A Look Back at How the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Evolved Through the Years - 42分前  Footwear News

Hold on to your turkey feathers and pilgrim hats, it’s time for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With the heartiest holiday approaching, we are already setting our channels to NBC and our alarms to 9 a.m. in preparation for the three-hour spectacle. Ninety-four years after the inaugural parade in 1924, this year’s show features performances from Diana Ross, Bazzi, John Legend, Rita Ora and Sugarland, among others. There will be new floats and balloons as well as familiar faces like Charlie Brown and Ronald McDonald. To get excited for the excitement to come, ...more
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A Look Back at Hailey Baldwin’s Best Shoe Moments in Honor of Her 22nd Birthday - 6時間前  Footwear News

Newlywed Hailey Baldwin, who changed her last name to Bieber on Instagram, turns 22 today. And to honor the queen of versatile shoe style, we compiled some of FN’s cover star — and FN 2017 Style Influencer of the Year — best footwear looks to date. Hailey Baldwin wearing a camel wool Celine coat. CREDIT: Splash News This past Sunday, Baldwin wore her jeans tucked into a pair of suede sandy colored boots, styling them with a camel turtleneck and matching Celine coat. Hailey Baldwin wearing Raf Simons x Adidas Ozweego Dippe...more
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Toms Shoes’ Campaign to End Gun Violence Is Inspiring Hundreds of Thousands - 14時間前  Footwear News

Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie won widespread praise on Monday when he announced during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” that his California company will put significant financial resources and social media might behind the growing movement to end gun violence. Mycoskie kicked off his grassroots campaign by calling Americans to action, urging them to send a postcard to their local congressional representative demanding they address an issue that is supported by 90 percent of citizens: universal background checks. To make it easy (and take away any excuses), Toms is handling the printing...more
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Nike Air Max and Fila Sold Well at Foot Locker But Will Basketball Sneakers Threaten Future Fortunes? - 15時間前  Footwear News

Foot Locker is off to a running start going into the homestretch of 2018, reporting third-quarter earnings and profits that beat analyst expectations. The sneaker specialist’s stock rose 15 percent on Wednesday following the strong results: earnings per share were 95 cents on an adjusted basis, topping the consensus forecast of 92 cents, while same-store sales rose 2.9 percent, higher than the 1.9 percent predicted by Wall Street. Digital sales in particular were a bright spot, up 5.9 percent over the same period in 2017. “The beat and raise is evidence that Foot Locker’s ope...more
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Under Armour Releases New Sneakers Especially for Black Friday - 15時間前  Footwear News

Aside from offering sales, Under Armour will also release new sneakers during the year’s busiest time to shop. On Black Friday, customers can pick up the Hovr Phantom Reflective, a new take on a model from the brand’s acclaimed running shoe franchise that debuted in February. The mid-cut performance style will be available via UA.com and UA Brand Houses in Connected (pairs with your smartphone) and non-Connected versions for $140 and $130, respectively. It will come in men’s and women’s sizing. Under Armour Hovr Phantom Reflective CREDIT...more
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Emma Thompson Defends Her Controversial Decision to Wear Sneakers to Buckingham Palace - 16時間前  Footwear News

Emma Thompson raised quite a few eyebrows — and caused a serious stir on social media — this month when she showed up at Buckingham Palace to receive one of Britain’s highest honors, a damehood, wearing sneakers. The 59-year-old “Love Actually” actress is well known for eschewing heels in favor of comfortable kicks on the red carpet — and it seems she decided to stay true to her style even for a visit to the hallowed halls of Queen Elizabeth’s historic residence. As Prince William presented Thompson with her Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal on Nov. 7...more
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Michael Jordan Gifts Free Air Jordan Sneakers to Kids - 17時間前  Footwear News

