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Kicks Starter

September 1st, 2021

Clayton Kanemitsu, founder of MLO, on how launching a new sneaker brand in the midst of a pandemic has been a blessing wrapped in a trial by fire.

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Home Turf

July 26th, 2019

Scott Home, CEO of Fashion Major Brands, distributors of Musse & Cloud and Coolway, throws a little chin music.

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Green is Good

June 28th, 2019

Colleen Vien, sustainability director for Timberland, on how the brand continues to push the eco-friendly envelope.

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No Surrender

May 30th, 2019

Against all odds and all comers, Mark Jubelirer, president of Reyers Shoes, on why he will never retreat.

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So Pumped!

April 25th, 2019

Kelly Hibler, vice president of Reebok Classics, on tapping into the brand’s rich archives for an enticing blend of menu staples, choice collaborations and fresh reinterpretations.

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Man with a Plan

January 30th, 2019

Bob Mullaney, CEO of RG Barry Brands, makers of Dearfoams, Baggallini and Foot Petals, on turning the company from a customer-centric model into a consumer one.

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Game Changer

December 31st, 2018

Roger Rawlins, CEO of DSW, on how the company is radically changing in order to thrive long term. By Greg Dutter

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Professor Kicks

December 1st, 2018

Matt Powell, senior industry advisor Sports for the NPD Group, on what’s right, what’s wrong and a few possible solutions to what ails today’s athletic footwear business.

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Going for a Run

September 4th, 2018

Tony Post, CEO/founder of Topo Athletic, on getting his latest venture up to full speed.

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Bully Pulpit

June 1st, 2018

Matt Priest, CEO of FDRA and confessed shoe lover, delivers a sermon on the state of the industry.

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