January 24, 2021

Iconic American Shoes for Independence Day: From Casual Sneakers to Trendy Boots

Even if you’re not in the mood for red, white and blue footwear, you can still celebrate Independence Day with your shoe style tomorrow. American shoe manufacturers have made a mark on the industry with a variety of styles — for both men and women — and there are many footwear options available for those looking to express their patriotism.
While the United States may not have the storied history of France or Italy when it comes to high-end shoes, the U.S. has paved the way for the rest of the world when it comes to sneakers. Many of the popular brands selling casual, easy-to-wear kicks started in the U.S.
An iconic Converse sneaker.
One of the most storied American brands is Converse (bought by sportswear giant Nike) which began in 1917 with the Chuck Taylor All-Star. While the shoe’s began as a basketball style, you won’t find many of these trainers on the court today. Still, Converse work perfectly for an Independence Day celebration, whether you’re wearing your kicks out on the sand or to a backyard barbecue.
Massachusetts-born Keds is another sneaker brand founded in the United States in the 1910s. The sneakers have stayed popular, especially among high school-aged girls, through marketing campaigns

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