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Today’s Outfit: Relance Running Shoes from France

My daughter and I were just talking about signing up for Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run because Instagram and Facebook have been showering me with their ads. And let’s face it, that pumpkin hoodie and finisher medal looks really cool. If you carry a pumpkin for the run, you get the Tough Pumpkin finisher medal. I’m thinking that’s worth a shot! Every runner knows, the key to a good 5k is a great pair of RUNNING SHOES! That’s why French company, Relance, set out to make the most comfortable runnin...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Instagram, France, Shoes, Running, Kickstarter, Sneakers, Londonderry, Running Shoes, Runners, Today's Outfit, French fashion, Today's Outfits, Cashwood, RELANCE


How to get sneaker bots: the controversial tech that helps resellers flip hundreds of hyped pairs of Jordans, Dunks, and Yeezys

StockX; Samantha Lee/Insider In the sneaker resale world, a "bot" refers to a software application that expedites the online checkout process. Though certainly a controversial aspect of sneaker culture, bots are essential for purchasing latest releases at retail prices. Here's everything you need to know about the business of bots and their role in buying sneakers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are a few of reasons people will regularly miss out on hype...
Tags: Twitter, Finance, Trends, Tech, Nike, Retail, Bots, Sneakers, Landing Page, Samantha Lee, Resale, Leon Chen, Cook Group, Shoshy Ciment, BI Graphics, SoleSavy


Upcoming Animal Crossing-themed Puma sneakers gets good marks from gamers

A collaboration between Nintendo and Puma is bringing us some fresh new Animal Crossing gear.
Tags: Gaming, Shoes, Trends, Nintendo, Puma, Sneakers, Switch, Animal Crossing


Adidas agrees to sell Reebok for $2.5 billion to a company aiming to go public this summer

REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/File Photo Adidas has agreed to sell Reebok for roughly $2.5 billion, a sum less than what it originally paid. Rebook will be bought by Authentic Brands Group, a conglomerate that also owns Brooks Brothers and Forever 21. Adidas bought Boston-based Reebok back in 2006 for $3.8 billion in an attempt to compete with Nike. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Adidas agreed to sell struggling sneaker brand Reebok Thursday for roughly ...
Tags: Ipo, Boston, Trends, Markets, Nike, Adidas, Ufc, Divestment, Crossfit, Sneakers, adidas AG, Reebok, Authentic Brands Group, ABG, Divest, Isabelle Lee


Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, accquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another SoftBank Ventures Asia portfolio company), Altos Ventures and JAFCO. Launched in 2018, SODA runs SNKRDUNK, one of Japan’s largest sneaker ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Softbank, Tech, Philippines, Soda, Tokyo, EC, Sneakers, SoftBank Group, Uchiyama


Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, acquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another SoftBank Ventures Asia portfolio company), Altos Ventures and JAFCO. Launched in 2018, SODA runs SNKRDUNK, one of Japan’s largest sneaker ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Softbank, Tech, Philippines, Soda, Tokyo, EC, Sneakers, SoftBank Group, Uchiyama


Best Work Shoes For Women In 2021

Women’s footwear often conjure up an unfeasible image of high pointed heels or fancy laced up boots, but is that really true? As many options as women have in terms of their shoes, not everything can be worn every time, especially when your feet’s moving around a lot. Thus, comes the need to narrow down your options for the sake of those extensive work hours. But that doesn’t mean you’d have to opt for comfort over style, you can rock them both.  Over the past few years, there has been ...
Tags: Fashion, Shoes, Sneakers, Ballet Flats, Ankle Boots, Loafers, Comfortable Shoes, Shoes Shoes Shoes, Shoes For Women, Work Shoes, Business Shoes


We asked editors, stylists, and influencers for the stylish sneakers they love - here are their 16 picks and styling tips

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tyler Chanel; Hannah Baxter; Ashley Jones; Samantha Sutton; Alyssa Powell/Insider We asked 16 fashion-forward experts for their most prized sneakers - and how they style them. Refresh your sneaker rotation with their top picks, from Converse and Nike to Balenciaga and Yeezy. For more on shoes, check out our roundup of comfortable shoes and guide to the best white sneakers. It's impossible to label a...
Tags: Reviews, Nordstrom, New York, Style, US, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Features, Austin, Buying Guide, Women's Shoes, Las Vegas, Sneakers, Nike Air Jordan, Air Jordan


