SNEAKERS are everywhere-transcending religion culture and ideology they have become an integral part of modern life across the globe. In this lively look at the world's most comfortable shoe host Daniel H. Wilson uncovers the surprising story of a multibillion-dollar global industry that has inspired music movies and even has it's own subculture. Join Daniel as he explores the evolution of the sneaker-from the seventeenth-century plimsoll shoe to the turn-of-the-century Converse classic to the super high-tech models of today. Get an inside look into how modern sneakers are manufactured and watch as Daniel is put through the paces by biomechanics experts at the Brooks Sports lab to find the perfect shoe for his feet. From around the block to around the world THE WORKS unlocks the secret to the sneaker phenomenon.