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The Week in Footwear: Tech Start-Up Vessi Launches Waterproof Knit Shoes

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Sneakernomics: Black Friday 2017

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As expected, Black Friday 2017 was marked by broader and deeper discounts than last year. Promotions started earlier than last year as well. Most Black Friday deals were available before Thanksgiving. (Read More)

Caleres Q3 profit falls flat

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Warm fall weather and a lively hurricane season resulted in flat Q3 earnings for Caleres, parent company to shoe brands like Sam Edelman and Via Spiga. (Read More)

Rocky Brands sells Creative Recreation

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Rocky Brands Inc. is returning to its work and western roots. The company announced Monday that it has sold its Los Angeles-based Creative Recreation brand to a private label group. (Read More)

Tech start-up Vessi launches waterproof knit shoes on Kickstarter

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Light weight and streamlined constructions are well-known benefits of knit footwear. However, a new Vancouver-based company is pushing the performance capabilities of the trendy upper material with the “world’s first fully waterproof knit shoe.” (Read More)

Is Shiekh Shoes on the brink of bankruptcy?

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Sneakerhead retailer Shiekh Shoes revealed Friday it is taking steps to avoid bankruptcy. (Read More)

Charlotte Mills launches personalization service for bridal sneakers

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British footwear brand Charlotte Mills announced Wednesday the kick off of a new personalization service for sneakers. (Read More)

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