Nike Turned These Classic Air Jordan Sneakers Into Golf Shoes

Golf aficionados will soon be able to hit the links in a classic Air Jordan style. The retro Air Jordan 13 sneakers are set to release in golf-shoe form next week. On top, they’re largely unchanged, with the same dimpled overlays and tumbled leather you’d find on the original shoe. However, …

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This Rainboot Brand’s Founder On What Keeps Her On Top of Her Game

Footwear entrepreneur Kerri Sengstaken, co-owner of rain boot brand Dav, likes to have fun on the job. And, according to Sengstaken, it’s easy to do when you’re in the shoe business. Ever-changing fashion trends, coupled with a fun cast of industry insiders, keeps her creative juices flowing. Here, Sengstaken talks …

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Fenty x Puma Bow Creeper Sandal Drops Today

Last month, Rihanna and Puma held a special pop-up shop at Milk Studios in Los Angeles for the latest Fenty x Puma collection. That’s when the Fenty x Puma Bow Creeper Sandal made its debut, and at that point, the pop-up was the only place you could purchase the summery …

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Manolo Blahnik’s Most Artistic Shoes Are Now on Display in Russia

Legendary designer Manolo Blahnik officially opens his “Art of Shoes” retrospective today in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition at The State Hermitage Museum showcases 212 shoes and 80 original drawings, which are part of Blahnik’s extensive archive. (In total, the designer has crafted more than 30,000 pairs of shoes.) The designer, who …

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Jordan Brand’s Latest Sponsored Basketball Star Doesn’t Play in the NBA

Jordan Brand’s stable of sponsored basketball stars just got a little bigger. But the label’s latest addition to its athlete roster isn’t a product of the NBA. Multiple reports state that the namesake outfit of NBA legend Michael Jordan has signed Guo Ailun, a 23-year-old baller who plays in the Chinese Basketball Association. Reports state Ailun, …

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7 Shoe Companies Feeling the Impact of Retail Bankruptcies

A wave of Chapter 11 filings has brought new challenges and opportunities for key industry players. Here, Footwear News highlights seven firms being impacted by recent retail bankruptcies. Steve Madden As a maker of private-label footwear for Payless ShoeSource, Steve Madden has been feeling some heat from the retailer’s bankruptcy, …

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