Even the most decorated sneaker-heads have never heard of these wildly popular and unique sneaker brands from around the world.
Year of origin: 1972
Country of origin: Denmark
Backstory: Backyard footwear was established in 1972 as a performance badminton shoe. The sneakers were immensely popular throughout Europe in the 80s and 90s. Available for the first time in the USA in 2016.
Year of origin: 1976
Country of origin: Yugoslavia
Backstory: Originally created for the sport of table tennis. Many styles feature bows and other decorations.
Year of origin: 2014
Country of origin: Japan
Backstory: They implore everyone to 'stick to your guns.'
Year of origin: 1990
Country of origin: Italy
Backstory: A fast-moving and avant-garde company that since 1990 has combined Italian design with modern productive structures.