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Palladium pals around with Singaporean artist Sabotage.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 22, 2014

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Heritage boot brand Palladium has become as renowned for its popular partnerships as it has for its iconic Baggy silhouette. Up next for the California-based company is a collaboration with Singaporean artist Sabotage (SBTG) for Spring '15. Synonymous with sneaker customization, the buzzed-about artist (real name: Mark Ong) pairs his signature camouflage pattern with Palladium's Pampa Oxford, Pampa Hi and Baggy styles. 


Ringo Starr signs with Skechers.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 21, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicSkechers is really racking 'em up. The latest famous face to join the Manhattan Beach, CA-based brand's Relaxed Fit campaign is the world's most famous drummer: Ringo Starr. The former Beatle is swapping his drumsticks for kicks in Spring '15, starring in TV, print, outdoor, online and point-of-sale ads through June 2016.

"We are incredibly excited to be working with such an amazing world-renowned artist as Ringo Starr," said President Michael Greenberg. Ringo possesses the charm, cool charisma and instant global recognition that will elevate awareness for our popular Relaxed Fit footwear collection both in the United States and especially around the world. And his...

Fur feels fresh yet sophisticated on spring's sexiest silhouettes.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 21, 2014
Fur Real

By Tara Anne Dalbow

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Fur for all! Seasons at least. Once reserved for the winter months, fur has found its way onto the spring runways in the form of technicolor coats and cozy flats. Fur mohawks give young designer Francesco Russos stilettos some edge (far left) and take Dries Van Notens platforms from chunky to woodland-chic (at left). Simone Rocha riffs off the infamous furkenstock with a fur trimmed slide and Hedi Slimane gives Saint Laurents platform...

Skechers Friendship Walk kicks off in nine days.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 17, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicSkechers sixth annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk kicks off in nine days in Manhattan Beach, CA, and with $855,331.01 already raised for education and children with special needs, the company is confident it will surpass its $1 million goal by Sunday, Oct. 26.

On hand to help Skechers reach that goal is Steel Sports. Starting at 8 a.m. on the morning of the walk, Steel Sports will donate $5 for every selfie posted and tagged with the #P2PSteelSports hashtag within 24 hours by a walker....

A sabbatical led to a new calling for Bryr's Isobel Schofield.
Submitted by Lyndsay McGregor on October 16, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAfter 15 years in the apparel business, Isobel Schofield decided it was time for a change. "I found myself really burnt out," the British-born designer remembers. "I took some time off to recharge my creative batteries and find my new path." While she was on this "creative walkabout," she reached out to a Midwestern clog company and asked if it would take her on as an apprentice. "One thing led to another, and I fell in love with the process of making shoes."

She launched Bryr, her line of American-made clogs, in September of 2012. Based out of a small workshop in San Francisco, Schofield buys most of her leather from a century-...