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Editor’s Note

The Resolve to Evolve

Once again, our winner’s circle includes a range of design categories and retail formats that introduced breakthrough technologies, trend-setting styles and powerful brand stories as well as engaging stores worth experiencing in person.

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The Shoe Traveler’s Life

How cool would it be to travel back to Langen-Bergheim, Germany, in 1774 when Johann Adam Birkenstock, the man identified in the local church archives as “subject and cobbler,” rolled out style No. 1?

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Will Act III be a Charm?

I believe Act III is in the process of unfolding in our industry. And I hope the rough and tumble journey we’ve all been on is resolving itself into a healthy, vibrant, more stable landscape.

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Creep Show?

Recently, my teenage daughter was playing the theme music from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series, Stranger Things, on her electric piano. When we turned on our

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Onward and Upward

Much of what has helped make Footwear Plus a long-running success remains firmly in place: a friendly and knowledgeable staff backed by a quality selection.

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Labor of Love

“Generations come and go, but it makes no difference. The sun rises and sets and hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south and

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Go Deep

We live in an Insta world these days. Life gets summed up in tweets, posts, pics, (fleeting) Snapchat stories and texts littered with acronyms and

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The April/May 2024 Issue

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