Reportedly donating a whopping $2 million dollars to aid in the Hurricane Florence relief efforts earlier this year across the coast of the Carolina states, NBA great Michael Jordan gave back to some of the locals of his hometown of Wilmington, N.C. — one of the areas most affected by the recent hurricane. Yesterday, MJ stopped by the Lowe’s Home Improvement on 354 South College Road in the afternoon to distribute meals before making a surprise visit at the Boys & Girls Club. According to the Charlotte Hornets on Instagram (MJ is currently chairman for the team), a caption read, R...more
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This Expo Helps Indian Factories Learn If They’re Right for US Brands - 17時間前  Footwear News

For leather factories across India, the tit-for-tat U.S.-China trade war is opening up opportunities for the manufacturers across the country. For the 53 leather vendors that participated in the India Factory & Sourcing Expo in New York last week, the event provided a platform for these factories to test the waters with American customers. Hosted by The Accessories Council and held in partnership with India’s Council of Leather Exports, the presentation of manufacturers was the first of its kind in the U.S. for many years. “By taking part, the factories learn if they’re right for the...more
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What Dolce & Gabbana Stands to Lose From Its China Controversy - 17時間前  Footwear News

Dolce & Gabbana announced on Wednesday that it would cancel its much-publicized runway show in Shanghai, China — set to walk later the same day — following outcry over racist remarks allegedly made by designer Stefano Gabbana and a social media campaign that reinforced outdated, offensive stereotypes about the people it purported to celebrate. The controversy is bound to be an expensive one for the company, not only because of the exorbitant wasted costs associated with canceling a 500-look international show, but also in the reputational damage to the brand in one of the most important re...more
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Meghan Markle Ties On an Apron & Preps Meals for the Needy - 18時間前  Footwear News

Meghan Markle may call England her home, but it looks as though that hasn’t stopped her from embracing Thanksgiving early — or at least, the giving spirit. On Wednesday, the Duchess of Sussex visited the victims of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire at Hubb Community Kitchen, a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Heritage Center in West London, to prepare at least 200 fresh meals for the local community, including elderly people’s homes, homeless shelters and women’s refuges. Outfitted in a wool burgundy Club Monaco coat layered over a collared Club Monaco shift dress in the same sha...more
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade By the Numbers - 6時間前  Footwear News

Turkey Day is here, and with it comes the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — a tradition that is now on its 92nd year. Since 1924, millions of locals and visitors have made their way to the heart of New York City to take in the larger-than-life character balloons, lively marching bands and world-class performers that participate in the iconic event’s festivities. For those unable to travel to Manhattan, the parade is available to watch from the comfort of their own homes. More than 50 million viewers are expected to tune in to today’s NBC broadcast, with Hota Kotb marking her f...more
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How Sears and Toys ‘R’ Us Illustrate the True Winners and Losers in Corporate Bankruptcies - 11時間前  Footwear News

Late last week, Sears filed a motion in bankruptcy court seeking approval to pay up to $25 million in executive bonuses during Chapter 11 proceedings. The request was certain to anger many, coming just weeks after the beleaguered retailer announced nearly 200 additional store closings, representing thousands of employee layoffs and adding to a list of hundreds of locations that it has shuttered in recent years. Even so, it wasn’t unusual. “Typically companies that enter into Chapter 11 will ask for bonuses to retain and incentivize executives to stay with the company,” said C...more
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Where to Score the Best Deals On Sneakers This Black Friday - 14時間前  Footwear News

Eager to invest in some fresh kicks at a fraction of the cost? You’re in luck: Tons of coveted sneakers have had their prices slashed for Black Friday.  And to top it all off, many retailers have already started rolling out massive savings. Below, shop all the best Black Friday sneaker deals you can nab online now and post-Turkey Day. Adidas Get up to 50 percent off select footwear and apparel on adidas.com. Ends Nov. 23. Our pick: Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged ($126, was $180) Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged CREDIT: Adidas Buy: Adidas Ul...more
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See the 3 Rumored Colorways of the Upcoming Nike Air Fear of God 1 Sneaker for 2019 - 15時間前  Footwear News

