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The July 2013 Issue of Footwear Plus

Out of This World

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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Man Power

Classic constructions take today’s craftsman from work to play with ease. Photography by Trevett McCandliss, Styling by Lyndsay McGregor.

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Good Timing

Steve Libonati, president of Ralph Libonati Footwear and distributors of El Naturalista, Blundstone and Vivobarefoot, on why the portfolio is positioned for significant growth in the coming seasons.

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What is Kinky?

Recently I got a phone call while in the bowels of the Times Square subway station about this month’s fashion shoot while it was in progress. My creative director wanted to know whether it would be okay to use a men’s shoe on the female model. Having just seen the Broadway smash Kinky Boots a few days before, I immediately thought about the musical’s storyline. There doesn’t seem to be anything taboo in men wearing women’s knee-high red leather stiletto boots these days, if the strong ticket sales and the Tony Award for Best Musical are any indications.

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