Sneaker marketplace GOAT hits $3.7 billion valuation in Series F raise

Sneaker and streetwear empire GOAT just doubled its valuation in a massive new raise. The GOAT Group parent company shared today that it has raised $195 million in a Series F raise valuing the fashion giant at some $3.7 billion. The raise was led by a handful of hedge funds and P/E firms including Park West Asset Management, Franklin Templeton , Adage Capital Management, Ulysses Management and funds & accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates. GOAT has surgically defined a corner of fashion ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Publishing, Tech, Livestock, Economy, Retailers, EC, Goat, Sneakers, Online Marketplaces, Valuation, Franklin Templeton, Series E, Goat Group, Park West Asset Management


Sneaker marketplace GOAT hits $3.7B valuation in Series F raise

Sneaker and streetwear empire GOAT just doubled its valuation in a massive new raise. The GOAT Group parent company shared today that it has raised $195 million in a Series F raise valuing the fashion giant at some $3.7 billion. The raise was led by a handful of hedge funds and P/E firms including Park West Asset Management, Franklin Templeton , Adage Capital Management, Ulysses Management and funds & accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates. GOAT has surgically defined a corner of fashion ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Publishing, Tech, Livestock, Economy, Retailers, EC, Goat, Sneakers, Online Marketplaces, Valuation, Franklin Templeton, Series E, Goat Group, Park West Asset Management


Sneaker community startup SoleSavy raises $12.5 million Series A to build an end-to-end sneakersphere

Collectibles boomed during the pandemic and while NFT outfits like NBA Top Shot exploded as consumers flirted with newer efforts, the sneaker world grew even more mature with enthusiasts digging deeper into communities dedicated to the hobby/passion/obsession/alternative asset class. Vancouver’s SoleSavy, a sneaker community dedicated to giving fans a curated place to navigate the world of shoes, with all of its drops, news and rumors, has raised a $12.5 million Series A just months after wrappi...
Tags: TC, Europe, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Tech, Software, Culture, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Nba, Vancouver, National Basketball Association, EC


7 Popular Sneaker Trends You Need To Try In 2021

Do you love sneakers and want to learn more about what trends are going to be popular this year? There are several fads that you might be interested in. You might find inspiration to create new outfits of your own. If you want to learn more, be sure to stick around!  Sneakers can be paired with anything today- dresses, skirts, shorts, and more. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your favorite outfits. However, many people enjoy being in on the latest trends. 2021 has ...
Tags: Fashion, Running, Sneakers, Running Shoes, Trend Alert, Sarah Mason, Platform Sneakers, Shoes Shoes Shoes, Slip-on Sneakers, Canvas Sneakers, Fashion Sneakers, Wedge Sneakers, Athletic Sneakers, High Top Sneakers, Retro Sneakers, Wmns Air Jordan


Silicon Valley's favorite sneakers brand, Allbirds, is preparing to go public, according to a report

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images Allbirds is reportedly interviewing banks as it prepares to go public on the New York stock Exchange. The New York Times was first to report the news. Allbirds - known for its low-key, comfy sneakers - has grown rapidly in the last five years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sustainable sneaker brand Allbirds is making plans to go public, according to a New York Times DealBook report early Wednesday.The company, which is famous for its unbrand...
Tags: Japan, Ipo, Trends, New Zealand, Retail, Silicon Valley, Tim Brown, Sneakers, Business of Fashion, US Europe China, Allbirds, New York Times Dealbook, Joey Zwillinger, Tommaso Boddi Getty, Mary Hanbury, New York stock Exchange The New York Times


One sneaker takes up to 40 years to decompose in a landfill. These 10 brands are changing that by making shoes from recycled and renewable materials.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Adidas Over 300 million pairs of sneakers are thrown out annually. It can take 30 to 40 years for a pair to decompose in a landfill. Learn about 10 sneaker brands using eco-friendly materials and more sustainable production methods. The sneaker industry is bigger than ever, and its growth shows no signs of slowing. More than 23 billion pairs of sneakers are produced every year, but behind the great dem...
Tags: Reviews, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Converse, Nike, Adidas, Features, Italy, New Zealand, Women's Shoes, Silicon Valley, Peta, Tim Brown


Nike's 18-year partnership with basketball legend Kobe Bryant officially ends

Kobe Bryant, who died in January 2020. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant said Tuesday that his estate would not extend its contract with Nike. It's the end of a nearly 20-year partnership. Sources told ESPN that Nike's contract-extension offer wasn't in line with the estate's expectations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nike and Kobe Byrant's partnership has officially ended.According to ESPN, Vanessa Bryant - the widow of ...
Tags: Twitter, US, Trends, Nike, Gigi, Shervin Pishevar, Basketball, Retail, Espn, Kobe Bryant, Meredith, Sneakers, Bryant, Kobe, ESPN Insider, Vanessa Bryant


Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit

At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the chance to dig into our reporting in front of our friends from Motor City. All about StockX Introducing the StockX EC-1 Origin story: How StockX became the stock market of hype Authentication and StockX’...
Tags: TC, Tech, EC, Detroit, Sneakers, Witte, StockX, Rae Witte, Detroit City Spotlight


These sneakers are woven by robots and have 3D-printed soles

Adidas is releasing a new sneaker design with a 3D-printed sole and fabric upper that's woven by a robot from as many as 10 different yarns. The first commercial versions, called Futurecraft.Strung, will be available later this year. From IEEE Spectrum: "With Strung for the first time, we can program single threads in any direction, where each thread has a different property or strength," Fionn Corcoran-Tadd, an innovation designer at Adidas' Futurecraft lab, said in a company video. — Read t...
Tags: Post, Fashion, News, Shoes, Adidas, Robotics, Sneakers, Fionn Corcoran Tadd, Adidas Futurecraft


A sneaker collector is selling a prototype pair from Kanye West's first Yeezy line valued at $1 million. They could become the priciest sneakers ever sold.

The Yeezy prototypes could become the most expensive sneakers ever sold. Sotheby's A sneaker collector is selling a prototype pair from Kanye West's first Yeezy line for Nike in 2008. The pair is valued at more than $1 million, making it the most valuable sneaker to ever come to market, according to Sotheby's. West unveiled the sneakers when he wore them during his performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards. See more stories on Insider's business page. A prototype pair of Kanye...
Tags: New York, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Bloomberg, Kanye West, West, Michael Jordan, Retail, Grammys, Sneakers, Forbes, Reuters, Yeezy, Chang, Mark Smith


Allbirds' Wool Runners are still the most comfortable sneakers out there - even after wearing the same pair for over 3 years

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Allbirds/Instagram Popular shoe startup Allbirds is best known for its Wool Runner ($95) that was launched in 2016. The sneaker is lightweight, breathable, machine washable, and sustainably made. Learn why they're still some of our favorite sneakers after more than three years of wear. Women's Wool Runners (small) Men's Wool Runners (small) Allbirds is one of the hottest footwear brands i...
Tags: Reviews, San Francisco, Trends, Features, New Zealand, Women's Shoes, Silicon Valley, Tim Brown, Sneakers, Grey, Allbirds, Joey Zwillinger, Mens Shoes, Amir Ismael, Style (Reviews, Product Card


Lil Nas X is courting controversy with his blood-infused kicks, but the rock band KISS actually did it first - in a bloody 1977 collaboration with Marvel Comics

Members of the rock group KISS perform during a concert at the Civic Center in Hartford, Conn., Feb. 16, 1977. The band members are Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Rapper Lil Nas X has announced he will drop a pair of shoes containing real human blood. The rock band KISS invented the idea of blood-infused merch in a collaboration with Marvel Comics in 1977. Both endeavors were called satanic and received similar reactions from critics. Afte...
Tags: Comics, Music, Entertainment, Marvel, Trends, Nike, Brooklyn, South Dakota, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, Sneakers, Comic Book, Lee, Buffalo New York, Hartford Conn, Las Vegas Nevada


Nike released a bunch of new sneakers today in celebration of Air Max Day - here's a look at the coolest new and classic pairs

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. StockX On March 26, 1987, Nike released the Air Max 1, the first shoe to feature Nike's Air Max technology. To celebrate 34 years of Air Max innovation, Nike is releasing new sneakers today, March 26. Shop Air Max sneakers at Nike, Foot Locker, eBay, StockX, Goat, Stadium Goods, and Nordstrom On March 26, 1987, Nike released the original Air Max 1, a silhouette that's regarded as one of the bran...
Tags: Reviews, Nordstrom, Ebay, Trends, Nike, Features, Sneakers, Travis Scott, Air Max, Nike Air Max, Stadium Goods, Tinker Hatfield, Air Maxes, Sean Wotherspoon, Instagram Shop, Nordstrom NYC


Nike falls following boycott calls in China over statement about forced labor of Uyghurs

Customers lined up outside the Nike flagship store on the opening day at Wangfujing Street in January in Beijing, China. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Nike shares lost 5% early Thursday following calls in China for a boycott of its products. Backlash against Nike was sparked after the company said it would not use materials from the disputed Xinjiang region. A Nike statement highlighted reports of forced labor of Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic minority in China. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Labor, China, Shoes, US, Trends, Markets, Cotton, Nike, Beijing, Canada, Burning, Muslim, Air Force, Xinjiang, Sanctions, Sportswear