Fear of God founder and creative director Jerry Lorenzo’s soon-to-be-released Nike Air Fear of God 1 model will officially arrive at retailers next month, but rumors have already begun swirling about new iterations that are arriving in 2019. The latest round of leaks comes courtesy of @py_rates on Twitter, which revealed the high-top sneaker in vibrant makeups for spring ’19, including “Orange Pulse” and “Frosted Spruce,” complete with an exaggerated chunky white midsole. On the opposite end of the color spectrum, a tonal cream color version with blacked-out...more
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Why Chrissy Teigen Insists on Keeping Her Feet Covered Up at All Costs - 15時間前  Footwear News

Chrissy Teigen may be a supermodel, but she has one thing in common with everyday women: She hates her feet. During an appearance on “The Ellen Show” yesterday to promote her new cookbook, the star admitted to host Ellen DeGeneres that she finds her feet “horrible and ugly” and that she avoids going barefoot at all costs and keeps her feet covered up whenever she can. Naturally, Teigen’s comments had DeGeneres curious, prompting her to lean in for a better look, along with the camera, causing Teigen to squeal with embarrassment and try to shield her feet with her ...more
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Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford Prove that Good Shoe Style Runs in the Family - 16時間前  Footwear News

When your mom is one of the world’s most famous supermodels, good fashion sense is expected to run in the genes, especially when you happen to be a major model yourself. Kaia Gerber joined her family, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber and Presley Gerber, last night for dinner at Craig’s restaurant in Los Angeles, and the foursome proved that they have some of the best shoe game in the industry. Kaia Gerber leaves Craig’s restaurant in Los Angeles after dinner with her parents and brother, Nov. 20. CREDIT: Shutterstock ...more
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Lots of People Are Shopping for Shoes on Black Friday & Cyber Monday — But, They’re Not Spending Much Money - 17時間前  Footwear News

Herein lies the contradiction. Consumers are expected to head online and to stores in droves over the next few days in hopes of nabbing their share of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. While electronics and tech items are forecast (per usual) to draw the largest crowds, footwear is also expected to lure in its share of deal-hungry shoppers. According to retail market research firm The NPD Group, when it comes to overall footwear industry buying, Cyber Monday has been the No. 1 online shopping day while Black Friday has landed as No. 1 in-store and No. 2 online. But, as far as how much consu...more
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Victoria Beckham Breaks Out of Her Shell With Her Most Daring, Colorful Outfit Yet - 17時間前  Footwear News

It seems Victoria Beckham is sticking to her resolution to inject more color into her wardrobe. The British designer, who is famous for dressing in all-black, stepped out in London this morning in a bold, head-to-toe red outfit. The 44-year-old’s fiery look — which featured a ribbed turtleneck sweater, silky maxi skirt and knee-high leather boots, all from her own spring ’19 collection — was a welcome contrast to the cloudy gray skies overhead. Beckham showed off her ensemble on Instagram, sharing a series of snaps with her more than 23 million followers. Beckham spent the morning treating cl...more
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Kate Middleton Twins With Meghan Markle in an Outfit She’s Worn Twice Before - 17時間前  Footwear News

The world’s most famous duchesses, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, stepped out today in outfits that very closely mirrored one another and will likely have stores selling out of burgundy coats. Middleton visited the UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab in London wearing a Paule Ka matching jacket and skirt set. Kate Middleton visits the UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab in London, Nov. 21. CREDIT: Shutterstock A closer look at Kate Middleton’s black heels. CREDIT: Shutterstock The wine-colore...more
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Melania Trump Touches Down in Palm Beach in a Pair of Bright Mint Green Louboutins - 18時間前  Footwear News

After a busy day of pardoning turkeys, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania headed to their Mar-a-Lago estate. They landed at Palm Beach International Airport last night in West Palm Beach, Fla., where they were greeted with crowds of people. Melania Trump arrives at Palm Beach, Florida where her and Donald Trump will spend Thanksgiving, Nov. 20. CREDIT: Shutterstock A closer look at Melania Trump’s bright Louboutin heel. CREDIT: Shutterstock Melania was dressed for warmer temperatures with...more
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