Southern California-based global lifestyle brand UGG® (a division of Deckers Brands [NYSE: DECK]) announces a collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. The UGG x Sesame Street collection features cozy kids’ icons like the UGG® Neumel, Bixbee, and Fluff Yeah, adding fun design updates inspired by beloved characters. Available in sizes for infants, toddlers and kids, this collection will be sold exclusively through UGG.com and Kids Foot Locker in North America starting Jan. 14, 2022. Continue reading
Swiss sports brand On today announces a move away from petroleum-based resources by creating a new foam material called CleanCloud™, made using carbon emissions as a raw material. On is the first company in the footwear industry to explore carbon emissions as a primary raw material for a shoe bottom unit, specifically EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam, that could also be used in other shoe parts and products in the future. Continue reading
Today the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announces its American Image Award honorees to be celebrated virtually on June 21, 2021. Celebrating Fashion’s Future, the 2021 honorees exemplify leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement in all sectors of the apparel and footwear industry, including design, manufacturing, and retail. Continue reading
As part of Foot Locker’s ongoing ‘Discover Your Air’ platform with Nike, the brand is releasing The Endless World of Air Max, a sneaker culture and entertainment hub on Google Slides dedicated to all things Nike Air Max. The hub will serve as an ever-evolving platform that will host events such as livestreamed art sessions, Air Max Trivia, hidden prizes and more. Read more
A petition to make it illegal for a company to require women to wear heels at work in the United Kingdom has received than 100,000 signatures and will be debated in parliament.
In a bid to attract more tourists to the area, the township of Budai in the south-west of Taiwan decide to build a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue glass tiles. Though still under construction tourists are already visiting the site to snap selfies.
Kanye West delivers an 18-minute speech as he picks up the prize for shoe of the year at the Footwear News Awards. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading
Kenzo’s Spring/Summer collection in Paris sees models drift on moving blocks wearing over the knee ‘massage shoes’ and multi-shaped belt bags.