20 Interesting Sneaker Facts You Don't Remember Image via New Balance

The New Balance 996 was the first running sneaker to cost $100 when it dropped in 1981.

People don't even blink when a pair of sneakers costs $100 in today's market, but at the time, New Balance was seen as revolutionary (and a bit crazy) for making a sneaker at that price point. But the point was that sneakers were worth a $100. The going price for a men's pair of 996s now is $150.

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