Minnie Mouse Is Putting Her Stamp On a Line of New Balance Sneakers - 2時間前  Footwear News

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. Detailed in ...more
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Selena Gomez Gives Us Sporty Ballerina Vibes in Puma’s Latest Sneakers - 2時間前  Footwear News

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
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Angry Neighbor Reportedly Throws Man’s $400 Running Shoes Into a Pond - 2時間前  Footwear News

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. According to a report by Advance Ohio&#...more
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People Are Bleaching and Destroying the Levi’s x Air Jordan 4 Sneakers - 3時間前  Footwear News

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. This limited launch released globally at just a handful of doors ...more
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How to Get the Limited-Edition Adidas Futurecraft 4D Sneakers Today - 4時間前  Footwear News

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 Future...more
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Adidas Is Releasing These Crazy Limited-Edition Boost Sneakers This Month - 6時間前  Footwear News

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
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Evolutions Footwear Acquires Broken Homme to Expand Handcrafted Shoes for Men - 7時間前  Footwear News

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
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The 7 Best Sites to Buy Sneakers in 2018 - 8時間前  Footwear News

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. Kith.com 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
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The Best Versace Runway Looks — And Shoes — From the ’90s - 9時間前  Footwear News

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
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There are Only 10 Pairs of This Shoe Surgeon Custom Air Jordan 4 — and You Can Buy a Pair Tonight - 1日前  Footwear News

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. A closeup o...more
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AI-Personalized Marketing to Improve Dialogue Between Retailers & Consumers - 2時間前  Footwear News

National Retail Federation’s latest conference saw a fair share of exhibitor announcements, and many will dramatically influence the footwear industry. To that end, a spokesperson for software developer Retail Pro International pointed to the company’s growing partnership with marketing and customer retention platform AppCard. According to the spokesperson, the result will be AI-driven personalized marketing and loyalty for specialty retail. Specifically, the spokesperson said that by using the Retail Pro-AppCard experience, specialty retailers will be empowered to capitalize on POS data for t...more
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Why Cozy Slippers Are This Season’s Biggest Street Style Trend - 2時間前  Footwear News

Celebrities seem to be embracing hygge this winter — whether they’re inside their homes or outside braving the cold temperatures. In the past few weeks, Hailey Baldwin, Jennifer Lawrence and Karlie Kloss have all stepped out in cozy house slippers, making stylish statements along the way. Just this week, Hailey Baldwin — our 2017 Style Influencer of the Year — wore a pair of pink fuzzy Gucci Princetown Merino slippers. These certainly weren’t your typical house slippers. The 21-year-old styled the two-toned style with light blue jeans and a hoodie, topping off the look with an over...more
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What Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target & Walmart Have Said About Their New Tax Kickbacks - 3時間前  Footwear News

For beleaguered retailers hoping to rouse their firms out of a digital-induced coma, federal tax reform may be just what the doctor ordered. According to the National Retail Federation, retailers — which typically enjoy very few deductions and credits compared with other industries — will likely be among the biggest winners as the corporate tax rate falls from 35 percent to 21 percent. With the 2017 holiday season generally cast as a win for many of retail’s big names — Nordstrom, Macy’s and JCPenney are examples — the 2018 backdrop seems promising. Here, four retailers that have addressed the...more
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Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid & Lil Yachty Make Throwback Reeboks Feel Brand New Again - 4時間前  Footwear News

Singer Ariana Grande, model Gigi Hadid and rapper Lil Yachty may seem different on paper, but they all have something in common: Reebok. The three star in the brand’s spring 2018 ad campaign. And if you thought that was star power, Reebok’s latest campaign also features hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, Teyana Taylor, graffiti artists Felipe Pantone and Sany, model Sharina Gutierrez and K-pop’s Somi. Titled “Always Classic,” the ad highlights Reebok Classic’s iconic silhouettes, including the Freestyle Hi, Classic Leather, Club C and Workout Plus sneakers. Each partner we...more
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Knit Sneakers Are So Popular, They’re Driving Up Wool Prices - 4時間前  Footwear News

When Allbirds launched a little under two years ago, the brand broke the sneaker mold with its machine-washable wool runner that not only eschewed synthetic materials in favor of natural New Zealand-sourced merino wool fibers — the first of its kind — but it also served as a shining example of what it means to be a successful sustainably minded business (the company is B Corps-certified, the wool is ZQ-certified and the polyurethane insoles are sourced from castor beans). Cut to present day and Allbirds’ rapid ascent to fame has done two things for the shoe industry: it’s shattered...more
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Kate Moss & Naomi Campbell Return to the Runway for the Louis Vuitton Fall 2018 Men’s Show - 7時間前  Footwear News

For his swan song, Kim Jones tapped ’90s supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss to close out his fall 2018 show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, his last for Louis Vuitton. Cheers rang out as first Campbell and then Moss took their turn on the runway, reaching fever pitch as the duo accompanied Jones for a final lap. Kate Moss on the catwalk. “It’s about clothes that can change, about fabrics that can travel on the body – and transform,” Jones wrote in the show notes. “Discovering something new. A constant voyage.” All-terrain footwear was created with travel in mind and ...more
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The 5 Most Powerful Online Shoe Stores - 8時間前  Footwear News

When it comes to online shoe-selling, it can be tough to get all of the elements right. From storytelling and editorial content to selection and scale, it takes major skills to be an e-commerce powerhouse. For it’s 2018 Best of E-Tail issue, Footwear News sought out the fashion firms with the digital know-how to lure consumers in and also keep them coming back for more. Here, we round up the five big online footwear powerhouses. Nordstrom Inc. Among department stores, Nordstrom has become the leader in taking traditional brick- and-mortar into the digital realm. In the past
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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Coordinate in Monochromatic Looks for Third Public Appearance - 9時間前  Footwear News

In their third official public appearance together since their engagement, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry proved they have their couple style down pat. Visiting the city of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, the pair looked sleek in coordinating monochromatic looks, with Markle dressed in head-to-toe black and the prince in shades of blue. The former “Suits” actress stayed warm in a long black coat cinched at the waist with a satin ribbon, courtesy of Stella McCartney, who presented her men and women’s fall 2018 collection earlier this week. Underneath her coat, she wore a peplum...more
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Should the White Sneaker Trend Live On? Valentino Thinks So - 10時間前  Footwear News

For anyone claiming that the white sneaker trend is coming to a close, today’s Valentino men’s fall 2018 show proved them wrong. The actual clothing was a familiar formula of the brand’s smart (and smartly embellished) outerwear, tailored trousers (some now done in bright yellow and turquoise) and sporty elements like puffer jackets, technical half-zip tops and track pants. But amongst that variety, the footwear stayed the same. Aside from a pair of sparkly black low-tops and another style in silver leather, it was all about the white sneaker. Bright whites at the Valentino f...more
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The 3 Shoe Brands That Let You Customize Heels & Flats - 1日前  Footwear News

Customization has been popular service in the sneaker market for years, and recently more and more luxury designers are getting in on the trend, such as Nicholas Kirkwood with his Beya loafer. But these three direct-to-consumer brands have made custom fashion shoes a priority. Their businesses combine cutting-edge digital platforms with high-quality design. Read on to find out more about their plans for 2018. Shoes of Prey As one of the forerunners of the customization movement, the 9-year-old Shoes of Prey brand has learned to weather market ups and downs. After dabbling in brick-and-mortar l...more
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