily on an image of athleticism, especially running, and their utility in general sport, such as for training sessions, i.e. "trainers".    Today sales of trainers comprise 20% of the UK shoe market (by volume).

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