Across the globe, a Japanese man, Kihachiro Onitsuka launched his own sneakers under the name Tiger. It is now more known as ASICS. The Tiger footwear was brought in the US by Blue Ribbon Sports.
In 1966, a sneaker has been loved by surfers and skaters that shows the counterculture style. It originated in Anaheim, California, made and designed by Paul Van Doren. The sneakers are best known as VANS.
As Phil Knight was busy distributing Tiger sneakers in the US. He was inspired to make Nike. Nike was named after the goddess of victory. Later then, their ‘Swoosh’ check logo became a valuable and influential symbol in the sneaker community.