How Nike Won the Cultural Marathon

As the brand turns 50, it’s not letting up.

#fashion-and-apparel, #nike-inc, #sneakers

‘Vegan Leather’: How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.

#amazon-com-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #invista, #jbs-sa, #leather-and-leather-goods, #nike-inc, #plastics, #silk-and-silk-goods, #sustainable-living, #target-corporation, #textiles

Are the Next Global Tennis Stars Among These Tweens?

The search for elite players is so competitive that IMG, the agency that once ruled tennis, is cultivating preteens to find the next prodigy, giving them access to representatives from the pro tours and Nike.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #children-and-childhood, #coaches-and-managers, #eisenbud-max, #img-worldwide, #nike-inc, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Golf Shoes Are Getting a Makeover Thanks to Streetwear and Sneaker Culture

If you’ve seen golf shoes on the street, it is because one of the world’s most conservative sports has been getting a fresh look thanks to streetwear and sneaker culture.

#eastside-golf-fashion-label, #extra-butter-llc, #fashion-and-apparel, #golf, #nike-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers

Julian Gaines Has a Question: ‘How Do I Paint Oregon Black?’

A love for Nike led him away from his home in Chicagoland to a grand artist’s studio on a wind farm outside Portland.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gaines-julian, #nike-inc, #sneakers

MSCHF, Brooklyn Collective Behind ‘Satan Shoes,’ Drops New Sneaker

MSCHF has designs on your feet.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #mschf, #nike-inc, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-fashion

Larry Miller, of Nike’s Jordan Brand, Asks Forgiveness for 1965 Murder

Barbara Mack hugged Larry Miller after he apologized for killing her brother, Edward David White. But if she were 30 years younger, she told him, “I would have been across that table at you.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #miller-larry-g-1949, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nike-inc, #philadelphia-pa, #white-edward-david-1946-65

Sneaker Sellers Wrestle With Price Spikes After Virgil Abloh’s Death

When unexpected tragedy, unsatiable hypebeasts and the rapidly growing resale market collide.

#abloh-virgil, #auctions, #christies, #fashion-and-apparel, #nike-inc, #off-white-fashion-label, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sneakers, #stockx

House Votes to Impose Forced Labor Ban on Goods Made in Xinjiang

The lopsided margin reflected growing bipartisan anger at China’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs in the northwestern region.

#apple-inc, #coca-cola-company, #forced-labor, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #nike-inc, #pelosi-nancy, #peng-shuai, #rubio-marco, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #womens-tennis-assn, #xinjiang-china

Vietnam’s Workers Hesitate to Return After Covid Outbreak

Vietnam, one of the world’s largest suppliers of apparel and footwear, is experiencing a labor shortage. Many employees are reluctant to return after a harsh summer lockdown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #southeast-asia, #vietnam

In Confessional Book, a Nike Exec Omits the Name of the Man He Killed

Larry Miller has written a book revealing that at age 16, in 1965, he murdered someone. The disclosure blindsided the family of the victim, whose name he never mentioned.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #content-type-personal-profile, #harpercollins-publishers, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nike-inc, #philadelphia-pa, #portland-trail-blazers

David F. Kennedy, Whose Ad Agency Put Nike on the Map, Dies at 82

Wieden+Kennedy, which he co-founded in Portland, Ore., broke from Madison Avenue tradition. Unlike many of its rivals, it has remained independent.

#advertising-and-marketing, #deaths-obituaries, #kennedy-david-f-1939-2021, #nike-inc, #wieden-dan, #wiedenkennedy

Shalane Flanagan Is Running 6 Marathons in 43 Days. Chicago is Next.

In her quest to run all six major marathons in this closely packed fall season, Flanagan will run Chicago on Sunday and Boston on Monday.

#boston-marathon, #flanagan-shalane, #goucher-kara, #marathon-running, #nike-inc

Retailers’ Latest Headache: Shutdowns at Their Vietnamese Suppliers

Factories in the country, a major apparel and footwear supplier to the U.S., have been forced by the pandemic to close or operate at reduced capacity, complicating the all-important holiday season.

#everlane-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #gennette-jeffrey, #ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam, #macys-inc, #ministry-of-supply, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #vietnam

Roger Federer’s Biggest Legacy? It Might Be His Billion-Dollar Brand.

Other tennis superstars have built sponsorship empires. But none ever wooed the corporate class as brilliantly as Federer.

#advertising-and-marketing, #content-type-personal-profile, #federer-roger, #finances, #nike-inc, #tennis

We Have Reached Peak ‘Exercise Dress’

Tired of sweatpants and bike shorts — not to mention all the targeted ads — women are gravitating toward sporty, stretchy skort-dresses for everyday wear.

#dresses, #nike-inc, #outdoor-voices-inc, #reformation-inc

Nike Renames the Alberto Salazar Building After Lifetime Ban

Salazar, the famed distance running coach, has been permanently barred from the sport by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct.

#coaches-and-managers, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #running, #salazar-alberto, #sex-crimes, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

Alberto Salazar Barred from Track for Sexual, Emotional Misconduct

A former top coach who was once one of the world’s greatest distance runners, Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2020, #oregon, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

Nike’s Shifts in Track and Field Are Top of Mind as Trials Begin

A series of contract changes, executive shuffling and internal responses to scandals have athletes and others wondering where the sport stands with Nike as it heads into the Olympics.

#advertising-and-marketing, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #nike-inc, #olympic-games, #running, #sneakers, #track-and-field

Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

Nike Says It Ended Deal With Neymar Amid Investigation of Sexual Abuse

Nike said that Neymar, the soccer superstar, had refused to cooperate with an investigation into “credible allegations of wrongdoing” made by one of the company’s employees.

