NBA Players Take Steps Toward Equality In Limited Edition SneakersStarting with MLK Day and coinciding with Black History Month, NBA players and shoe companies are honoring the past and creating a dialogue about the future through footwear.
Airbnb Launches Local Tours In NYC With Sarah Jessica ParkerAirbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising "an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience" led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as "an actor, producer, businesswoman ... and a proud New Yorker."
Texas Tax-Free Weekend Is Now UnderwaySchool is just around the corner, and the annual Texas tax-free weekend is helping students get ready to return to class. The sales tax holiday is officially underway, now through Sunday.
Michael Kors Puts Best Foot Forward, Buys Jimmy ChooCBS News partner BBC News is reporting that Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.
Is Nike Joining The Amazon Roster?Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon. The deal would give Nike better exposure to Amazon's huge customer base.
Nike To Slash 1,400 Jobs, Cut Sneaker Styles In ShakeupThe sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it also will cut about 1,400 jobs.
LaVar Ball Ups Shoe Deal Asking Price To $3 BillionThe outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball said Wednesday on Fox Sport 1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" that it will now cost a shoe company $3 billion to make a deal with his Big Baller Brand.
Coach's Bling Fling, Will Spend $2.4B To Buy Kate SpadeCoach will spend $2.4 billion for Kate Spade, tying together two premier brands in the luxury goods sector that have fought to snare younger shoppers.
Museum As Shoeseum: What Our Footwear Says About Our SoulsWhether a pair of crystalline embellished slippers, or thigh-high boots with platform heels, shoes show our personalities, moods and social status. That's the premise behind the an exhibition "Shoes: Pleasure and Pain."
Money Rolls In To Rescue Dorothy's Ruby SlippersOn Monday, the Smithsonian launched a campaign to raise $300,000 to preserve the ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas in "The Wizard of Oz." By Friday morning, the campaign had already raised $239,000.
Nike's 'Back To The Future' Self-Lacing Shoes On Sale SoonYou won’t have to go too far into the future to pull on a pair of “Back to the Future”-style self-lacing shoes. Nike has confirmed it will sell the HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers inspired by the movie.
Olympics Provide Opportunity For Sneaker CompaniesWhile the men's basketball team's first order of business is to win the gold medal at the Rio games, there will be some other basketball business taking place on the court. Shoe business. And it can get personal.