A specialized shoe insole that vibrates when wearers are supposed to make a turn is due to ship out soon and its inventors predict it will be a gamechanger in more than one market. Lechal, which means "let's go" in Hindi, will deliver thousands of insoles and customized sneakers to the visually impaired, as well as to runners and other athletes.
Designed by MIT grad Anirudh Sharma, Lechal provides subtle feedback about where the wearer is going and in what direction. The shoes and insoles rely on Bluetooth technology to connect to a person's smartphone, which then uses GPS to map out a route. The shoes will vibrate on whatever...
On the heels of last fall's collaboration, which resulted in a 90 percent sell-through, Nine West and InStyle have come together again to launch a complete accessories collection for spring. Hitting stores tomorrow, the collection combines InStyle's industry insight with Nine West's footwear and accessories expertise to bow an array of shoes (18 of 'em), clutches and cuffs. Retailing from $70 to $109, the collection will be available at all of Nine West's U.S. locations, as well as on NineWest.com and at select stores in Canada, Spain, Turkey, Mexico and the U.K.
The Skechers Foundation celebrated its fifth annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Feb. 27 by presenting its largest ever donation totals in the history of the walk: $318,000 to The Friendship Circle--a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families--and $492,000 dedicated to six education foundations.
Skechers President Michael Greenberg expressed his gratitude to sponsors such as Nickelodeon, Steel Partners, Wells Fargo and Chevron, celebrity supporters Jimmy Kimmel, Brooke Burke-Charvet and Tommy Lasorda, and more than 10,000 walkers for their collective help in reaching this milestone.
"Donation funds from the Skechers Foundation have helped expand our current programs, including Camp Got Friends--a two-week summer retreat which serves 90 children with special needs," says...
Vans has teamed up with the ASPCA to offer animal lovers the chance to support their furry friends in a sartorial way with shoes, shirts and accessories covered in cats and dogs. The seven-piece collection includes an oll-over cat collage on Vans' classic silhouette, the Authentic, while the Sk8-Hi Slim uses puppies on each quarter panel. To celebrate the collaboration and raise awareness, custom sock-liners in orange--a color that represents animal abuse prevention--with ASPCA logos are found in the foot beds of all shoes. Vans x ASPCA retails from $20 to $65 and hits stores this month.
Forget "The Bachelor." If you're after a match made in heaven look no further than Georgia Boot, creator of the original logger boot, and Stihl Timbersports, which showcases the world's best lumberjacks. The two have teamed up in a multi-year sponsorship agreement that gives Georgia Boot a presence at every Stihl Timbersports professional and collegiate event and on the series' website and social media outlets, along with commercial spots and an in-show feature during televised contests. "We have a tremendous heritage with logger boots and aligning with Stihl is a perfect fit for both brands," says Jordan Gottke, brand manager for Georgia Boot. The 2014 schedule kicks off in March, while the U.S. collegiate and professional championship is scheduled for June 20-22.
- 1 of 132