The global athletic footwear market is estimated to reach $100.3 billion by 2027 due to the increasing shifts in consumer demands.
While there are always new and upcoming sneakers in the market, there’s no denying that some old-school sneakers have left a lasting impression.
In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top -favorite sneaker pairs with the highest sales.
Nike Air Jordan
First up, we have the Nike Air Jordan that came out in 1985. It was created for the renowned basketball player, Michael Jordan when he was on the Chicago Bulls team. Initially, when he wore them on the court, he was penalized for not following the footwear code. Nike later made some customizations and added white to the sneakers that were loved by the masses.
As soon as these sneakers were released, their sales soared exceptionally high. Now, you’ll find a variety of Air Jordan versions, including ones in collaborations with high-end brands, such as Dior.
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars
The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars came out in 1917 but were soon redesigned and a newer version was out by 1921. This version caught the attention of the public and they flew off the shelves.
With increasing demands, the collaboration between the brand and Chuck Taylor strengthened as they added his signature towards the ankle of the sneakers. The sneakers’ design remains the same till now and continues to generate high sales.
Reebok Pumps Original
As Nike soared with the introduction of the Air Jordan, Reebok was quick to take up the challenge and present something unique. The company took inspiration from an inflatable ski boot and converted that idea into what we now know as the Reebok pump.
The sneakers were released in 1989, and you’d see every other person wearing them. While they were quite expensive compared to the other alternatives in the market, these sneakers sold exceptionally well throughout the years.
Adidas Samba has been in the industry since 1950 and continues to hold the same design that it did more than 70 years ago. While it was initially made for footballers to practice on icy fields, it quickly gained traction amongst the masses.
The pair is known for their durability and comfort, which is why it continues to be a top favorite. The recent sneaker models, the Stan Smith and Superstar, were heavily influenced by the original Adidas Samba design.
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