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Hall of Fame

Aloha State

How the Island Slipper Classic leather sandal became a cult item, smashing price barriers and dress codes along the way. Just don’t call them flip-flops!

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Pillow Talk

The lofty tale of how the iconic boot gave birth to the Cougar brand and became a defining symbol of Canadian fashion along the way.

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Blunnie Love

The intrepid Blundstone 500 Series boot has carved out a cult following and a reputation as a style statement for 50 years everywhere from Tasmania to Tinseltown.

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Cool Runnings

From cult running shoe to lifestyle status sneaker, the New Balance 998 has withstood the test of time—and “dad shoe” infamy—by remaining true to its Made in the USA roots.

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King Clog

The Boston clog, first introduced by Birkenstock in 1979, has clicked over the years with granola types, grannies, grade schoolers and, of late, the glitterati—all who’ve become hooked on its comfort attributes and classic styling.

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Star Power

They don’t call it the Superstar for nothing: The iconic Adidas trainer continually cycles back into fashion, finding prominence among ’70s-era NBA players, ’80s b-boys, ’90s skaters and, most recently, A-list fashionistas.

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The Sundowner Also Rises

Over the past three decades, Vasque’s Sundowner boot has achieved legendary status among avid hikers and weekend warriors alike for its timeless styling, unfailing durability
and reliable versatility.

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The April/May 2024 Issue

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