Joy in the Mundane: Winter 2022

Putting the Pep Back in Your Step: The History of the Running Shoe

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Winter 2022


running shoe, history of the running shoe, shoe machinery, running shoe brands


Within this project, we examine the intriguing history of the running shoe. It gives you an insight into how this invention began, and where it's headed. The website created gives you a timeline of major events from the 1800-present. As you move through the different tabs offered, you will be given an in-depth look into the inventions, machinery used to create the running shoe, brands of running shoes in the past and present, and significant figures that got the running shoe where it is today. After exploring both major sections of this website you will see how the running shoe transitioned from an athletic tool into a fashion item and cultural symbol.


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)

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