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Merrell Socks It to Us

When suiting up for a trail run or a hike, Merrell loyalists will soon be able to don the label’s socks before stepping into their Jungle Mocs, as the Rockford, MI-based Wolverine World Wide division bows performance socks for Spring ’10.

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Macy’s Tim Adams to Chair Annual Two Ten Dinner

Tim Adams, chief private brand officer of Macy’s, will chair the Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s 2009 Annual Dinner. In addition to being Two Ten’s most critical fundraiser, this year’s event, slated for Dec. 2 at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, celebrates the industry charity’s 70th anniversary.

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What an Ass!

Who better to promote a sneaker that works your butt than a bevy of Hollywood lovelies including the Kardashian sisters, Audrina Partridge from “The Hills,” and Hef’s ex Kendra Wilkinson, the star of “Kendra” and “The Girls Next Door”? 

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R.G. Barry CEO Lands Business Accolades

Greg Tunney, president and CEO of Pickerington, OH-based R.G. Barry Corporation, won out over 23 finalists to land the title of Ernst & Young’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year for the south central Ohio and Kentucky region. Chosen based on his ability to inspire others, his track record of achievement, and his continued efforts to lead and grow his business, Tunney accepted the award on June 24 during ceremonies at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.

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After Party

Matt Horan, where have you been all my life?

I can recall numerous Saturday nights that go like this: It’s last call, the bar is closing and my feet are killing me after hours of dancing. But I still have to trudge to the subway in my 4-inch heels, wait an eternity (standing) for the train to come, and then walk the remaining half-mile home—and all the while I’m kicking myself for choosing fashionable over functional footwear.

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Michael Jackson: Shoe Inventor?

As word spread of Michael Jackson’s death, impromptu dancing broke out onto city streets. Too bad admirers weren’t wearing United States Patent 5,255,455, Jackson’s plan for anti-gravity footwear.

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The Shampoo Shakeout

According to a recent article in the The Wall Street Journal, supermarkets, drug stores and discounters are switching gears amid the recession: Less will be more in terms of product selection on their respective shelves. Rather than cram in an abundance of choices (a typical Target store has 88 kinds of Pantene shampoo, conditioner and styling products!), the belief is that less will be more to consumers who are choosing to be thrifty and, when they do make a purchase, buy brands they trust.

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The September 2023 Issue

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