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Shoe Carnival is having a shoe party this weekend.

September 26, 2014

Fight the Sunday fear this weekend at Shoe Carnival, which is hosting a VIP footwear fashion party to introduce customers to new brands and styles for fall at participating locations across the country.

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El Naturalista opens its first brand store in Paris.

September 25, 2014

Lots happened in Paris today: Kim Kardashian was attacked by a fan on her way to the Balmain runway show; Peter Copping presented his final collection for Nina Ricci before taking the reins at Oscar de la Renta; and El Naturalista opened its first standalone store in the city. Located at No.

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Tania Ursomarzo’s labor of love.

At first glance, a Triptych creation is a boot. Then you look again and realize that maybe, with those cutouts, it’s a sandal. But actually, as Tania Ursomarzo points out, it’s neither. According to the New York City-based designer and Parsons professor, her Italian-made shoes “operate at the intersection of innovative design and masterful artisanship.

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Vans reveals all-new features from the #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL documentary series.

September 24, 2014

Vans has released five new features from its ambitious–and awesome–documentary project, “Living Off the Wall.” Available to watch now on its scrolling website, the films are full of inspirational content that embraces creative self-expression.  

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What’s selling at Sole Shoes & Accessories in Atlanta, Georgia.

What’s Selling Wednesdays

By Samantha Sciarrotta

Opened in October of 2002, Sole Shoes & Accessories is Atlanta’s go-to destination for an on-trend collection of footwear, accessories and, as of four years ago, apparel carefully curated by owner Abigail Lignugaris. “I keep my price points relatively low to make them affordable for my customers,” she says. “You could walk out dressed in a full outfit for around $350.” 

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Micam brings its dates forward.

September 23, 2014

In a bid to respond to the needs of the industry and remain competitive, organizers of the Italian footwear trade show Micam have announced they are moving the dates of next year’s spring product edition to Sept. 1-4, 2015. The most recent edition of the show took place Aug. 31-Sept. 3, having shifted from Sept.

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Fringe adds kinetic appeal to Spring/Summer 2015 footwear.

Fringe Benefits

By Tara Anne Dalbow

 

 

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Bizarre mugger steals Toms from 20-year-old in Queens.

September 22, 2014

When Blake Mycoskie founded Toms in 2006, we’re sure this isn’t what his “buy one, give one” mission meant: Last Friday, 20-year-old Kayla Miller was on her way home in Queens, NY, when she was held up by a mugger who promised not to harm her if she handed over her $50 slip-ons–not the Michael Kors handbag she was carrying, the pricey watch on her wrist or the iPod she was listening to.

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Terhi Polkki’s Nordic quest.

September 18, 2014

As a young girl growing up in Finland, Terhi Polkki dreamed of one day working in fashion. But it was only after getting a weekend job at a shoe store that she realized she wasn’t only interested in hemlines, but rather what lay south of them. “I began to appreciate that shoes are more fascinating objects than garments,” she recalls. This newfound interest led to her calling a local shoe factory looking for work experience, and the opportunity to see firsthand how shoes are made was all it took to seal her career fate. She completed her B.A.

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Nick Cannon wore the world’s most expensive shoes last night.

September 17, 2014

It seems Nick Cannon picked up a thing or two during his marriage to Mariah Carey, namely her love for all things flashy. The 33-year-old host of “America’s Got Talent” commissioned Beverly Hills jeweler Jason Arasheben to customize a pair of Tom Ford shoes especially for the show’s season finale last night. The result? More than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds set onto white gold, with a total carat weight of 340 carats, bedazzled the slip-ons, valued at $2 million and currently being reviewed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Valuable Pair of Shoes in the world.

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