Let's talk "sneakers"......or perhaps we call them "tennis shoes". Whatever we call them, let's discuss.....
Back when I was a young'n (1950s) we called them "Keds", which was (if I remember correctly) a brand name. I can still hear my Mother saying, "Dont you be wearing your Keds to church!"
Bear Sneaker Timeline
1950s - Never wore sneakers to school or church or even those CBD shopping trips (via Toledo's olde Community Traction Company).
1960s - Started playing basketball on a regular basis. First shoe of choice: Canvas hi-tops (for good ankle support).
1970s - Wedding at NW Ohio's superb Oak Openings Preserve, to Wife Version 2.0 (Donna). I wore green canvas Chuck Taylor hi-tops.
NOTE: Oak Openings is considered by the Nature Conservacy one of the "best natural areas in the USA".
1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s - Changed basketball shoe to Reebok hi-tops. Better ankle support.
1980s to present - Wearing sneakers almost all of the time. So damn comfortable.
When I was running on a regular basis (1980s, about 30-40 miles a week), my running shoe of choice was a brand that "I just hadda to have" and today I cannot remember the brand name.
Chances are that most of you put sneakers or tennis shoes or "Keds" on your feet. So.....what say you?