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Dream Big

October 30th, 2013

Industry icon Michel Meynard, founder of Meynard Designs and Earth Inc., leaves behind a career legacy full of firsts in the fields of design, sourcing and branding.

By Greg Dutter

The Nuevo New World

September 4th, 2013

At more than $1 trillion annually, the buying power of Hispanics presents enormous opportunity. Here’s how to go about tapping it.

By Lyndsay McGregor

Sole Brothers

August 5th, 2013

Although born into the business, the Astobiza brothers are carving their own legacy with Sole Desire – now more than 20 years old and consisting of 12 outlets sprinkled throughout California wine country.

By Brittany Leitner

Out of This World

July 10th, 2013

By Miriam Driot

Like many successful tech startups, Philippe Meynard launched online retailer Planet Shoes in his garage. It has since evolved into a major player in the digital tier and expects to make the leap into brick-and-mortar in 2014.

The Art of Packing

June 3rd, 2013

Travel-friendly footwear takes the weight off one’s shoulders—literally—and presents an attractive add-on opportunity for retailers.

By Lyndsay McGregor

Age Appropriate

April 2nd, 2013

From lovable animals to classics like the Mary Jane, brands look to revamp and expand their high-quality offerings for Fall ’13.

Yosi Samra: Elements of Ease

2012 Plus Awards Winners

February 27th, 2013

Recognizing Excellence in Design and Retail for 2012

Puttin’ on the Ritz

February 1st, 2013

Department stores reignite an intense rivalry with explosive, over-the-top footwear emporiums in their New York flagships.

By Lyndsay McGregor

Theory of Evolution

January 8th, 2013

Outdoor footwear for Fall 2013 is adapting to new consumer and environmental demands.

By Judy Leand

Style Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

November 26th, 2012

Keds “Champion” & Tod’s “Gommino”