Adidas hires three all-star Nike footwear designers.

October 6th, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAdidas has poached three top Nike footwear designers as part of its plan to open a Brooklyn Creative Studio in New York City. In a statement issued by Adidas America, the company said the studio, expected to open in 2015, “will drive design direction for the brand and elevate the company’s direct interaction with consumers.”

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Soles4Souls received the Memorial Foundation Leadership Award from the Center for Nonprofit Management.

October 3rd, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicSoles4Souls has been awarded the Memorial Foundation Leadership Award from the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM), and was presented with $10,000 at the CNM’s Salute to Excellence Awards Banq

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Muck Boot and Modern Farmer pair style with substance.

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In the past five or so years the farm-to-table movement has gone from a whisper to a veritable roar. It’s inescapable, and today locavores everywhere are trying their hand at farming, whether it’s an avocado tree on a terrace in the city or a full-blown vegetable plot in the backyard.

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Rich Cofinco returns to Creative Recreation.

October 2nd, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicWhen Rich Cofinco and Robert Nand started Creative Recreation in 2002, fresh from their design roles at Vans, their goal was to fuse an athletic sneaker with a dress shoe–a style that was nonexistent at the time. In the decade since, however, every men’s brand worth its shoe leather has followed their lead.

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Beyond Skin’s Natalie Dean dishes on her vegan footwear brand.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicFed up with the lack of stylish, good quality, non-leather footwear on the market, Natalie Dean decided to put her frustration to good use and in 2001 founded Beyond Skin, a line of vegan shoes for women. “In the past, attempts to combine fashion and ethics generally resulted in one side of the equation being sacrificed.

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Keen Utility and retailers to support Homes for Our Troops for third consecutive year.

October 1st, 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPicFor the soldiers wounded serving our country, transitioning into daily life with new physical challenges and limitations isn’t easy.

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Matt Rubel appointed to key advisory post by President Barack Obama.

September 30th, 2014

President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Matthew Rubel, former president and CEO of Collective Brands, to an additional term on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, a key Administration advisory post.

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New Balance premieres Unlaced video series.

September 29th, 2014

You think you know but you have no idea: That’s the gist of New Balance‘s new Unlaced video series that launched last Friday with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the brand’s baseball athletes. First up, Evan Longoria, third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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