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2010-07-14 08:36:00

TUPELO, Miss., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Debris Inhibitor has been approved by the National Federation of High School Associations for wear by players during high school football games in 2010. Developed by Southern Sport, Inc., the cleat covering prevents debris found on artificial turf fields from entering athletic shoes and socks. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/southernsport/45165/ (Photo:...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

TOPEKA, Kan., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Back-to-School shopping season just underway, Payless ShoeSource, the nation's leading specialty family footwear retailer, is helping parents and their families put their best foot forward by offering the latest seasonal footwear and accessory trends at affordable prices. This year's Back-to-School program will again include extended sizing on about 50 children's styles, nearly 20 key styles available for under $10 (sale: 7/27 - 8/9), a...

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2010-07-08 12:52:53

A new study suggests that wearing sneakers tailored to your foot shape might not help protect you against injuries. New Balance, which was the shoe company used in the study, helps runners choose the best shoe for them by determining their foot shape in the company's online "Find your Total Fit" feature. But "simply measuring the foot morphology with (this type of) technique is not sufficient for prescribing footwear if your objective is to prevent injuries," Dr. Bruce Jones, an...

2010-06-24 09:00:00

NEW YORK, and LEXINGTON, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Keds, the all-American original sneaker brand, today announced its sponsorship of the Whitney Museum of American Art's summer season, July 1-September 26, which includes Christian Marclay: Festival, an exhibition of the work of this groundbreaking artist known for the distinctive fusion of sound and image in his art. Activated by more than 100 live daily musical performances, the Whitney show explores Marclay's approach to the world...

2010-06-17 16:32:00

WESTFORD, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls announced today its partnership with PUMA to collect new and gently used shoes at the company's 100 store locations. In addition, PUMA is expanding the program by accepting monetary donations for Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity, in its stores. From mid-June to mid-July, PUMA is encouraging consumers to bring in any pair of gently worn shoes - any brand, any style - for 30% off a new pair of sneakers at PUMA Stores and 15%...

2010-05-27 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyra Banks, Kate Winslet, Paris Hilton and even First Lady Obama: What do they all have in common? They all wear a size 11 shoe. The average American woman with that same sized foot would usually not have access to shoes as fabulous as theirs. But since 2005, online shoe retailer BarefootTess.com, has provided women wearing shoe sizes 10 to 15 with stylish options not often available in retail shops. For most women, shoe shopping is part of a fun outing,...

2010-05-04 16:15:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs, LLC, a subsidiary of interactive multichannel retailer HSN, sells out of the Performance Platforms(TM) with patent-pending Get Fit(TM) Technology by Grasshoppers, a division of Keds LLC, during yesterday's exclusive premiere. In just over three hours, Mangano sold approximately 30,000 pairs of the new sneaker priced at $59.95, successfully making history once again...

2010-04-29 07:20:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Last fall Soft Star Shoes noticed a sharp increase in calls from customers requesting modifications to their existing line of glove-like moccasins. They were surprised to learn that people weren't only wearing them around the house, but to run trails, marathons and even ultra marathons. With interest increasing in barefoot running due, in part, to the popularity of Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run," Soft Star developed a minimal running...

2010-04-26 04:08:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- We keep Mom on her toes...this Mother's Day, spoil her with Lady Foot Locker's collection of footwear fit for a queen. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100426/NYFNSP03) "No, you're not wearing that!" "Really? There's no homework again?" "I don't care if Joey's mom says it's ok!" We've all heard one of these lines at some time or another, and it's clear that Mom has had to be on top of her game to keep up with us. Since we've got her...

2010-03-23 17:27:00

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Even the panel of "odor specialists" resisted the urge to cover their noses as pungent smells emanated from the most offensive sneakers in this year's Annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest(SM). Ready to be judged, nine kids, ages six to sixteen, from across the country have arrived in Montpelier today, selected as national finalists, wearing the decrepit and odorous rubber-soles that won them regional recognition. To view the...


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