Over the years, a passion for fashion has increased in both men and women alike. There are different kinds of fashion wear, for both genders and new styles keep coming up every day. One of the many things that people love the most is shoes. And just like there are different types of women shoes, so also there are for men. Shoes are a necessity because not only are they fashionable and make us look neater and smarter, but they also protect the feet from the harshness of the bare ground. Walking bare feet could cause blisters and wounds under the feet and eventually, be a source for germs to get under the skin. They also improve the way we walk and help to correct bad posture. There are different types of shoes for men, and some of the popular ones include loafers, boots and most importantly, sneakers. Sneakers were initially invented with canvas tops in 1892 and they were called Keds. By 1917, men's sneakers were mass produced and they got their name from the fact that they didn't make any noise, and anyone who wore them could easily sneak up on someone. In the year 1924, a German, Adi Dassler created a sneaker that he named after himself. This sneaker, Adidas became the most popular athletic shoes in the world. Later, Adi's brother, by the name of Rudi, started another sports shoe company that we know as Puma. Sneakers were initially worn as sports shoes in the first half of the 20th century but by 1950s, they became fashion statements worn by kids and today, they have transcended into the different types and the huge fashion statement we now know it as. There are different types of sneakers for men, and they all have slightly different looks and can be made from different materials. The types of sneakers include:
Low top sneakers: these are the most common designs of sneakers. They cover the foot but do not cover or support any part of the ankle. They are perfect for casual wear, especially when a lot of movement is not expected. A common brand of these shoes is the Converse low top sneakers, the most popular of their designs being the Chuck Taylor All-Star, which was first made in 1917. These shoes still maintain the same design they were originally made with, although, they come in a variety of colors.
High-top sneakers: these are designed to cover and support the ankle, unlike the former. They have laces that come up to the top of the shoe and this help to provide stability. A popular brand would be the Nike's Air Jordan, first introduced in 1985, based on the legend, Michael Jordan. They can be worn off and on the basketball court.
Slip on sneakers: these shoes do not have laces, and like the name suggests, they can be slipped on over the foot. This means that they have some elastic in the upper part of the shoe that enables the feet to slip in easily. A popular brand of these shoes is the Vans Classic Slip Ons, which were made in 1976.
The soles of most sneakers are made with rubber, but the top can have a variety of other materials, the most popular being canvas, and leather sneakers. Buy fashion sneakers for men online with ease on the no 1 online mall in Ghana, simply by using the search bar to search for exactly what brand you want. Choose from a list of Adidas, Puma, Nike and Converse sneakers that Jumia Ghana brings to you and enjoy the world of online shopping.