Stories tagged: shoes
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
With the Colin Kaepernick campaign, Nike is embracing activism and racial justice at a time when shoe companies can no longer avoid the nation’s political division. After years of building …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year’s end and replacing its chief financial officer.
Mon., July 23, 2018
In 1909, 15-year-old Eli Saad arrived nearly penniless in Spokane. His older brothers Paul and John had started the Saad Bros. Shoe Repair, Pool Room and Cigars in 1906, and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018
It’s the high heel you never knew you never knew about. Now, you probably do.
Tue., July 10, 2018
Because International, a local nonprofit that makes and distributes growing shoes for children in need around the world, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a retail version of their shoe, …
Wed., May 2, 2018
Muntadhar al-Zaidi might be most famous for his shoes. Back in 2008, the Iraqi journalist attended a Baghdad news conference with George W. Bush. The then-president was there to tout …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
The PK80, which honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday, hosted a tip-off reception Wednesday night at Nike headquarters in nearby Beaverton.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
The PK80 tournament next week in Portland honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday and Gonzaga and the 15 other participating teams will be outfitted accordingly.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Anyone who thought that ruminating on Melania Trump’s choice of shoes was appropriate is nothing more than a pathetic rube.
Thu., May 4, 2017
Celebrity dad LaVar Ball reportedly had a problem getting a shoe deal from the Big 3 – Under Armour, Nike and Adidas – but he has developed a signature shoe …
Mon., April 10, 2017
The retail trends that are keeping U.S. shoppers away from malls are also putting a damper on deal-making. The number of mergers involving apparel, shoes and jewelry dropped 12 percent …
Sun., April 9, 2017
Greg Ressa, owner of Ressa’s Shoe Service, discusses his introduction to shoe repair, how footwear’s evolution has changed his business, and which brands he most admires.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
Athletic-gear company New Balance is distancing itself from a white supremacist website’s call to support it for statements a company executive made backing Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
Converse released a more expensive version of the classic Chuck Taylor, the first major overhaul of the world’s most iconic and best-selling sneaker. After a little more than a year, …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Just because it’s casual doesn’t mean footwear has to skimp on fit, arch support
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
On Saturday a juvenile was punched multiple times, kneed and threatened with a sledgehammer – apparently over a pair of shoes.
Sat., July 4, 2015
At the fringe of the yoga-soy block of hipness on West Main sits a small, dusty storefront where one man makes boots with his own thick, ink-stained hands. Cruz Albisu, …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
An auction company says Michael Jordan’s shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA Finals have sold for more than $100,000. The shoes were owned by a Utah …
Thu., July 26, 2012
The Mission Community Outreach Center, 1906 E. Mission Ave., is helping students in need get ready for the school year with its Back to School Shoe Drive. New shoes for …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2011
All of us are guilty of stashing away outdated items that we just don’t know what to do with. It could be VHS tapes or expired medicines or outdated phone …
Mon., July 18, 2011
We bring dangerous chemicals into our homes every day. It could be from our shoes, new furniture, or even our vinyl shower curtain. Here are my Top Five ways chemicals …
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010
They called to me. They twinkled at me from among sensible square-toed pumps and frivolous flip-flops trimmed with plastic daisies. They glittered. They sparkled. They shone. I didn’t even intend …