Katy Perry criticised for racist ‘blackface’ shoes; online retailers pull designs

March 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES: Katy Perry’s fashion line was criticised on social media for at least two shoe designs for being racist. Katy Perry Collections became a target of online trolling after the new kicks resembled “blackface” imagery. People compared the shoes, which also come in beige, to “blackface makeup”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the shoes in question […]

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Could This Be The Most Eco-Friendly Shoe On The Market?

March 8, 2019

United By Blue and Sole come together to create an eco-friendly shoe designed for all seasons.UNITED BY BLUE United By Blue, the Philadelphia-based B Corp, partnered with Sole, a Canadian brand, to make a shoe out of bison fiber and algae foam. Individually, all the pieces of this shoe are made out of natural materials. […]

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Harvard runner wins 3,000-meter race with one shoe, felt skin on foot ‘peel away’

March 1, 2019

A Harvard distance runner lost one of his shoes in the first lap of the Ivy LeagueHeptagonal Championships’ 3,000-meter race Saturday, but ran the rest of it barefoot and won. Kieran Tuntivate’s left shoe came loose at around 300 meters, but he continued to race with his foot chipping against the harsh texture of an indoor track, reports said. At […]

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There’s a New Comfy Shoe Line at Nordstrom — and Every Pair Is Under $90

February 18, 2019

At Travel + Leisure, our comfy shoe radar is always scanning for new prospects to test. So when we heard about Evolve, which just made its debut at Nordstrom with a capsule of sneakers, pumps, and sandals that are fit for those 20,000-step days on vacation, we had to take a pair for a spin. Launching as a sister brand to Easy Spirit, which has […]

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10 New Shoe Brands to Shop in 2019

February 16, 2019

Even in the age of Konmari, it’s hard to shake the feeling of wanting something new in your closet to welcome a new year or season. That doesn’t mean updating every single thing in your wardrobe. Sometimes the key to making your favorite pieces feel fresh is throwing one new item into the mix. Where better […]

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Marion Parke Continues To Reshape The Luxury Shoe Experience

February 15, 2019

I love keeping tabs on the founders and brands that I have covered for this forum over the last several years. It’s been fascinating to see who’s taken off and who hasn’t been so lucky. I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of my favorite brands to see what’s been happening since we […]

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Parkway Place hosting annual shoe drive benefiting children around the world

February 11, 2019

For 20 years, Buckner International (the parent organization of Parkway Place, a faith-based senior living community in Houston) has donated nearly 4 million pairs of shoes to children in poverty-stricken countries. Now, residents and associates of Parkway Place are taking part in the annual “Shoes for Orphan Souls” shoe drive, and the community invites the […]

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