Are People Really Wearing High Heels Again?

“I feel like a gazelle that’s just been born,” said one woman strapping back on the stilettos.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #shoes-and-boots

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How US Activists Are Trying to Halt the Killing of Kangaroos in Australia

A bill in Congress aims to ban all kangaroo products from Australia, setting up a clash between two very different kinds of people on opposite ends of the earth.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #indigenous-australians, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kangaroos, #meat, #pacelle-wayne, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shoes-and-boots

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U.S. Activists Try to Halt an Australian Way of Life: Killing Kangaroos

A bill in Congress aims to ban all kangaroo products from Australia, setting up a clash between two very different kinds of people on opposite ends of the earth.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #indigenous-australians, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kangaroos, #meat, #pacelle-wayne, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shoes-and-boots

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The Art of the Sneaker

A new exhibition in London charts the rise of global sneaker culture, from performance shoe to cult collector item. But do they belong in the museum?

#design-museum-london-england, #fashion-and-apparel, #innovation, #london-england, #museums, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers

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Australian Leather Loses Ugg Trademark Battle

The case hit a nerve for Australians, who consider the footwear a national, if unfashionable, symbol. But the brand’s owner in the United States had mounted a legal challenge against the idea that “ugg” is a generic term.

#australia, #decisions-and-verdicts, #shoes-and-boots, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #ugg-fashion-label, #united-states

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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

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A Revolutionary Shoe Design Updated for a New Century

Salvatore Ferragamo’s Invisible Sandal was a marvel when it was introduced in 1947. This season, its signature heel is back.

#andrew-paul, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #italy, #shoes-and-boots

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A Glamorous High-Heeled Shoe, Crafted From Newsprint

Gherardo Felloni, the creative director of Roger Vivier, takes the ‘Make T Something’ challenge.

#fashion-and-apparel, #felloni-gherardo, #handicrafts, #roger-vivier, #shoes-and-boots

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Zappos Chief Executive is Looking For a Way Forward

Kedar Deshpande, who took over as C.E.O. in August, needs to lead the shoe seller out of the pandemic, while maintaining what his predecessor built.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #deshpande-kedar, #e-commerce, #hsieh-tony, #shoes-and-boots, #zappos

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From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound

Each market frenzy seems crazier than the last. But all have the same roots.

#art, #bitcoin-currency, #coinbase-inc, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #interest-rates, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robinhood-financial-llc, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #stocks-and-bonds, #stockx, #trading-cards, #virtual-currency

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Quarantine Made Me Long for Painful High Heels

Suddenly all those old fashion torture devices are looking awfully good.

#collins-lauren-author, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #lingerie-and-underwear, #mackintosh-sophie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shoes-and-boots, #your-feed-fashion

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How to Walk Safely in the Snow, Ice and Slush

Walk like a penguin: Turn your feet slightly outward and take short, flat-footed steps.

#content-type-service, #falls, #ice, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

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In Afghanistan, Follow the White High-Tops and You’ll Find the Taliban

The sneakers have been worn by Afghan fighters over multiple generations, but they’ve become a gruesome marker of the Taliban’s violent insurgency.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #haqqani-network, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #northern-alliance, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #taliban

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The Best Shoes for Knee Arthritis

People with knee arthritis were less likely to report pain and stiffness if they wore stable, supportive shoes, versus flat-soled, flexible ones.

#annals-of-internal-medicine, #arthritis, #knees, #osteoarthritis, #shoes-and-boots

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Fuzzy Slippers for a Frazzled Year

You should absolutely be wearing shoes at home. Why not make them as cloudlike as possible?

#crocs-inc, #shoes-and-boots, #ugg-fashion-label

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Fitness 2020: The Year in Exercise Science

The novel coronavirus crept into and transformed every aspect of our lives, including the way we work out.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #running, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers

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The Highly Unlikely Yet Totally Predictable Return of Uggs

How Ugg learned to play the high-fashion game.

#fashion-and-apparel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shoes-and-boots, #shopping-and-retail, #ugg-fashion-label, #your-feed-fashion

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Tony Hsieh, Longtime Chief of Zappos, Dies at 46

He stepped down from the online shoe retailer to focus on revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. He died of injuries suffered in a fire.

#deaths-obituaries, #e-commerce, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #shoes-and-boots, #zappos

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The Season’s Best Boots Have ’80s Appeal

Whether tall, short or in between, styles that recall the age of excess.

#burch-tory, #celine-fashion-label, #chanel-sa, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #jil-sander-ag, #shoes-and-boots, #tods-group

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Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter

Hardened athletes and explorers weigh in on how to keep your kids warm.

#alaska, #coats-and-jackets, #colorado, #mountaineering, #parenting, #reykjavik-iceland, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms

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Eleanor Jacobs, 91, Dies; a Force Behind the Earth Shoe Phenomenon

After discovering a pair in Copenhagen that eased her back pain, she and her husband rebranded the funny-looking shoe and sold millions in the U.S.

#deaths-obituaries, #earth-shoes-earth-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #jacobs-eleanor-1929-2020, #jacobs-raymond-1923-93, #shoes-and-boots

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This Labor Day, These Workers Are Trying to Stay Afloat

The coronavirus pandemic has brought various hardships. An artist, bookseller, comedian and five others share their stories of how they are coping with all the uncertainty.

#art, #book-trade-and-publishing, #comedy-and-humor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #labor-and-jobs, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #security-and-warning-systems, #shoes-and-boots, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

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Weird Times Call for Even Weirder Shoes

More refined than Crocs, but just as fashion defiant, water shoes are making the leap from trail hikers to city dwellers.

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Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

We asked the experts to answer questions about all the places coronavirus lurks (or doesn’t). You’ll feel better after reading this.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #hair, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #newspapers, #quarantines, #shoes-and-boots, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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