Shoes

Here’s How Christian Louboutin, Inspired by Showgirls, Proved Trampy Can Be Chic

On July 27, 2012, agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection swooped down on the Port of Los Angeles, commandeering five containers packed with contraband. Estimated street value: $18 million. You might think it was handguns that the agents seized, or drugs, or endangered animal pelts.

Nike Just Made Back to the Future’s Self-Lacing Shoes a Reality

The Nike Mag is finally coming. Well, sort of. A version of it, at least.

From Ridgemont High to ‘Damn, Daniel,’ Vans Is Still Kicking It at 50

One afternoon, a sun-tanned 21-year-old actor named Sean Penn sauntered into the Vans store in Santa Monica, Calif., in search of a pair of comfortable shoes. Penn, who had recently landed a movie part playing a SoCal stoner dude named Jeff Spicoli, picked out a pair of slip-ons in a checkerboard pattern.

This Week’s Must-Haves: LG’s New Smartwatch Is Super Luxe

This week, Adweek is showcasing an elegant smartwatch, a smart surveillance system, a high-tech way to keep your Halloween pumpkin flickering and more. Take a look!

Why Adidas’s Samba Design Is Still Kicking It After 65 Years

Six years ago, a little-known U.K.

Pharrell Anoints a New Generation (and Definition) of Superstars in Adidas Video

Johannes Leonardo's new "Superstar" campaign for Adidas, which features Pharrell and is centered around the Supershell collection he designed, claims to both democratize the idea of superstardom and make it less ambiguous.Well, you can't accuse them of aiming their sights too low, that's for sure.

This Week’s Must-Haves: Emoji-Inspired Footwear and Cyberthief-Blocking Jeans

Here’s a roundup of must-have items picked by the Adweek staff. This week, we're highlighting velvet emoji-inspired shoes, jeans that protect wearers from identity theft, and a magazine organizer that […]

Ad of the Day: Everything’s Great, Then Awful, Then Maybe OK in John Wall’s Foot Locker Ad

John Wall's new Adidas shoe just dropped at Foot Locker. And according to this new ad, it might just be the beginning of something both great and terrible.

Dr. Martens Stands for Nonconformity, but Mostly for Selling Lots of Shoes

I can't stand it! As soon as you run around telling anyone who'll listen that you're hip, subversive and rebellious, you're not. Especially if you do it in a commercial designed to sell shoes. Cue the fall/winter ad push by British footwear brand Dr. Martens and its centerpiece 90-second video by London agency Odd.

Going Clubbing With Cole Haan

It’s a good thing that Cole Haan footwear comes with Nike’s comfy Air cushioning, because Ivan Wicksteed has been on his toes lately.