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How sneakers took over fashion

No item sums up modern fashion as neatly as a sneaker. The major forces shaping so much of current dressing—the influence of sports and music, the retreat of formality, the rise of synthetic materials, the blending of high and low—converge in their plush, grippy soles. What started on the streets is now a fixture of the runway. This is how it happened.
Ada Buchholc for Quartz