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Topic: Shoes

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

And got people to spend $1,500 on a pair of heels

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…

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

HyperAdapt 1.0 coming this holiday season

The Nike Mag is finally coming. Well, sort of. A version of it, at least. The elusive shoe, from the fictional film Back to the Future II, has been something fans…

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

The staying power of SoCal's classic skater shoe

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…

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

The sneaker with three stripes and 35 million fans

Six years ago, a little-known U.K. film called Awaydays took a nostalgic walk back to the Thatcher-era world of "the casuals," a pack of working-class English adolescents who smoked, drank,…

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

NBA standout sees his future in this fun, free-wheeling spot

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. "The Process" from…

Going Clubbing With Cole Haan

Why the 84-year-old fashion label decided to go digital and downtown

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. Since taking over as CMO nearly a…

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