In response to the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, Dansko has committed $125,000 in shoes and financial aid to industry charity Soles4Souls. Dansko employees made monetary donations with the West Grove, PA-based company matching each dollar contributed.
Are you stuck in airport limbo waiting out another flight delay? Have you exhausted yourself with all of the techy time sucks found on your smart phone? Does your iPod seem like you've heard it all before?
For those first-class male passengers flying Virgin Atlantic that may fall into any such categories, the carrier is offering a new way to pass the time in its Clubhouse lounge in London's Heathrow airport: a 360-degree, 3D digital foot scanning device, courtesy of the Left Shoe Company, a luxury men's brand out of Finland.
In homage to Carmelo Anthony's Syracuse University playing days, the Jordan Brand will debut an orange colorway of the Melo M7 Future Sole during tonight's Knicks-Pistons game. In addition, in paying tribute to Syracuse University's 2003 national championship team of which Anthony was a star, the shoe will be sported by members of the Syracuse University men's basketball team as it opens NCAA tournament competition against Indiana State.
New Balance has signed on to be the official athletic shoe and compression apparel partner for off-bike training for the Garmin-Cervelo pro cycling team this year. As part of the arrangement, New Balance will provide athletic footwear and compression apparel to the team of 64 riders for all off-bike activities as part of their conditioning program.
The No. 30 Germain Racing team, led by reigning Truck Series Champ Todd Bodine, will proudly wear the Georgia Boot logo as an associate sponsor for the entire 2011 season. In addition, Georgia Boot will be the primary sponsor of the No. 30 Georgia Boot Tundra at Kentucky Speedway in July.
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For each pair of women's Numentum shoes sold through OnlineShoes.com this month, Ahnu, a division of Deckers Outdoor, will donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Fund, the leading organization working to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer. It's all a part of Ahnu's "Prevention Mission" to raise $100,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund this spring. In April, the initiative will expand to more than 150 retailers nationwide.
I love Prada's aptly named new Brogue Creeper (apt, that is,because it seems to inspire sharply divided responses, from covetous to just plain creeped out). What do you think? The shoe is definitely unique, with its combination of a brogue upper, espadrille-style rope detail and foam soles. It's all the rage in London right now—every retailer in the city has sold out of the shoe (http://tinyurl.com/4a2gn6f). No word yet on whether it's a retail hit on this side of the pond. Did I mention the design was inspired by brothel creepers?
On a soft (rainy) day in Belfast, Ireland, soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton sported Aquatalia by Marvin K's "Rumba" boots treated with the brand's trademark Weatherproof protection. She's right in step with the brand's take on "functional luxury."
Nowadays, you would be hard-pressed to come across someone whose life hasn't touched by the big bad 'C' word. Throughout the month of October, we fasten pink ribbons on our sweaters and run races in support of the fight against breast cancer and those who are pushing through it.