How Heelys Wheeled Shoes Got Hot Again

Heelys is on a roll. Four years after its acquisition by Sequential Brands Group, the once struggling wheeled-shoe brand is back on track and logging impressive sales gains, thanks to fresh styling, expanded retail distribution and a savvy social media strategy. Sequential’s licensing partner, BBC International, which oversees the footwear …

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Footwear Industry Leaders Tell All About BBC’s Bob Campbell

Over his long career in the footwear industry, BBC International chairman and CEO Bob Campbell has influenced countless individuals. Here, several of his close friends and colleagues reflect on five aspects of his varied personality. 1. BUSINESS VISIONARY Jim IsslerCEO & president, H.H. Brown Shoe Co.[Business-wise], Bob reads a situation …

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See the Designer Shoe Favorites Shrunk Down for the Kid Crowd

Call it the mini-me movement. These days, many top designers are responding to the demand to dress children as fashionably as possible (and to match their parents) by offering signature styles for the playground set. Footwear News called on six kids we happen to know (full disclosure: most of their …

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Harry Styles Walks on Water in Gucci Boots in New Music Video

Harry Styles new music video for his song “Sign of the Times” makes us question whether the star has proper respect for Gucci boots. In the highly anticipated video for his debut solo single, released today, the 23-year-old dons a Gucci wool cashmere coat and Gucci leather “Jodhpur” boots as he walks …

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