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October 7, 2012
It’s unusual that a brand can pull this off. The product now has nothing to do with what it was conceived to be — and nobody knows anything about Chuck Taylor.
Landor Associates’ chief marketing officer, Hayes Roth • Discussing the long, gradual reinvention of Chuck Taylor shoes from athletic shoes to hipster shoes du jour — something which the brand itself didn’t embrace until 2007, four years after Nike bought Converse. It’s interesting to see how the brand evolution slowly took hold.
14:22 // 1 year ago
June 19, 2012
nationalpost:

Adidas ‘shackle’ shoes cancelled amid slavery controversyAdidas has dropped its plans for a sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff after critics complained the shoes were racist and reminiscent of slavery.They promoted the shoe with the line: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”

For what it’s worth, here’s an image of My Pet Monster, the toy that inspired fashion designer Jeremy Scott to shackle these still-pretty-bad-idea shoes:

nationalpost:

Adidas ‘shackle’ shoes cancelled amid slavery controversy
Adidas has dropped its plans for a sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff after critics complained the shoes were racist and reminiscent of slavery.

They promoted the shoe with the line: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”

For what it’s worth, here’s an image of My Pet Monster, the toy that inspired fashion designer Jeremy Scott to shackle these still-pretty-bad-idea shoes:

12:04 // 1 year ago
May 4, 2012
boston:

Reebok measures feet of tallest man in US for new shoes 
- Igor Vovkovinskiy had started a social media campaign to get new shoes to help ease his pain, and Reebok offered to fit him for a free pair of shoes.

Coming up with a better pun than “big shoes to fill” for this story is going to be a tall order. (Sorry.)

boston:

Reebok measures feet of tallest man in US for new shoes

- Igor Vovkovinskiy had started a social media campaign to get new shoes to help ease his pain, and Reebok offered to fit him for a free pair of shoes.

Coming up with a better pun than “big shoes to fill” for this story is going to be a tall order. (Sorry.)

16:33 // 1 year ago
March 6, 2012
newsweek:

Ron Paul wears black leather Reebok shoes with his suits. Smart.
[Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images]

Bro knows comfort trumps all.

newsweek:

Ron Paul wears black leather Reebok shoes with his suits. Smart.

[Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images]

Bro knows comfort trumps all.

15:46 // 2 years ago