PARIS (AP) — A giant, glowing crystal rock upon a sand-colored carpet evoked a glamorous alien planet for Hermes’ champagne-sipping VIP guests.
Earthen hues like browns, reds and yellows -- colors long-associated with the heritage brand -- were used at Saturday’s show to create Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s utilitarian, low-key yet luxuriant universe for spring.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sex toys and shoes? Try, sex toys IN shoes.
A little streetwear label has partnered with a giant in the adult toy industry to create a shoe derived in part from unused, defective amusements that come off the manufacturing line as misfits.
MONACO (AP) — Olympic triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas cannot compete in long jump at the world championships in Oregon this month because her qualifying leap was done in unapproved shoes.
Track and field’s governing body World Athletics said Wednesday that a jump by Rojas in Spain in June — which was long enough to qualify for the worlds — “was not a valid result as she was wearing triple jump shoes which are not approved for long jump.”
PARIS (AP) — Loewe thrust Paris Fashion Week into a bleak and dystopian vision of the future on Saturday -- turning its runway into a dead space where nature and animal life only existed to be harnessed and exploited by humankind.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods is wearing Nike apparel this week, as always.
Except the shoes.
Such is the power of Woods: Not only is his mere presence at Augusta National this week a huge story — whether he decides to play in the Masters — but he’s also created a huge side story by showing up for practice rounds Sunday and Monday wearing FootJoy shoes.
BOSTON (AP) — NFL player turned broadcaster Ross Tucker will wear shoes showing an image of a traumatized brain to raise money for the families of players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
GENEVA (AP) — A diamond bracelet that once belonged to France’s Marie Antoinette and a sapphire-and-diamond brooch with matching ear clips that once dangled from a Russian grand duchess are among the featured items in auctions of jewelry and other collectibles next week in Geneva.
MIAMI (AP) — To realize how challenging it was for P.J. Tucker to begin getting settled at a new home in Miami, consider all the places in this country where he stores his collection of sneakers. Many thousands of pairs, some worn, most not, all cherished.
MILAN (AP) — Milan is once again basking in the joy of snarled traffic for Milan Fashion Week, a sneak peek at what real normalcy might look like one day.
Health passes are being checked at the door of in-person shows and presentations, giving a sense of security to events that not so long ago were held with shoulder-to-shoulder seating.
VIENNA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes were 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) thicker than the maximum 4 centimeters allowed.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charles Woodson walked onto his covered patio, overlooking a pool and golf course, to share some sources of pride with visitors.
DETROIT (AP) — Oliver Askew, like most race car drivers, never goes to a track without his helmet — one never knows when a team might need an emergency driver.
So he was ready when Arrow McLaren SP needed a replacement for Felix Rosenqvist on Sunday at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90.
The company, based southeast of Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, announced Van Doren’s death on social media Friday but didn’t provide any details...
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the Grammy Awards in 2008 has shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold...
NEW YORK (AP) — Century 21 Stores — a destination for bargain hunters looking for fat deals on designer dresses and shoes, cosmetics and housewares for nearly 60 years — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is winding down its business, shutting all 13 stores across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s reopening varied widely Wednesday, with some people wearing face masks and keeping their distance while others jostled in crowded streets...
A man made to make shoes. The king of the Congolese dance hall. A novelist in exile. In the first of an occasional series, The Associated Press takes a look at figures in arts, entertainment and culture who have died after contracting the coronavirus...
MIAMI (AP) — In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by wearing one of his jersey numbers...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike will stop selling its sneakers and athletic gear directly to Amazon, ending a two-year relationship with the world’s largest online retailer.
The announcement was a setback for Amazon, which has been trying to lure big brands to its site.
NEW YORK (AP) — A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat in a morning bath Thursday, and he was fired at 16 for shoplifting at the Gap where he worked...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season...
PARIS (AP) — A frothing cherub fountain constructed of striped fabric drew the eyes and camera lenses of VIP guests at Thom Browne's fantastical Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday. Here are highlights from Browne and other designers for spring-summer 2020 menswear, including the many houses showing co-ed collections.
NEW YORK (AP) — From a tiny bottle of nail polish, a luxury fashion empire was born.
Designer Christian Louboutin says he was experimenting in his factory one day when he suddenly seized his assistant's bottle of red polish to blot out the usual black soles and try some bright color...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike wants to meet your feet.
