Meet the Stan Smith Superfan Who Has More Than 200 Pairs of the Sneaker - 1時間前  Footwear News

Tommy Ohlsson, otherwise known as @fysikern, has collected more than 200 pairs of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. Considered one of the best-selling tennis shoes of all time, the style originally released in the early 1970s. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone sporting the famous sneaker. But Ohlsson has been collecting Stan Smiths since long before the shoe was reintroduced in 2014 and started flying off the shelves. Tommy Ohlsson wearing Stan Smiths. In a conversation with Highsnobiety, the Swedish Stan Smith fan talked about his love for the shoe and how it all started, tellin...more
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Melania Trump’s Shoe Style as First Lady - 2時間前  Footwear News

First Lady Melania Trump turns 47-years-old today, and to celebrate we’re taking a look at the former model’s shoe style since President Donald Trump took office. Since Inauguration Day, Trump has had more and more official public appearances. And she’s rarely not seen wearing heels. Moreover, she’s rarely not wearing Christian Louboutins. However, for Easter, Trump opted for pastel pink pointy-toed ballet flats. April 2017: Melania Trump in a Hervé Pierre dress and pink flats. Earlier in April, the First Lady was seen exiting Air Force One wearing sky-high stiletto pum...more
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Feit Debuts Flip-Flops That Are Seriously Chic — and Eco-Friendly - 2時間前  Footwear News

Feit is welcoming summer’s arrival in fine style. The footwear brand, founded by Australian brothers Josh and Tull Price, continues to expand its warm-weather offerings. After launching unisex slides last spring, Feit has debuted its own take on the classic thong flip-flop. The unisex look takes design cues from the classic geta sandals worn by geishas, but updated with modern technology and earth-conscious materials. A closeup of Feit’s bamboo flip-flop in natural tan. The soles, for instance, are formed from three layers of eco-friendly bamboo that have been fused together and sh...more
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Why Fashion Companies Are on the Fence About Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts - 3時間前  Footwear News

President Trump today laid out a tax reform plan that includes sharp cuts in individual and corporate tax rates — including the plan’s headline making centerpiece: a 15 percent business tax rate, a significant reduction from the current rate of 35 percent. The proposal also calls for a reduction in the number of individual tax brackets, from seven to three brackets: 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. The plan did not include a controversial border adjustment tax (BAT), which has been  widely criticized by many footwear and apparel firms. It did, however, signal support for switching to a t...more
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From Supreme to Timberland, All the Shoe Brands Comme des Garçons Has Collaborated With - 3時間前  Footwear News

The Met Gala — or “Oscars of Fashion” — on May 1 is fast approaching, and with it the launch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibition. The eagerly anticipated show opens May 4, so what better opportunity to revisit our favorite footwear collaborations from the storied Japanese brand. Supreme The newest Supreme x Comme des Garçons Shirt collaboration debuted in February, but the second wave drops in May with an additional Nike hookup. The Comme version of the Nike Air Force 1 Low, a whi...more
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Brooklyn Beckham Is Starting a Quirky Sneaker Trend - 4時間前  Footwear News

These days, when Brooklyn Beckham isn’t wearing sold out Saint Laurent sneakers, it’s very possible you’ll catch the 18-year-old donning a new shoe trend that he came up with — mismatching kicks. Yup, David and Victoria Beckham’s son is quite the trailblazing trendsetter. We first spotted Beckham, who describes himself as a “photographer” in his Instagram profile, sporting the avant garde shoe look when he attended the Alexander Wang fall ’17 show at New York Fashion Week back in February. In this instance, he paired two different Converse shoes — in black a...more
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How a Portland Entrepreneur Turned Novelty Socks Into a Growing Business - 5時間前  Footwear News

When it comes to creating novelty socks, 13-year-old brand Sock It To Me has some novel concepts: Big Foot riding a bicycle. Taco-shaped dinosaurs. Skateboarding bananas. Those playful patterns are at the heart of the label’s growing business. In 2016, the Portland, Ore.-based brand, which offers socks for men, women and children, topped $10 million in sales. Its designs even caught the eye of former President Bill Clinton, who earlier this month gifted the Labrador and Honey Bees styles to former President George H.W. Bush. Great to spend time with @GeorgeHWBush & Mrs. Bush in Houston...more
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Terri Seymour Hit the Runway in Nothing But ‘Knickers’ and the 9-inch Heels That Toppled Naomi Campbell - 6時間前  Footwear News

