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DC Shoes co-founder dies at 55 in snowmobile accident

Jan 6, 2023 / United States
Ken Block, the co-founder of DC Shoes and founder of the Hoonigan motor racing team, died in a snowmobile accident near his home in Utah on the 2nd of January, aged 55

British Vivienne Westwood dies at 81

Dec 30, 2022 / United Kingdom
The fashion designer, who was the pioneer of the punk fashion phenomenon of the 70s and whose subsequent eccentric styles had a major influence in later decades, died at the age of 81. She was also a known climate activist

Giorgio Armani's open letter

Apr 10, 2020 / Italy
Reacting to an article published by WWD, the Italian designer wrote an open letter underlining that luxury shouldn’t imitate fast fashion

Two Ten Footwear Foundation appoints new CEO

Feb 28, 2020 / United States
The national charitable foundation of the US footwear industry announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Shawn Osborne will take the leadership of the Foundation

London Design Museum to feature sneakers and Prada

Nov 26, 2019 / United Kingdom
The London-based museum announced its forthcoming exhibition programme for 2020. Sneakers and Prada amongst the scheduled exhibitions

Marche et démarche, une histoire de la chaussure

Nov 11, 2019 / France
This is the name of a new exhibition by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. On display since the 7th of November, the works can be viewed until February 2020

Record-breaking amount raised by Skechers

Oct 30, 2019 / United States
During its 11th edition of the Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk more than 2 million US dollars in were raised for children with special needs and students

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk aims at 2 million US dollars

Oct 18, 2019 / United States
California’s largest walk for children with special needs and education, the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk launches its second decade with a 2 million US dollars fundraising goal

The world’s most expensive shoe unveiled in Dubai

Oct 15, 2019 / UAE
Dubai was the place chosen to unveil the world's most expensive shoes with a total value of 73 million United Arab Emirates Dirham, roughly 20 million US dollars

Jesus Shoes sold out in a minute

Oct 11, 2019 / United States
With holy water from the Jordan River on the sole, the Jesus Shoes sold out in a minute. The base model, the Nike Air Max 97 has a selling price around 160 US dollars

Timberland to plant 50 million trees

Sep 10, 2019 / United States
The company launched “Nature Needs Heroes”, a campaign to empower global community to be champions for the planet. 50 million trees planned to be planted over the next 5 years

Christian Louboutin exhibits in Paris

Sep 6, 2019 / France
From the 25th of February 2020 onwards, the Palais de la Porte Dorée will present a major exhibition devoted to the work and creativity of Christian Louboutin, the internationally renowned footwear designer

Vans launches shoe customization contest

Sep 6, 2019 / United States
The company's first global shoe customization competition aims to enable creative expression worldwide. Grand prize totals 25 000 US dollars with the shoe design being produced and sold by Vans

Nordstrom gives away 25 000 pairs of shoes

Aug 22, 2019 / United States
The Seattle-based retailer is teaming up with its customers and the non-profit Shoes That Fit to deliver 25 000 pairs of shoes to kids in need for their return to school

FDRA 75th Anniversary Party

May 16, 2019 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America and the NY trade show have come together to celebrate FDRA’s 75th Anniversary and FFANY’s 40th
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