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Exclusive: NBA’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Talks Jordan B.Fly and Off-Court Kicks

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist believes his Charlotte Hornets squad has what it takes to win the NBA title. The Jordan Brand-sponsored athlete’s team is currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 23-23 record, with notable wins this season over top NBA teams including the Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City …

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Is Payless the Next Sports Authority?

Will Payless ShoeSource Inc. become the first major retailer to add its name to the bankruptcy court docket in 2017? The evidence has certainly been mounting in that direction. This week, several Payless’ major vendor partners told Footwear News exclusively that the retailer has fell months behind on its bills with their …

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17 Luxurious Flats From the Haute Couture Shows at Paris Fashion Week

The spring ’17 shows in Paris at Haute Couture Week, which ended on Thursday, featured labor-intensive collections filled with intricate, handmade pieces. To balance the more ornate looks, many designers turned to easy footwear shapes for an easy, no-fuss vibe. Shoes included luxurious flats and sporty sandals. At Versace, Donatella Versace …

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It’s Official: Finish Line Has Sold JackRabbit

The Finish Line Inc. announced today that it has sold its running specialty business JackRabbit to Los Angeles based private investment firm CriticalPoint Capital LLC. The company confirmed back in November that it was exploring strategic alternatives for the running store chain following months of speculation. “As we exit the running specialty business, …

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How Mansur Gavriel Is Switching to a See Now, Buy Now Model

Mansur Gavriel is the latest brand to join the see now, buy now trend. The New York-based company made the announcement today that it will step away from the traditional fashion calendar format by presenting its fall ’17 collection in September for immediate purchase. In addition to presenting the latest assortment of accessories, …

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