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2010-10-14 13:05:00

SKELMERSDALE, England, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotter Comfort Concept, women's shoe specialist, has launched what it believes to be the ultimate on-trend sheepskin boot collection, designed with a raft of comfort features to give them a comfy edge in a busy marketplace. "Sheepskin boots have become a popular seasonal trend and although there are many that are comfy and warm, unless they have been made with a specific eye to the design detail they can lack support, rub the back of heels and...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The eight winning U.S. teams from City Chase, The World's Largest Urban Adventure Series, proved this summer they could battle like true reality TV stars in Regional one-day competitions across the country. They will compete in a 36-hour, comfort-zone pushing competition as the third annual U.S. National Championship heads to Orlando, Florida. "We are so pleased that our eight teams will push themselves physically, mentally and emotionally as they battle...

2010-09-20 09:52:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Every woman knows that shoes can make or break an outfit, but for full-figured women, it can often be a challenge to find the season's latest shoe styles in a size that fits. That's why Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty full figured apparel retailer, has expanded their shoe collection to feature the hottest looks in shoes and boots. The entire collection comes in sizes 8W - 12W, and our boots also feature wide calves. Nobody fits...

2010-08-19 12:39:00

LONDON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- House of Fraser, the leading premium department store, has launched its Autumn/Winter 2010 footwear collection by Dune online. The Dune Group offers affordable luxury shoes and accessories, with brands including Dune, Pied a Terre and Bertie. The Dune Group was formed in March 2009 with the acquisition by Dune of the Shoe Studio Group and opened its first store in London's Kings Road in 1993. Autumn/Winter 2010 footwear concentrates on three main trends....

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2010-05-28 08:35:08

The rubber boots that emergency personnel wear when responding to situations where hazardous materials (HazMat) are present may be functional, but they're not very comfortable. New research coming out of North Carolina State University hopes to provide a next generation HazMat boot that meets both criteria. "We've learned from firefighters and other first responders that the current rubber boots are slippery and uncomfortable; they'd prefer a leather boot similar to ones they wear during...

2010-04-07 21:23:00

VICTORIA, Texas, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you visit Victoria, Texas, don't forget your boots. That's what a new marketing campaign, Bring Your Boots! (TM), launched this week by the Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau wants you to know. You can wear your boots to do just about anything in Victoria. Its friendly people, historic sites, good food and night life is custom made for any visitor. "We want people to think of boots when they think of Victoria, Texas. All...

2010-03-18 13:54:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to recent publicity about the negative health impacts when wearing sheepskin boots, premium and luxury sheepskin footwear brand Koolaburra has accelerated the announcement of the launch of its newest innovation The Modern Classic boot style. The Modern Classic incorporates the best features of existing styles while updating the functionality, fit, performance and look of the classic sheepskin boot. Koolaburra's Modern Classic not...

2010-02-26 08:00:00

ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrell and National Park Foundation are proud to kick off the third annual Junior Ranger Essay Contest asking kids: If you were a National Park Ranger for a day, how would you describe the national parks to someone who's never been before? Essays must be no more than 500 words and winners will be selected based on originality, clarity and effectiveness of style and organization. All children must have parental or guardian permission to enter and...

2009-05-14 13:52:00

Largest Commitment from an Outdoor Brand in National Park Foundation History ROCKFORD, Mich., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an era when wired, indoor lifestyles threaten to consume natural outside inclinations, Merrell and the National Park Foundation (NPF) have partnered to get more people living active and outdoor lives. A long-term agreement, formalized today, represents a unique and synergized partnership between Merrell and the NPF that will work to make the National Parks more visible and...

2009-04-11 16:00:09

A New York podiatrist says people may face long-term pain from foot to back from wearing trendy UGG-style boots. Dr. Rock Positano of the Hospital for Special Surgery says new research indicates wearing footwear that does not offer proper arch support can cause possible long-term problems, ABC News reported Friday. It may feel cushiony; it may feel comfortable, but it doesn't mean they're getting the necessary arch support that a foot needs to function effectively, Positano said of UGG...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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