If the Shoe Floats – The New York Times

It seemingly happened so long ago that the event has assumed elements of urban legend — the saga of the Great Sneaker Spill. Sometimes referred to as the Great Shoe Spill, the tale recounts an event on May 27, 1990, when, during a sudden violent storm in the North Pacific, five shipping containers were swept … Read more

35 Black-Owned Shoe Brands for Women

Brother Vellies In the words of Maya Angelou, “When you know better, you do better.” Recent calls for change, including Aurora James 15 Percent Pledge, is challenging us to reevaluate our spending, be better consumers, and support a more diverse range of designers. It’s time to step up to the plate, and you can do … Read more

How Crocs Became the Unofficial Shoe of the Pandemic

When Allie Goertz encountered Crocs for the first time as a dorky, Wayne’s World-obsessed 13-year old, she instantly despised their bulbous, stippled silhouette. “I remember thinking, ‘They’re so ugly, never in a million years would I wear Crocs,'” she says. Eighteen years later, the musician and writer was self-quarantining at home in Los Angeles due … Read more

Canadian Footwear Brand Vessi Launches Its Newest Waterproof Shoe Today

Photography courtesy of Vessi.A portion of proceeds from deposits will go to a variety of mental health-focused organizations. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date August 12, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter Talk about making a splash: Since its initially crowdfunded products were introduced in 2017, innovative B.C.-based footwear brand Vessi – co-founded by Andy Wang, Tony Yu and … Read more

37 Men’s Shoe Deals from Nike, Common Projects, Timberland, and More

Looking for the best men’s shoe deals the internet has to offer? You’ve come to the right place. From all-weather boots to all-business oxfords—with a healthy serving of red-hot sneakers in the mix, too—we’ve gathered up all the biggest markdowns on the raddest footwear to buy right now. If you’ve got a pair of feet, … Read more

Roger Federer’s New Sneaker Is the Most Sneakily Advanced Tennis Shoe Ever

The twilight of Roger Federer’s career—if you can even call it that, given that his “late period” has stretched on for half a decade now, with no end in sight—has been about crushing expectations with all the sublime power of his backhand. In a sport where most phenoms peak in their mid-20s, he’s racked up … Read more

The Bata Shoe Museum’s Senior Curator Reflects On Its 25-Year History

Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images“I’m not just interested in shoes, I’m interested in the stories that they have to tell,” says the museum’s creative director and senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack. By Pahull Bains Date May 11, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter The Bata Shoe Museum may be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, but its creative … Read more