Naomi Campbell, queen of the catwalk, the master of the runway strut, stumbled to the floor in a towering pair of Vivienne Westwood’s iconic platform-heeled Super Elevated Gillie shoes during a spring 1994 presentation. To say the least, strapping on the skyscraper shoes was daunting for TV personality Terri Seymour, who got her start as a model and once walked in Westwood’s show with the infamous 9-inch heels. Daunting, but for reasons other than walking in the shoes. Terri Seymour, daughter Coco Seymour-Mallon, who had on kids’ Chuck Taylors, and her partner Clark Mallon at...more
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Serena Williams Makes First Public Appearance Since Pregnancy Announcement on Social Media - 6時間前  Footwear News

Serena Williams: world champion athlete and accidental Snapchatter. On Tuesday night, the Nike ambassador took the TED Talk stage with moderator Gayle King to elaborate on her latest Grand Slam title, engagement to Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian, and accidental pregnancy reveal on social media. This was Williams’ first public appearance since the world discovered her baby bump on her Snapchat account. “Well, actually it was an accident,” she explained at the Vancouver conference. “I’ve been just saving [the photo], but you know how social media is — you press the wrong button...more
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Why Ugg’s Dimming Revenues Could Be the Biggest Hurdle to a Deckers Sale - 7時間前  Footwear News

Although Deckers Brands confirmed this week that a possible sale is at least one of the options that the company is currently mulling, several market watchers are doubtful that the firm’s once “it brand” has what it takes to lure a viable strategic buyer. “We don’t believe a strategic buyer would be interested in Deckers given the state of the Ugg brand, which is far less healthy now as compared to 2010,” wrote Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP analyst Sam Poser on Wednesday. Ugg makes up about 80 percent of Deckers annual revenue, Poser noted, adding that a financial buyer may take an in...more
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How One Indie Sneaker Brand From Toronto Became a Fashion Insider Favorite - 1時間前  Footwear News

Longtime friends, sneaker aficionados and co-designers George Sully and Henry Wong set out to make perfectly pared-down premium men’s and women’s kicks in 2011. “We pooled our connections together — his in design, production and logistics, and me in design, graphics and marketing,” said Sully of the Toronto-based company. “Clean construction and quality is what defines us.” Sully Wong super low court sneaker. Since then, the brand, which also includes bags and is priced in that sweet spot of $150 for low courts to $350 for athletic-soled boots, has steadily ...more
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One of Retail’s Most Powerful Female Executives Is Leaving the Industry - 2時間前  Footwear News

After 11 years, Mindy Grossman is leaving the top spot at HSN Inc. to take the reins of Weight Watchers. “I have always gone after what I want and made strategic moves at different times in my career,” Grossman said last year in an interview for FN’s Women in Power issue. “Believe in yourself, be willing to take strategic risks, surround yourself with not just a network but with authentic relationships and always act with integrity and confidence.” During her stint at HSN, Grossman has worked to dramatically transform the company into a digital-first business. She also ...more
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Ariana Grande Wears Fenty x Puma Sneakers With See-Through Bra - 3時間前  Footwear News

This past weekend at Coachella Ariana Grande was spotted taking a respite from her “Dangerous Woman” tour to support her boyfriend Mac Miller for his performance at the music festival. Grande chose to play it somewhat low-key this weekend, dressing down in sweatpants and a For Love and Lemons bralette for the occasion. For footwear, the “Side to Side” singer opted for Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma satin bow sneakers in a bubblegum pink colorway. The shoe style has been popular among celebs lately — Lena Dunham just donned the green version of the sneaker for a red carpe...more
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Kylie Jenner Gets Cozy in Balenciaga Sneakers With Travis Scott - 3時間前  Footwear News

