Posts Tagged ‘Footwear Fashion’

Be Smart about Your Sandals…And Save Your Feet

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Today more than ever, sandals are the norm in the warm weather, and more acceptable in the workplace. Your comfort, wellness and feet go hand in hand. One important factor to consider is the health and safety of your feet to suit your active lifestyle. Our feet contain numerous bones and and joints all connected(read more)

Vibrams FiveFingers Sued over Health Claims

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A group of five law firms has filed a class-action suit against Vibram USA Inc and Vibram FiveFingers LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts alleging the company used deceptive statements about the health benefits of barefoot running. “Given that Defendan’ts advertising and marketing equates barefoot running with running in FiveFingers,(read more)

Uggs for brides? Footwear firm gives weddings the boot – to style mavens’ horror

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By Isabel Teotonio Most brides opt for designer heels for their big day. But boots? Ugg boots? Ugg Australia has unveiled its “I Do” wedding collection of cosy UGG wedding shoes, complete with sparkles, satin and crystal. Like many other brands, the Australian company has stepped into the bridal category, with a capsule collection featuring(read more)

Skechers Posts Loss in Q1 on Sales Decline

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Skechers USA, Inc. reported first quarter sales were $351.3 million compared to $476.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. The loss from operations for the first quarter of 2012 was $4.4 million compared to earnings from operations of $15.3 million in the first quarter of 2011. The net loss for the first quarter of(read more)

Shoes have replaced handbags as fashions big investment accessory: Style Czar

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The two girls window shopping outside the Louis Vuitton store on Bloor Street seem mystified “What are those?” asks one, pointing in the window, her nose wrinkling in amazement as if she has spotted a fleet of LV-embossed UFOs. “Um,” offers her companion, “wedge-heeled, patent-leather platform penny loafers?” The girls turn away, laughing at the(read more)

Shoe therapy has real benefits – study

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By: Matthew Theunissen Shoes are more than just laces and leather – for some women they may have therapeutic qualities, a new study suggests. Research led by University of Canterbury PhD student Jessica Boyce has found that women who feel more insecure after exposure to “body ideals” own more attractiveness-conferring accessories such as shoes and(read more)

Running shoe debate heats up with the weather

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Spring is here! The forsythia is in bloom, the trees are turning green and runners are hitting the road. Every year, 36 million people in the United States run and about half of them suffer at least one injury. To prevent injury, runners are advised to stretch properly, cross-train in other sports and, above all,(read more)

For Some New York Shoppers, No More State Sales Tax

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By: Kate Taylor  Many shoppers got a pleasant surprise on Sunday as New York State reinstated its sales-tax exemption on clothing and footwear items costing less than $110. “Oh, wow,” Candy Conway, a mother from Pennsylvania who was shopping at Century 21 in Lower Manhattan with a friend, Brenda Alek, and the two women’s teenage(read more)

Footwear Sales Get Pumped Up

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By Adrianne Pasquarelli When Liz Lusby wants to splurge on a pair of fancy, must-have boots, she divides the price by the number of times she expects to wear them, and then divides the result again, to cover each foot. “If I break it down that way, it seems more realistic, and the price isn’t(read more)

Fashion spurs sales of athletic shoes

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By Matt Townsend Running shoes meant for marathoners are this era’s Air Jordans. Shoppers more interested in making a fashion statement than actually jogging are scooping up technologically sophisticated running shoes because they’re comfortable and trendy. And they aren’t afraid to pay up. Exhibit A: Nike’s $100 Free sneaker in “hot punch,” aka pink. Sales(read more)