Jump Into Spring With Colorful Sneakers From Cariuma, Get Free Shipping Too

OCA Low Top Canvas | $79 | Cariuma | Use Code DOWNTOEARTHRead more...
Tags: Fashion, Clothing, Shoes, David, Lifehacks, Consumer Goods, Footwear, Sneakers, Shoe, Fernando, OCA, Athletic Shoes


Nike drops 5% as supply-chain issues lead to weaker-than-expected sales

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Nike shares fell as much as 5.4% on Friday following a mixed third-quarter earnings report. Sales of $10.36 billion fell short of Wall Street's target of $11.02 billion. The company said congestion at US ports cut into sales but growth in digital sales softened the blow. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nike stock fell on Friday after the athleticwear-maker's third-quarter sales missed Wall Street's expectations, with the company ...
Tags: Shopping, Africa, Shoes, US, Trends, Markets, Nike, Earnings, Stocks, Ports, Sneakers, Europe Middle East, Greater China, Q3, Carla Mozee, NKE


What's the Difference Between All These Running Shoes?

When you walk into a shoe store, you’ll see hundreds of pairs to choose from. From barefoot running shoes to a $200 pair of Nike’s. The fact of the matter is, the “perfect” running shoe doesn’t exist. Everyone needs a different type of shoe, and when it boils down to it, getting the right shoe is more about what’s…Read more...
Tags: Shoes, Nike, Tennis, US military, Basketball, Lifehacks, Consumer Goods, Footwear, Sneakers, Shoe, Barefoot, Nike Inc, Athletic Shoes, Protective Gear, Barefoot Running, Hospitality Recreation


Allbirds' water-resistant sneakers are our go-to shoes for rainy weather - here's how they've held up after a year and a half of wear

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Allbirds' ($115) and ($135) have a treatment that makes water slide off.They also feature a reinforced sole that gives your feet better grip on slippery surfaces.We tested them and thought they were just as comfortable and supportive as the original Runners. "Will they or won't they?" I ask to myself as I crane my neck toward the gray clouds above me. As the seasons transition and weather foreca...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Shoes, Trends, Reddit, Women's Shoes, Footwear, Sneakers, Emily, Mizzle, Allbirds, Mens Shoes, Connie Chen, Sally Kaplan, Les Shu, Danny Bakst


What to know about the business of sneaker bots: the controversial tech that helps resellers flip hundreds of hyped pairs of Jordans, Dunks, and Yeezys

StockX; Samantha Lee/Insider In the sneaker resale world, a "bot" refers to a software application that expedites the online checkout process. Though certainly a controversial aspect of sneaker culture, bots are essential for purchasing latest releases at retail prices. Here's everything you need to know about the business of bots and their role in buying sneakers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are a few of reasons people will regularly miss out on hyped sneake...
Tags: Twitter, Finance, Trends, Tech, Nike, Retail, Bots, Sneakers, Landing Page, Samantha Lee, Resale, Leon Chen, Cook Group, BI Graphics, SoleSavy, Hayha Bot


Ingenious hands-free sneaker design

The Nike GO FlyEase is an ingenious design for accessible hands-free sneakers that you can slip on and off. They'll sell for $120. "Usually I spend so much time to get in my shoes," says champion wheelchair fencer Bebe Vio. "With the Nike GO FlyEase, I just need to put my feet in and jump on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Shoes, Nike, Accessibility, Sneakers, Bebe Vio With


We put Allbirds' slip-on loungers to the test and they live up to the name of the 'world's most comfortable shoes'

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Allbirds calls itself "the world's most comfortable shoes."Best known for its trademark Wool Runner, the company has another popular style: the .We tried the and found them ridiculously soft, breathable, and supportive.  Whether you know someone who has and loves them, or you've just seen enough colorful, plush-looking sneakers walking around to note the style, you've likely already come into contact...
Tags: Reviews, San Francisco, Trends, New Zealand, Women's Shoes, Tim Brown, Sneakers, Brown, Brandt Ranj, Allbirds, Joey Zwillinger, Mens Shoes, Ellen Hoffman, Mara Leighton, Style (Reviews, Product Card


You Can Slip On and Take Off Nike's New Sneakers Without Touching Them With Your Hands

Bending down to put on and lace up a pair of sneakers is a simple action that many of us take for granted. For those with mobility and movement challenges, Nike has created its first hands-free sneaker called the GO FlyEase that also happens to arrive in the middle of a pandemic when minimizing touch is an important…Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Clothing, Shoes, Nike, Consumer Goods, Footwear, Sneakers, Shoe, Crocs, Nike Inc, Self Tying Shoes