Minnie Mouse is kicking off 2018 better than most. The famous Disney character is celebrating her 90th anniversary, and with that comes a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To add to these milestones, Minnie is also putting her stamp on a line of shoes.
New Balance and Disney have teamed up for a special edition Minnie Mouse footwear collection. Inspired by her signature polka dot dress, the collection includes six shoe styles for women and three for girls. The release comes just in time for Disney’s Minnie Rocks the Dots celebration, along with National Polka Dot Day on Jan. 22.
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Brand ambassador or ballerina? Selena Gomez assumed both roles for her second campaign with Puma, a spring 2018 launch of the brand’s latest drop of ballet-inspired sneakers and apparel (aptly titled En Pointe) that were done in partnership with the dancers of the New York City Ballet. Shot by Alberto Turincio, Gomez is captured performing a high-kick in a pretty pink crop top and mesh-striped leggings, tying the laces of her Phenom Low Satin kicks, and smoldering in a millennial pink performance sweatshirt (and not, thank god, attempting to pirouette — something that previous brands hav...more
An unnamed Cleveland woman was cited for disorderly conduct after allegedly tossing a neighbor’s expensive running shoes into a body of water and showing little signs of remorse.
It happened in the city’s Broadview Heights area in December, when a man awoke to find someone banging on his door. When he came to investigate, he found a note complaining about loud music. The note also mentioned that a pair of the man’s running shoes — said to be valued at over $400, although a specific make and model were not named — had been thrown into a nearby pond.
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Now that the Levi’s x Air Jordan collection has formally launched, some lucky owners of the collaborative kicks are putting their personal touches on the denim-draped design.
With an indigo denim upper practically begging to be distressed, the retro Air Jordan 4 sneakers have been tattered and torn by several social media users including Mike “Upscale Vandal” Carmago and Kith photographer Tyler Mansour.
From sanding and shredding to full-on bleaching and custom patches, the sneakers have been destroyed in the best way possible.
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The future is here — the Adidas Futurecraft 4D, that is.
The first-of-their-kind sneakers, which were named as one of 2017’s best inventions by Time, are being released today at just three Adidas Consortium stores in the world.
New York area retailers Kith, Packer Shoes and Sneakersnstuff are the lucky trio of doors that will stock the limited-edition shoes.
The key technology behind the Futurecraft 4D is its Futurecraft midsole, was developed in partnership with Redwood City, Calif.-based tech company Carbon, and utilizes a manufacturing process known as Digital Light Synthesis.
Adidas is dipping into its archives for a retro-inspired basketball model that makes use of the brand’s popular modern technologies.
Known as the Crazy BYW (Boost You Wear), this new model combines elements from ‘90s Adidas designs including the Crazy and Feet You Wear lines. Reimagined as Boost You Wear, the model introduces a first for the brand’s Boost cushioning.
Instead of the singlular Boost portions seen in past performance sneakers, the Crazy BYW will use what the brand describes as a three-piece podular construction. Inspired by the Feet You Wear concept of the ‘90s, this build is des...more
Broken Homme, a line of men’s artisan footwear and accessories produced in California, has a new partner. Evolutions Footwear, the parent company of Bed Stu, based in Los Angeles, has acquired the brand from its founders.
According to Evolutions Footwear, the acquisition will allow Broken Homme’s founders Jim Leatherman and Josh Johnson, to expand the label’s market for handmade leather goods. The partners launched their business through a fundraising campaign to purchase Paul’s Boots, a small Goodyear welt boot maker founded in 1970 established to produce union-certif...more
E-commerce is becoming increasingly hot and important for the greater retail landscape, and the sneaker marketplace is not excluded from this.
Here, Footwear News profiled some of the top players in the industry, focusing on the online shopping platforms with stellar functionality, digital innovation, merchandise mix, content lineup and storytelling abilities.
Check out who you could expect big things from in e-commerce in 2018.
Ronnie Fieg and his Kith retail empire dominated sneaker-related headlines in 2017. But the boutique standout isn’t resting on its laurels, and will follow it...more
Back in September during Milan Fashion Week, Donatella Versace dedicated the spring 2018 Versace show — complete with a supermodel reunion — to her late brother Gianni, the founder and original designer of the the family’s namesake label. It marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Versace (who was slain outside of his Miami Beach home in July of 1997), but the tribute revisited the era in its happier days, when the designer was the unofficial King of the Supers (Christy, Cindy, Naomi, Linda, Helena and Carla, to name a few) and he ruled both the runways and the red carpet, the latter...more
Dominic “The Shoe Surgeon” Chambrone often makes attention-grabbing custom sneakers for private clients that the average consumer can’t buy. But his latest creation will be available to the public — however, it will be offered in limited quantities.
The sneaker-creating guru made 10 pairs of what he’s calling the Air Jordan 4 “French Rose White Toe.” The handcrafted look that uses the iconic basketball silhouette is executed predominantly with imported French rose pink nubuck leather, with white matte python employed on the toe panel of the shoe.
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