Go Deep: We live in an Insta world these days. Life gets summed up in tweets, posts, pics, (fleeting) Snapchat stories ...
Let it Rain: Rob Moehring, chairman of Washington Shoe Company, makers of Chooka, Western Chief and Staheekum, reflects on the 127-year-old, fourth-generation family business—and why he’s always happy when it rains.
The Power of One: One company, one mindset, one vision: Steve Lax, chairman of Naot, is on a mission of worldwide unity.
The Art of the Rebuild: The rebuild strategy worked for the World Champion Houston Astros. Granted, it took six straight losing seasons—including three consecutive years ...
Spreading The Word: Extra Butter’s Bernie Gross on the boutique’s ode to gritty old New York and what’s next.
What About Bob!: Over the course of 60-plus-years, Bob Campbell, CEO of BBC International, has pretty much seen and done it all, paving the way, leading by example and giving back as much as he has been given.
Trend Spotting: March 2018:
Luxe for Life
The cozy appeal of shearling never gets tired.
Clockwise, from top: New Balance, Timberland, Sorel, ...
Big Apple Boot Call: Intrepid New Yorkers elevate their street fashion game in a range of boots built to battle the elements.
Funky Chunky Bunch: Apparently, father does know best: Chunky/ugly sneakers take Europe by storm.
Down & Derby: Chunky sneakers got nothin’ on the original dad shoe silhouette. Sleek, subtle and snazzy, the derby is the anti-sneaker statement for fall ’18.
Golden Rules: From America to Ireland and back again, Neal Newman, president of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, counts the valuable life lessons and power of philanthropy learned along the way.
Earth Mover: On the heels of 40 percent gains this year, Philippe Meynard, CEO of Earth, says the company is at a tipping point for accelerated growth despite strong industry headwinds.
WHEN LAST YEAR came to an end, I (wrongly) believed 2016 was like no other year in retail, not to ...
Ethiopian Express: The East African nation is ramping up sourcing capabilities, positioning the region (includes neighboring Kenya) as an up-and-coming hub for footwear manufacturing.
Kitschy Keen: Over-the-Top Embellishments turn Ordinary Silhouettes in Extraordinary Statements this Spring.
Paint the Town: Pops of bright red ignite a festive spark on the streets of New York.
Cool Runnings: From cult running shoe to lifestyle status sneaker, the New Balance 998 has withstood the test of time—and “dad shoe” infamy—by remaining true to its Made in the USA roots.
King Clog: The Boston clog, first introduced by Birkenstock in 1979, has clicked over the years with granola types, grannies, grade schoolers and, of late, the glitterati—all who’ve become hooked on its comfort attributes and classic styling.
Putting the “O” In Optimism: Joe Ouaknine, CEO of Titan Industries, offers his take on the retail turmoil, the perceived Amazon threat, endless competition and why, despite it all, the company is on pace for a record year.
Trendspotting: September 2017:
Do the Ruffle
The ’70s-era trimming jazzes up everyday casuals.
Clockwise, from top: Restricted, Seven Dials, Bella-Vita, Minnetonka. ...
Breezy in Ibiza: Statement sandals and bold kicks are the go-to, off-the-beach styles on this Mediterranean island paradise.
The Eclectic Slide: Designers do the classic silhouette in funky materials, jazz details and pops of color. (Socks discouraged.)