The sneaker seller will add a foot-scanning tool on its app this summer that will measure the length, width and other dimensions of customers' feet after they point a smartphone camera to their toes...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface.
The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Behind the Forum River Center on Friday, 96 people in a crowd of 350 raised red slips of paper in the air to represent the number of Georgians who lost their lives to domestic violence this past year.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death is again holding space for her — this time with an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention...
NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign...
NEW YORK (AP) — It's like AAA for horses.
When one of the New York Police Department's horses loses a metal shoe, or they just wear out on the gritty city streets, a blacksmith shop on wheels rushes to the rescue, equipped with a 2,850-degree furnace and trained farriers who can make the fix on the spot...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was elected...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Kim Jong Un was clad in his favorite Mao-style suit, wore the same horn-rimmed glasses and maintained his trademark high-cut hairstyle...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — At Penn-Lee Footwear in Wilkes-Barre, they do business the old-fashioned way.
Just like it was done in the 1960s, employees at the privately owned shoe store are dedicated to providing customer service and measure customers' feet by hand...
Before presenting the Oscars for documentary short and live-action short, Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph drew laughs sending up the academy’s progress in with representation of minorities, both among presenters and nominees.
When LeBron James stepped on the court wearing mismatched sneakers in the nation's capital, it wasn't a fashion statement by the NBA's most popular athlete...
WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James made a statement during an NBA game with his shoes — one black, one white, with the word "equality" in capital gold letters on the back of each.
Then, after the game, James made a statement about President Donald Trump, saying: "This is a beautiful country and we're never going to let one person dictate how beautiful and how powerful we are...
Having a well-heeled closet may be the first step to strutting your style at home.
Whether you wear designer shoes, sneakers or slippers, it's important to keep footwear organized and off the floor when you're not wearing a pair, says Carolyn Musher, sales vice president for California Closets in New York City.
Model and actress Carol Alt is in Westport Thursday evening to mark the opening of a pop-up store for Cat Perkins, a New York City-based designer of convertible shoes designed to allow women to attach fresh “uppers” to soles to create their own styles.
I have a lot of shoes! Now, I am not boasting and will acknowledge that there is no reason for me to have the number of shoes that are in my two closets, in cases under the bed in the guest bedroom or stacked in boxes in the corner of the guest bedroom.
One of the oldest businesses on Broad Street closed its door for the final time Friday. Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop, owned by Joe Murray, closed as his lease ended June 30. Building owner Nathan Roberts of ArborHaven Investments said he notified Murray the lease would not be renewed back on Feb.
Happy birthday to Gary Mackler whose efforts at being low key about it were snuffed by Kanani Fu (she didn’t get the memo about wearing closed-toe shoes) during the blessing for Ho‘oluana at Kohea Loa!
Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about makeup names. — Heloise
"Dear Heloise: Why do makeup and hair-dye companies try to be trendy with the names they give to colors? I was looking for eyeliner in a dark-purple shade, but had no idea what shade Mystic Night or Tahitian Seas was.
Un día grampo and Canutito decided to go shopping por unos zapatos nuevos. Canutito’s shoes ya estaban todos worn out and he had holes en las suelas. As they were walking por debajo del portal in front de las tiendas, Canutito estaba todo busy looking at all the neat displays in the windows y no se dio cuenta when he stepped on some dog poop.
MIAMI — As a kid in Venezuela, Miguel Lozano helped his father make promotional products for such well-known names as Mercedes-Benz and Bacardi. By the time he was 12, he had hired himself out as a graphic designer and web developer for a barbershop, and while in high school in Orlando, he and a friend had an online sneaker boutique that sold limited edition — and high-priced — sneakers to collectors.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.
Among the mutton-bustin' Texans, a little Canadian stood out. Most competitors wore jeans, long sleeves and boots. Joshua Stresman wore basketball shorts, a T-shirt and tennis shoes.
The event was a new challenge for Joshua, though the 5-year-old plays hockey, baseball and other sports.
LONDON (AP) — In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain's Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes...
Women walking into Saks’ new shoe salon in Greenwich will feel as if they’ve waltzed into the fantasy land of their dreams. The place is a fairy-tale tableau of posh furnishings, with sink-into upholstered seating in soft, soothing grays and taupes with occasional color bursts in mustard, moss, lipstick pink and sky blue.