Sneakers meet the blockchain in New Balance shoe authenticity pilot

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Footwear manufacturer New Balance Athletics Inc. announced today the launch of a pilot program to track the authenticity of its newest basketball shoe using a distributed ledger blockchain to provide trust and provenance for every customer. To provide the blockchain, New Balance teamed up with Input Output Hong Kong to develop the “New Balance Realchain.” The […]

First Look: 25 Milan Fashion Week Shoe Presentations, Collabs and Launches

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Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi’s aim for spring ’20 was to dream up styles that were “anything but plain.” The collection focuses on animal print, part of the label’s DNA, but in an unexpected way. “I wanted to push it into new arenas to make it feel fresh and modern,” […]

How This Woman Successfully Launched An Ethical Shoe Brand With Zero Fashion Experience

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Bethany Tran, Founder of The Root Collective, was inspired to launch her ethical shoe brand after a trip to Guatemala where she saw a need for job opportunities THE ROOT COLLECTIVE Ten years ago, Bethany Tran went to Guatemala and had a transformative week that would ultimately change the trajectory […]

The NBA’s Richest Shoe Deals: LeBron, Kobe And Durant Are Still No Match For Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan hasn’t played in an NBA game in almost two decades, but the parlor game for fans and the media about who is the “greatest of all time” is thriving, fueled largely by LeBron James’ sustained brilliance. James passed Jordan in March on the career scoring list and has […]

2 Harvard grads launched this popular shoe startup right out of college – here’s how its signature ballet flats fit

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Flats may be every working girl’s best friend, but our new favorite pair to wear to the office were actually created by women who decided to take a non-traditional professional path after graduation. After graduating from Harvard in 2014, Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson decided to turn down their offers in […]

A shoe story: Flora, fauna, travel and more themes that are making Fizzy Goblet a fashion favourite

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Fizzy Goblet, founded in 2014 by a spunky young designer Laksheeta Govil, is fast becoming a name synonymous with cool and quirky Indian footwear. From juttis to brogues to loafers and more, Fizzy Goblet has given a new meaning to traditional footwear that ladies across ages can sport. There’s a […]

Dozens of shoe retailers, including Nike and Adidas, sign letter to Trump urging a halt to tariffs

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More than 170 shoe retailers, including Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Foot Locker, Ugg and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, have penned a letter to the White House asking President Donald Trump to consider a halt in raising tariffs on footwear imported from China. It comes after the White House last week released a fresh list of about $300 billion […]

How science and art meet in shoe retail

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The most uplifting aspect about good design—especially of everyday items such as footwear—is that it can animate even a conventional workspace in a bland office building in Mumbai’s Kurla neighbourhood. I am in the office of Farah Malik Bhanji, 42, managing director and CEO of Metro Brands, and it is […]