1892 In 1892, Goodyear released a re-design of the plimsoll which they called Keds, featuring thick rubber soles that were melded to canvas fabric. The shoe had a lace up design that offered more support for the wearer. George Rinhart - Getty Images

Early 1900s In the beginning of the 1900s, the plimsoll was still very common. Here, a group of young men from North Carolina are seen wearing this kind of shoe while boxing. Kirn Vintage Stock - Getty Images

1914 Olympic sprinter Alvin Kraenzlein is seen training for the 1916 Olympic games in Berlin in a thin and lightweight pair of shoes. ullstein bild Dtl. - Getty Images

1917 It wasn't until 1917 that Keds began being mass produced and soon they were everywhere. Here, a man is seen wearing a pair at the lake. The New York Historical Society - Getty Images

1919 Boxing was one of the most popular sports in the '20s and was quick to embrace this new shoe design, which helped boxers remain agile while maneuvering around the ring. Mirrorpix - Getty Images

1920 Great Britain's Albert Hill won both the 800- and 1500-meter dashes at the Antwerp Olympics wearing shoes specifically designed for running short distances. Hulton Archive - Getty Images

1925 Goodyear was the first company to realize the correlation between running and Keds. The company began marketing their designs for running in the '20 and more sports followed. Bettmann - Getty Images

Early 1930s The popular shoe style eventually became known as sneakers, because they were so quiet thanks to their rubber soles that you could easily sneak up on someone in them. The Montifraulo Collection - Getty Images

1935 A crosshatching design on the tip of Goodyear's soles gave the shoes extra grip, which is ideal for a sport like tennis. H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock - Getty Images

1936 Adolf "Adi" Dassler (the founder of Adidas) created the modern running shoe in 1925. It gained massive recognition when Olympic Gold Medalist, Jesse Owens, wore a pair of Dassler's shoes to the 1936 games. Print Collector - Getty Images

Late 1930s The sneaker is the perfect shoe for active children and by the late '30s both boys and girls were sporting them. H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock - Getty Images

Early 1940s In the peak of World War II, a young boy pulls a cart of discarded sneakers to the rubber salvage. Smith Collection/Gado - Getty Images

1945 A group of men use their sneakers' non-slip soles to their advantage during a game of tug of war. William C. Shrout - Getty Images

Late 1940s Converse sneakers were invented specifically for the kind of non-stick grip that was required on the basketball court. The company began making their shoe in 1917 and their All-Stars became the sport's signature sneaker. Adolf Dassler was also expanding his company at this time. In 1949, Dassler registered the now-ionic three stripe logo as the company's trademark. Bettmann - Getty Images

Early 1950s Running shoes continued to evolve in the '50s, with the addition of spikes on the bottom of sprinting-specific shoes. Bettmann - Getty Images

1955 By 1955, a number of companies introduced their own adaptations of the sneaker, which incorporated the original canvas and rubber design. ullstein bild - Getty Images

Late 1950s By 1957, Keds began marketing their shoes toward everyday families, while continuing to build on their reputation of comfort. Picture Post - Getty Images

Early 1960s Two women marvel at an Adidas running shoe. This one featured spikes on the bottom of the sole for traction. Keystone-France - Getty Images

1965 Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars slowly became more and more popular, especially with children. H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock - Getty Images

Late 1960s The sport of tennis skyrocketed in popularity in the United States in the '60s, leading to a mass market of tennis gear, especially tennis shoes. Pictorial Parade - Getty Images

Early 1970s English middle distance runner Tony Simmons shows off his Adidas sneakers before a race. Pryke - Getty Images

1975 What shoes does the star of The Six Million Dollar Man wear to defeat crime? Adidas, of course. During the '70s, this brand was the go-to for running shoes. Hulton Archive - Getty Images

1976 Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) was wearing a pair of Adidas shoes when she lead the United States to victory in the 1976 Olympic decathlon. Focus On Sport - Getty Images

Late 1970s Over the decade sneakers became bigger, with more support around the ankle and a chunkier heel. Denver Post - Getty Images

Early 1980s Runner Sebastian Coe changes out of his Nike sneakers and into his running shoes. The athlete competed in the 800- and 1500-meter dashes at the Heinz Games in London in 1982. Hulton Deutsch - Getty Images

1984 The year everything in the sneaker world changed. Air Jordans were produced exclusively for Michael Jordan and marked the beginning of the brand's collaboration with the basketball legend. The public release of the Air Jordan I a year later spurred pandemonium. Focus On Sport - Getty Images

1985 With Nike cornering the sports market, Adidas began marketing toward everyday, non-athletic usage. The brand iconically collaborated with music group Run-D.M.C. to introduce the brand to a whole new market. Oliver Morris - Getty Images

Late 1980s Nike released their Air Force STS sneakers in the early '80s, featuring their iconic Swoosh logo, which is said to be symbolic of their connection to Greek mythology and represents fluid movement and speed. Henry Groskinsky - Getty Images

Early 1990s Sneakers became more of a fashion statement in the '90s. The chunkier, the better. NBC - Getty Images

1995 Reebok made its way onto the sneaker scene in 1995 in a big way. The release of the Reebok Instapump caught the attention of burgeoning sneakerheads everywhere. James Keyser - Getty Images

1996 With the Air Jordan brand lagging in sales, Nike was reportedly considering dropping the brandthat is, until the Air Jordan XI was released. The design sparked huge sales and introduced the patent lining trend, which lingered for years to follow. ROBYN BECK - Getty Images

Late 1990s Sorry, did you think the chunky Dad trend was just for Millennial influencers in 2019? Nope. This trend was prevalent with just about every gender and age group in the late '90s. New York Daily News Archive - Getty Images

Early 2000s In 2000, Nike released a special running shoe with shoxa series of columns in the heels that provided cushioning for athletes. John B. Carnett - Getty Images

2005 Customization was big in the mid-aughts, as sneakers were becoming more and more of a fashion statement. Keith Beaty - Getty Images

2008 Usain Bolt broke a world record in the 100-meter dash at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His gold sneakers made headlines almost as much as the fact that the Jamaican sprinter finished the race with untied laces . Michael Steele - Getty Images

Late 2000s Nike upped its aerodynamic designs once more at the end of the decade by releasing the first edition of Nike Frees in 2005. The shoe is supposed to mimic a bare foot and was prompted by the company after they observed track athletes training barefoot . Boston Globe - Getty Images

2010 Patent leather lining, inspired by Air Jordan XI, were still hugely popular in 2010. Just ask Justin Timberlake. James Devaney - Getty Images

2015 In 2015, Kayne West launched Yeezy sneakers and the whole game changed. The rapper partnered with Adidas and only released a limited amount to maintain exclusivity. Christian Vierig - Getty Images

2019 The most popular sneaker of 2019? Travis Scott's highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG collaboration. JEFF KOWALSKY - Getty Images