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Man jailed for New Jersey shoe store heist sticks up the same store 15 years later.

March 26, 2014

Christopher M. Miller, 40, was arrested Saturday after reenacting the same crime that landed him in the slammer 15 years years ago. A little more than 24 hours after he was freed from prison for his attempt to rob a Stride Rite store in Toms River in 1999, he returned to the scene of the crime to commit the act again, according to police. After grabbing $389 from the register, he bolted but was caught a few blocks away. He is now being held in the Ocean City County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. 

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Vince Camuto to be honored as 2014 Father of the Year.

March 25, 2014

The National Father’s Day Council has named Vince Camuto a recipient of its 2014 Father of the Year award. The father of five will be honored at the 73rd Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon in New York Hilton Hotel on June 4.

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Adidas Golf debuts Climacool ballerina collection.

March 21, 2014

Golf isn’t just a plaid-claid and baggy-panted gentleman’s game anymore. Adidas Golf has created a Climacool collection of ballerina-inspired shoes for on-the-go female golfers. Weighing less than five ounces, it’s the lightest women’s golf shoe the company has ever developed. Reinforced zones on a mesh upper offer stability througout the swing, a Puremotion outsole with wider and deeper grooves provides flexibility and a Fitfoam sockliner conforms to the contours of the foot for long-lasting comfort.

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Camper collaborates with Pretty Ballerinas.

March 19, 2014

Spanish lifestyle brands Camper and Pretty Ballerinas have come together to bow a couple of limited-edition ballet flats for spring. Camper’s creativity and comfort is applied to two Pretty Ballerina signature styles in soft shades of suede with pops of fluorescent pink on zig-zag lacing and ribbon trims. The collection hits store mid-April. 

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Project Runway’s Mondo Guerra launches line for Crocs.

March 18, 2014

Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra celebrated the launch of Mondo Guerra for Crocs last Thursday while hosting a viewing party for Under the Gunn at the new Crocs’ store on 34th Street in New York City. The limited edition line, which hits shelves in September, will be sold exclusively at the store while supplies last. Featuring Guerra’s signature bold patterns on some of the brand’s most popular flats, the collection consists of three styles that retail from $39.99 to $49.99.

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Topshop teams up with Adidas Originals.

March 14, 2014

What do you get when you mix minimalism with a pinch of London ‘tude? The first capsule collection for Topshop by Adidas Originals. Classics are reimagined in bespoke prints and iconic silhouettes have been stripped back to basics for a fresh take on urban favorites like the Superstar, the Tech Super and the Attitude. Recreated in luxury leathers, splashed in Topshop’s London graphics and enhanced detailing in contrast threads, the shoes ring true against a fresh backdrop of soft corals, field green and gritty monochromes.

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Vans launches a #LivingOfftheWall short-film documentary competition.

March 13, 2014

Inspired by the wave of creativity that came with the launch of #LivingOfftheWall, Vans is inviting aspiring filmmakers from all over the country to share their stories for the chance to win a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project. Be a Documentarian is looking for 3-6 minute short-film documentaries that share each filmmaker’s interpretation of living “off the wall.” A panel of judges will review eligible videos and determine a winner based on creativity, originality, appeal and technical quality.

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Global apparel and footwear sales to hit $2 trillion by 2018.

March 12, 2014

Though frigid weather has frozen footwear sales across most of the country this year, things are looking up–and we’re not just talking about spring. According to global market research company Euromonitor International, global apparel and footwear sales will hit $2 trillion by 2018, and shoes will likely be the bulk of that. Footwear was one of the most dynamic categories in 2013, growing by 6.1 percent, compared to 4.8 percent growth in apparel, and the footwear market has consistently outperformed apparel sales for the past decade, especially in the women’s category.

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Kamik furthers its commitment to sustainability.

March 10, 2014

Kamik, a division of Genfoot Inc, has joined the European Outdoor Conservation Association and will support select conservation projects around the world including environmental clean-up operations, trail operations and replanting initiatives. The Canadian brand will align with the EOCA’s mission to support valuable conservation work by raising funds from within the European outdoor sector and promoting care and respect for wild regions. 

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Vibrating shoes help the blind get around.

March 7, 2014

A specialized shoe insole that vibrates when wearers are supposed to make a turn is due to ship out soon and its inventors predict it will be a gamechanger in more than one market. Lechal, which means “let’s go” in Hindi, will deliver thousands of insoles and customized sneakers to the visually impaired, as well as to runners and other athletes.

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