Talk:Sneakers (footwear)

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Someone removed "Unlike some other footwear, sneakers do not make noise whilst the wearer is walking in them." Seemed harmless enough, in this already rather slender stub. Was it a violation of NPOV or something? The expression "sneaker" must have some history to tell. Is this all Wikipedia has on sneakers? Any links to Puma or Nike etc? --Wetman 07:38, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Not sure you guys will like my reformatting, change if necessary. HallofMirrors 03:37, 18 October 2005 (UTC)


The term "sneaker" itself was first used in 1916 by the US Rubber Company for the Keds brand, because rubber soles made the shoes less squeaky. ... less squeaky than what? --Abdull 12:59, 13 December 2005 (UTC)


Sneakers are NOT called trainers in the UK, and I have removed this suggestion. The illustration shows what is called a plimsoll in the UK. Trainers are completely different. Unfortunately trainer redirects to this page. --Shantavira 14:18, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Indented line — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:04, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

The illustration is only one type of sneaker. The sneaker category pretty much includes most athletic shoes, plimsolls, trainers, and several other sub-categories.


I am removing the "pervertible" section added by Fastifex (talk). Do other contributors think this material belongs in the Sneaker (footwear) article? If I am wrong in deleting it, please correct me. Thanks! --Michael Geary 18:04, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

no, I do not think it belonged here. 23:27, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Another question: Fastifex added a "see also" to Slippering (the punishment). Does that belong here? (Personally I don't think so, but I don't want to be too hasty about it.) --Michael Geary 15:46, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

If there's Slippering, I can see an obvious relation to the topic of Slipper due to the name, and a (short) reference to the proper article is only fair. At Sneaker, however, it's more than a stretch to claim any encyclopedic relevance of one to the other. How many types of shoes are there which should also get a link then? Femto 17:48, 23 July 2006 (UTC)


Up to 25 percent of americans don't wear sneakers.That should be included in this article. One poll in Vanity Fair found out up to 33 percent of americans own one or less pairs of sneakers. I am sure that most of that 33 percent of people probably don't even wear that one pair of sneakers they have otherwise they would have more pairs.

It is relevant to this article. ... added at 00:10, 28 June 2014‎ by User:

I'm mildly surprised at the implication that as many as 75% of Americans wear sneakers. -- Hoary (talk) 07:57, 28 June 2014 (UTC)