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Sole to Soul

Sean Williams, Obsessive Sneaker Disorder podcast creator and cofounder of SOLEcial Studies CommUNITY Academy, reflects on why Hip Hop and kicks are soulmates.

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The Heights

Marking its 100th anniversary, Lowa Boots General Manager Peter Sachs reflects on the brand’s many high points and sets his sights on the rising trail ahead.

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Great Expectations

An on-demand society means companies must deliver—or else. Increasingly high expectations now extend well beyond being able to receive packages and stream programming at the press of a few buttons. Consumers expect to get what they want, when they want it. That includes comfort, style and versatility in shoes from cowboy boots to clogs to sneakers, etc. Here, a broad array of leading brand execs detail how their latest collections meet those great expectations.

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Forward March

Despite strong global headwinds, MICAM attendees put their best foot forward, many optimistic that better days lie ahead.

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Recovery Mission

Birkenstock is heading feet first into the run specialty channel, and setting the pace for its Active Recovery footwear is industry veteran Jim Van Dine.

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Back to Work

Are we ready for a rebuild renaissance? As America emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, work brands are expecting a bull market in the years ahead—so long as there are enough skilled laborers to do the jobs.

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In the Running

Long Island runners reveal their shoe and shopping preferences, and why the exercise is a healthy way of life, especially during the pandemic.

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The February 2024 Issue

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