More than 100 shoe companies will be dedicating their time and resources at 83 food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, environmental groups, youth programs, senior centers, schools and hospitals in 22 states during April as part of Two Ten’s National Footwear Cares Month. Sponsored by Amazon Fashion, the charitable foundation and co-chairs Jeanne Markel (Zappos/Downtown Project) and Scott Briggs (Keds) are hoping to replicate the success of last year’s outing–and then some. A whopping 6,500 footwear volunteers have signed up to lend a helping, um, foot, compared with 3,000 in 2013.
Just when you thought the Grammy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated, hat-loving Pharrell Williams couldn’t get any busier, the mega producer goes and teams up with Adidas on a range of Originals. Adidas will collaborate with Williams’ Bionic Yarn coming from The Vortex Project, an initiative with Parley for the Oceans to turn plastic debris into yarn and fabric. Bionic Yarn will be used in some of Pharrell’s upcoming Adidas Originals products. “Working with an iconic brand like Adidas is such an incredible opportunity.
Claire Holt of the CW hit series Vampire Diaries joined USA Network actress Jessica McNamee from Sirens and several style tastemakers on Mar. 19 in West Hollywood to celebrate the DSW and Glamour Beauty Collection box debut. The box is chock full of such necessities as nail polish, lip balm and brushes, curated specially for loyal shoe loving shoppers. The box is available free with every $175 purchase while supplies last, or by itself for $99.95 on dsw.com.
Christopher M. Miller, 40, was arrested Saturday after reenacting the same crime that landed him in the slammer 15 years years ago. A little more than 24 hours after he was freed from prison for his attempt to rob a Stride Rite store in Toms River in 1999, he returned to the scene of the crime to commit the act again, according to police. After grabbing $389 from the register, he bolted but was caught a few blocks away. He is now being held in the Ocean City County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The National Father’s Day Council has named Vince Camuto a recipient of its 2014 Father of the Year award. The father of five will be honored at the 73rd Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon in New York Hilton Hotel on June 4.
Golf isn’t just a plaid-claid and baggy-panted gentleman’s game anymore. Adidas Golf has created a Climacool collection of ballerina-inspired shoes for on-the-go female golfers. Weighing less than five ounces, it’s the lightest women’s golf shoe the company has ever developed. Reinforced zones on a mesh upper offer stability througout the swing, a Puremotion outsole with wider and deeper grooves provides flexibility and a Fitfoam sockliner conforms to the contours of the foot for long-lasting comfort.
Spanish lifestyle brands Camper and Pretty Ballerinas have come together to bow a couple of limited-edition ballet flats for spring. Camper’s creativity and comfort is applied to two Pretty Ballerina signature styles in soft shades of suede with pops of fluorescent pink on zig-zag lacing and ribbon trims. The collection hits store mid-April.
Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra celebrated the launch of Mondo Guerra for Crocs last Thursday while hosting a viewing party for Under the Gunn at the new Crocs’ store on 34th Street in New York City. The limited edition line, which hits shelves in September, will be sold exclusively at the store while supplies last. Featuring Guerra’s signature bold patterns on some of the brand’s most popular flats, the collection consists of three styles that retail from $39.99 to $49.99.
What do you get when you mix minimalism with a pinch of London ‘tude? The first capsule collection for Topshop by Adidas Originals. Classics are reimagined in bespoke prints and iconic silhouettes have been stripped back to basics for a fresh take on urban favorites like the Superstar, the Tech Super and the Attitude. Recreated in luxury leathers, splashed in Topshop’s London graphics and enhanced detailing in contrast threads, the shoes ring true against a fresh backdrop of soft corals, field green and gritty monochromes.
Inspired by the wave of creativity that came with the launch of #LivingOfftheWall, Vans is inviting aspiring filmmakers from all over the country to share their stories for the chance to win a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project. Be a Documentarian is looking for 3-6 minute short-film documentaries that share each filmmaker’s interpretation of living “off the wall.” A panel of judges will review eligible videos and determine a winner based on creativity, originality, appeal and technical quality.