#neymar, #nike-inc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #soccer

The Secret Psychology of Sneaker Colors

You think they randomly choose those glaring shades of Nike, Adidas and New Balance? Think again.

#adidas-ag, #color, #innovation, #new-balance-athletic-shoe-inc, #nike-inc, #puma-ag, #reebok-international-ltd, #sneakers, #yeezy-fashion-label, #your-feed-fashion

The Preachers ’n’ Sneakers Trend is Alive and Well and Spawning Merch

Also a new book that examines the relationship between spirituality and stuff. Here’s what to expect.

#preachersnsneakers-authenticity-in-an-age-of-for-profit-faith-and-wannabe-celebritiesbook, #bieber-justin, #books-and-literature, #celebrities, #christians-and-christianity, #fashion-and-apparel, #hillsong-church, #kirby-ben, #ministers-protestant, #nike-inc, #osteen-joel, #sneakers, #your-feed-fashion, #zoe-church-los-angeles-calif

Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women

As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

#athleta, #athletics-and-sports, #gymnastics, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #usa-gymnastics

Nike Agrees to Settlement with ‘Satan Shoes’ Maker MSCHF

The unauthorized sneakers, which contain a drop of blood and cost $1,018, sold out in less than a minute last month.

#art, #auctions, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #mschf, #nike-inc, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #china, #cotton, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #inditex-group, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

Soccer Samples Streetwear and Likes the Fit

Juventus reimagined its look, P.S.G. partnered with Jordan Brand, and now Arsenal and Inter Milan are following suit. But soccer’s interest in design has little to do with the sport.

#adidas-ag, #art, #fashion-and-apparel, #interbrand, #juventus-soccer-team, #logos, #nike-inc, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #ronaldo-cristiano, #soccer, #uniforms

Lil Nas X, Clapback Champ

The rapper’s new single, video and sneaker were merely the prelude to a brilliantly orchestrated main event: a virtuosic performance on Twitter.

#lil-nas-x-rapper, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #mschf, #nike-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sneakers, #social-media

China’s Outrage over Forced Labor Charges Targets H&M, Adidas and Nike

Major clothing brands that rely on the Chinese market are caught in a bind as Beijing and the West harden their stances on the crackdown on Xinjiang.

#adidas-ag, #china, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #nike-inc, #politics-and-government, #shanghai-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

‘One Property at a Time’: A City Tries to Revive Without Gentrifying

Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.

#abandonment-property, #affordable-housing, #amazon-com-inc, #area-planning-and-renewal, #baraka-ras, #beth-israel-medical-center, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #minorities, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #nike-inc, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy, #whole-foods-market-inc

Does the Shoe Fit? Try It On With Augmented Reality

Retailers are turning to the filtering technology popularized by Snapchat to add a real-world feel to online shopping.

#christian-dior-sa, #computers-and-the-internet, #fashion-and-apparel, #nike-inc, #shopping-and-retail

How Retail Online Shops Are Trying Augmented Reality

Retailers are turning to the filtering technology popularized by Snapchat to add a real-world feel to online shopping.

#christian-dior-sa, #computers-and-the-internet, #fashion-and-apparel, #nike-inc, #shopping-and-retail

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

Business groups and major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation cracking down on imports of goods made with forced labor from persecuted Muslim minorities in China.

#apple-inc, #china, #coca-cola-company, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nike-inc, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

If the Shoe Floats

Over the decades, a mass of flotsam from a freighter accident has inspired scientific discovery, urban legend and, now, an art exhibition commemorating the Great Sneaker Spill of 1990.

#art, #brattleboro-vt, #great-sneaker-spill, #nike-inc, #oceans-and-seas, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sneakers, #yoder-andy

Reading All the Books on Nike, Déjà Vu Sets In

“Win at All Costs” is the latest effort, following books like “Swoosh,” “Bowerman and the Men of Oregon” and “No Logo,” to better understand the company.

#books-and-literature, #nike-inc, #running, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #win-at-all-costs-inside-nike-running-and-its-culture-of-deception-book

Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

#fedex-corporation, #football, #marshall-george-preston, #mascots, #names-organizational, #nike-inc, #pepsico-inc, #snyder-daniel-m, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc, #washington-redskins

Adidas Voices Solidarity While Closing Its Stores

The company, which relies on young black consumers, released an anti-racism statement on social media but shut its U.S. outlets because of protests across the country.

#adidas-ag, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nike-inc, #shopping-and-retail

Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.

#72andsunny, #adidas-ag, #advertising-and-marketing, #aina-jackie, #benjerrys-homemade-inc, #citigroup-inc, #converse-inc, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #fashion-nova-inc, #floyd-george-d-2020, #hbo-max, #kaepernick-colin, #netflix-inc, #nike-inc, #nordstrom-inc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reebok-international-ltd, #social-media, #starbucks-corporation, #target-corporation, #warner-media-llc

Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Sneakers Sell for $560,000

A pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, signed by the NBA legend, broke an auction record on Sunday.

#basketball, #chicago-bulls, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jordan-michael, #nike-inc, #sneakers, #sothebys

Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn ‘Air Jordan 1s’ Sneakers Sell for $560,000

A pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, signed by the NBA legend, broke an auction record on Sunday.

#basketball, #chicago-bulls, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jordan-michael, #nike-inc, #sneakers, #sothebys

Fitness Instructors Flock Online to Pump You Up

With widespread stay-at-home orders, they are using social media to stream their workouts. But many trainers are facing financial straits from a lack of paying clientele.

#campbell-naomi, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #facebook-inc, #hemsworth-chris, #instagram-inc, #nike-inc, #social-media, #yoga