Sneakers have come a long way. In their hundred-plus year history, they've gone from primitive pieces of athletic equipment to status symbols, from on-court wear to everywhere. And along the way, they've impacted everything from sports to retail to entertainment. Whether you believe that there is an actual "sneaker culture" or not, you can't argue that the once lowly sneaker has left its mark on culture as a whole. So, from that whole history, we present 50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever, in chronological order. Read and learn.

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