Sheepskin boot brand Bearpaw recently put a twist on its 'Free Shoes Friday' promotion by asking its Twitter followers to nominate someone worthy of a new pair of boots. Usually a winner is selected at random but this time the brand wanted to gift a deserving individual who would benefit from free footwear, and hopefully make the holiday season a little brighter in the process. Heartwarming suggestions flooded in, and Bearpaw made one young schoolgirl extremely happy by gifting not just one but two pairs of warm boots.
Classic accessory company Sondra Roberts launches a footwear line.
The holidays are inching quickly closer and to celebrate—and channel the giving spirit the season calls for—Ugg Australia is inviting artists from around the world to design for a good cause. For the 9th annual Art & Sole initiative, Ugg is asking participants to custom design their own pair of classic Ugg boots using I-frame technology to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
How does an award-winning architect specializing in bridges crossover to shoes? By happy accident, says designer Julian Hakes.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Targeted in Shoe Toss
Apparently the shoe is now on the other foot, so to speak. First it was former President George W. Bush who was the intended target of a shoe tossed in protest by an angry Iraqi journalist protesting the U.S.-led invasion in 2008. And now a 45-year-old Iranian textile worker, who has been out of work for a year and disgruntled about receiving no unemployment benefits, threw his shoe in protest yesterday at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to an Iranian website.
Meet the man behind the $19K shoelaces.
Located in Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, owner Karen Fabbri opened her 750-square-foot boutique in 2001. Along with manager and co-buyer Kristen Caldon, Fabbri aims to fill Moxie with women's shoes, bags and accessories that she "genuinely adores." Recognized with a "Best of" award by Boston Magazine for several years running, Moxie stocks a stylish mix of designer labels, including Loeffler Randall, Pour La Victoire, Bernardo and Diane von Furstenberg.
Sheepskin boot brand Bearpaw heeds customer requests for more men's styles.
With everyone from tween girls to Grammy Award-winning country crooners like Gretchen Wilson sporting Bearpaws nowadays, it may seem like the brand has tapped the market. But as Bearpaw devotees repeatedly posted on Facebook and Twitter, the company was missing out on one major chunk of the footwear industry: men.
Everything's bigger in Texas, and that's certainly the case at Gregory's, a 5,800-square-foot shop carrying a vast array of designer shoes, clothing and accessories for men and women. Opened in Dallas in 1989, Gregory's has expanded to include locations in Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles (via acquisition of Fred Segal Feet this year), with an Atlanta outpost set to open next year. Thanks to unique labels like Amaranti, Massimo Dogana and Diego Dolcini, the shop's owner, Jon Harris, says the store has "cultivated a cult following."
It's back to the classics for the 161-year-old Nashville, TN-based Johnston & Murphy. And that's just what the company's Spring/Summer '12 men's collection delivers: a line chock full of casually sophisticated and minimalistic styles that are reminiscent of "the good ole days." Whether it's a classic oxford or a relaxed loafer, the new collection can take a man everywhere from boardroom to barstool or a weekend at the beach.