Turn of the Century

February 1st, 2014

Marking its 100th anniversary, Johnson’s Shoes looks back on generations of family dedication that has enabled the California-based comfort chain to survive and thrive, overcoming numerous challenges along the way.

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Hot On The Trail

January 1st, 2014

Outdoor footwear gets more versatile, stylish and youth-driven for Fall ’14.

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2013 Style Hall of Fame

December 2nd, 2013

Please welcome our two newest HOF additions…

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Dream Big

October 30th, 2013

Industry icon Michel Meynard, founder of Meynard Designs and Earth Inc., leaves behind a career legacy full of firsts in the fields of design, sourcing and branding.

By Greg Dutter

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The Nuevo New World

September 4th, 2013

At more than $1 trillion annually, the buying power of Hispanics presents enormous opportunity. Here’s how to go about tapping it.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Sole Brothers

August 5th, 2013

Although born into the business, the Astobiza brothers are carving their own legacy with Sole Desire – now more than 20 years old and consisting of 12 outlets sprinkled throughout California wine country.

By Brittany Leitner

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Out of This World

July 10th, 2013

By Miriam Driot

Like many successful tech startups, Philippe Meynard launched online retailer Planet Shoes in his garage. It has since evolved into a major player in the digital tier and expects to make the leap into brick-and-mortar in 2014.

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The Art of Packing

June 3rd, 2013

Travel-friendly footwear takes the weight off one’s shoulders—literally—and presents an attractive add-on opportunity for retailers.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Age Appropriate

April 2nd, 2013

From lovable animals to classics like the Mary Jane, brands look to revamp and expand their high-quality offerings for Fall ’13.

Yosi Samra: Elements of Ease

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2012 Plus Awards Winners

February 27th, 2013

Recognizing Excellence in Design and Retail for 2012

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