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The AprilMay 2011 Issue of Footwear Plus

Midwestern Moxie

When times got tough, Jane and Matt Stricker got going, building their Nebraska comfort boutique Footloose & Fancy into a growing chain.

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Utilitarian Man

Bill Combs, CEO of Bogs Footwear, talks about the recent acquisition by Weyco Group, makers of Florsheim, and why even if the rain boot craze were to dry up tomorrow, the brand’s future remains lush.

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Love Rain

With new silhouettes, trendy details and signature color pops, Fall ’11 rain boots shape-shift their way into fashion. Photography by Jason Hindley.

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Looks Like Rain

In case you have been living under a rock the past year, the country is awash in rain boots. When it rains (or snows), it pours wellies—many in cheery colors and whimsical patterns. Rubber boots are the latest utilitarian fashion statement in a long line of user-friendly footwear staples, including Merrell’s Jungle Mocs, Ugg sheepskin boots, Crocs and ubiquitous flip-flops, to cite a few.

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