Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shoe thurdsday !

Quote of the day :

"There is no such thing in anyone's life 
as an unimportant day."

Alexander Woollcott
American Author

Its shoe thursday people. So the week is almost over already,and the month has hit the ground running. 

Funny how time flies as we are already 8 days into the new year. 
For those of you that made resolutions, any luck so far? 
Have you turned over a new leaf yet, or do you still await for some inspiration to hit you before you do so. Hmnnn? 


TODAY'S FEATURE 

Today's feature is on myairshoes.com website, they sent me a mail wanting to know if they could link to my blog (seeing that i love fahsion),which is kinda cool with me. 

inset: airshoes.com website
Anyways, they claim to be the #1 internet footwear community. 
And their mission is to bring visitors release dates and news about their favorite shoes. Information about Air Jordans Sneakers, Nike Air Force Ones, Reebok Shoes, Adidas Shoes, Converse Sneakers, and more. 
So for you shoe/sneakers lovers out there, you can get more info about the website here  http://www.myairshoes.com/  

Brief history on shoes/sneakers

First Rubber Soled Shoes/Sneakers
The first rubber soled shoes called plimsolls were developed and manufactured in the United States in the late 1800s. 
On January 24, 1899, Humphrey O'Sullivan received the first patent for a rubber heel for shoes.
From 1892 to 1913, the rubber footwear divisions of U.S. Rubber were manufacturing their products under 30 different brand names. The company consolidated these brands under one name.When choosing a name, the initial favorite was Peds, from the Latin meaning foot, but someone else held that trademark. By 1916, the two final alternatives were Veds or Keds, with the stronger sounding Keds being the final choice.
The word "sneaker" was coined by Henry Nelson McKinney, an advertising agent for N. W. Ayer & Son, because the rubber sole made the shoe stealthy or quiet, all other shoes, with the exception of moccasins, made noise when you walked.


1 comment:

  1. Nice....you should do one on womens shoes..theyre d one crazy abt shoes

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