You may not think of 1965 as a prime year for sneaker innovation, but boy, would you be wrong. There were plenty of firsts in 1965 — the first skateboard shoe, developed by Randolph Rubber (one of whose developers, Paul Van Doren, would go on to establish his own company — Vans — the following year), the first leather tennis shoe (the Robert Haillet from adidas, which would later be re-named the Stan Smith) as well as the introduction of proto-modern leather basketball shoes including the Puma Basket and the adidas Pro Model. Sorry Converse All-Star, your time is up.
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