Over 100 years ago, the first sports shoes
were called “plimsolls”. They were very simple – the left
foot and the right foot were the same!
Sports shoes from Germany
In 1924, Adi and Rudolf Dassler, two German brothers, started a sports shoe
company in a small village in Germany. They called the company Adidas. Their
shoes were for athletes. They were the best sports shoes in the world and they
were soon famous.
Trainers and fashion
Then in the 1950s a famous, young American actor, James Dean, wore trainers,
jeans and a T-shirt in a film. Trainers were now “in” – and cheap. Soon, young
- people everywhere wore trainers (and jeans) too.
In the 1960s and 70s, Nike, Adidas and other companies started making hi-tech
trainers. These shoes were very comfortable – but sometimes also very expensive.
Today, the price of a pair of trainers can be over $100.
Meine Zusammenfassung (Summary):
The article „the history of trainers“ is about the history of trainers.
The first sports shoes ever made were called plimsolls, the left and right foot were the same.
Two German brothers Adi and Rudolf Dassler, started a sports shoe company in Germany,
in 1924 and called it Adidas, they made shoes for athletes, and became very famous.
James Daen a young American actor wore trainers in a film,
the trainers became „in“ and cheap. Young people started to wear trainers.
Nike, Adidas and other companies made hi-tech trainers in the 1960 and 70s.
They were very comfortable, and very expansive, even today they cost over 100$.