Yeah, you may have a closet full of heat but are you well-versed about the flyness on your feet? Just like any other industry, there are a few things going on behind the scenes, some hidden meanings, and of course some details close to the people who helped build these brands. Complex compiled a list of 50 random facts that should surprise even the most knowledgeable collector — we don’t want to give too much away though. Check out our gallery of 50 Sneaker Facts You Didn’t Know.

Originally compiled by: Richard Dryden, Brendan Frederick, Thomas Golianopoulus, Maclean Jackson, Toshitaka Kondo, Joe La Puma, Justin Monroe, Damien Scott, and Brian Scotto