Perhaps a mutual sneaker appreciation is the reason behind Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner’s relationship? The rumored couple was spotted courtside at Tuesday night’s Rockets vs. Thunder NBA game in Houston. Both wore matching red T-shirts, which complemented the sea of fans behind them as they reportedly cuddled. Scott gave a musical performance to kick off the game for the Rockets, his hometown team. Jenner has dominated the shoe game in recent appearances. The Puma ambassador kept things grounded alongside Scott in black Balenciaga paneled high-top sneakers, which retail for $795...more
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Psychologist Explains What That Eggplant, High Heel and Sneaker Emoji Really Says About You - 4時間前  Footwear News

The meaning behind some emojis aren’t hard to parse: a kissing face; the “OK” finger sign; an eggplant. But what about the emojis that come in the form of red heels, beige sandals, thigh-high boots, white sneakers and brown oxfords? Popular emojis featuring footwear graphics. “Part of the reason branded emoji keyboards are so popular is because they enable people to give the impression of being clothed in Nike or Versace, without the price tag associated with it,” said Monica A. Riordan, Ph.D., who works in experimental psychology and is an assistant professor of psychology at Chat...more
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This Bot-Beating Mobile App Wants to Make Buying Hard-to-Get Kicks Easier - 5時間前  Footwear News

Andrew Raisman isn’t promising Copdate will guarantee that all sneakerheads are able to buy hard-to-get kicks such as Yeezys and Jordans, but he is certain that using it will make the purchasing process less painful for all parties involved. Founded by Raisman, Copdate is a mobile app (available from the Apple App Store and Google Play) designed to help sneaker fans get today’s hottest and most sought-after kicks on their feet. The app aims to lessen the headaches created by bots, camping out and unpopular raffles. “Sneaker releases have taken on ridiculous proportions, betwe...more
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How Celebs Braved the Torrential NYC Rain in Heels for the Time 100 Gala - 6時間前  Footwear News

The weather was far from perfect last night (Tuesday, April 25) at the Time 100 Gala in New York, but that didn’t stop celebrities from stepping out to celebrate 2017’s most influential people. Despite raining cats and dogs, stars stunned in sky-high stilettos for the occasion. Blake Lively walked the red carpet with husband Ryan Reynolds wearing a floral lace gown by Marchesa, that likely required a lot of boob tape to keep everything in place. The “Deadpool” actor who sported a navy suit, seemed to be a fan of his wife’s look, admiring her as they posed for pict...more
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How You Can Win Yeezys by Playing a Video Game - 6時間前  Footwear News

Scoring Yeezys has never been easier. Thanks to Italian retailer Slam Jam, sneakerheads will have an opportunity to skip the campouts, raffles and sign-ups for this weekend’s “Cream White” Yeezy Boost 350 V2 release. Instead, the store’s e-commerce site, Slam Jam Socialism, is challenging Yeezy seekers to play a video game on its website. Known as Arcade-Ism, the retro-style game is a spin on the internet classic T-Rex running game. Slam Jam Socialism’s Arcade-Ism video game. “Why camping out the stores when you can gain your place in the queue while playing...more
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Bridal High-Tops and PVC Pumps Steal the Show at Oscar de la Renta - 6時間前  Footwear News

From flower girls in appliquéd high-tops to an inspired jean jacket, cotton tank top, tulle skirt and PVC pumps mashup, this was not your average Oscar de la Renta bridal show. For spring ’18, newly minted co-designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia reworked the wedding-wardrobe playbook to charming, fresh effect. Shoes also walked the line between the house’s vaunted elegance and a welcome modernity. Like the gowns and smart pantsuits on display, styles were crisp and erred on the side of simplicity. Pointed-toe pumps had high-shine PVC inserts at the side and thin piping. They ...more
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Is the Classic Air Jordan 3 ‘Black/Cement’ Rereleasing Next Year? - 7時間前  Footwear News

A fan-favorite Air Jordan style is rumored to return in its original form next year. According to Twitter user @soleheatonfeet, the iconic “Black/Cement Gray” Air Jordan 3 is one of several Jordans set to make a comeback. #ShofKnowsEarly 2018Air Jordan 3 Retro OGBlack/Cement Grey/White/Fire Red854262-001 — SHOF (@soleheatonfeet) April 26, 2017 The return of this classic look is more than enough reason for sneakerheads to get excited, but there’s another piece of info that could make this one of 2018’s most anticipated drops. In place of the Jumpman logo oft...more
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