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The Week in Footwear: Could Kering’s Days of Owning Puma be Numbered?

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Asics opens first U.S. AsicsTiger concept store

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Asics opened its first-ever U.S. concept store for AsicsTiger in New York last Thursday. (Read More)

Nike uses Dutch loophole to cut taxes

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Nike’s use of a Dutch loophole to cut taxes is in the spotlight after documents surfaced over the weekend called the Paradise Papers, released by the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). (Read More)

How Hound & Hammer offers smart fashion for young men

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Hound & Hammer, a contemporary line of men’s casual dress shoes founded by footwear veteran Chris Ryan and his son, Sean, bridges the gap between college kicks and serious fashion. (Read More)

Report: Democrats are warming up to the Ivanka Trump brand

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Is the Ivanka Trump brand on the rebound? A new YouGov BrandIndex poll reveals consumers’ mixed feelings about the First Daughter’s eponymous clothing and footwear empire. (Read More)

Could Kering’s days of owning Puma be numbered?

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After reports earlier this year that Kering is trying to place itself among top-notch luxury brands, it looks like the company might be selling off Puma to ensure a more luxurious portfolio. (Read More)

Sneakernomics: Holiday 2017 outlook for the sports industry

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Innovation, quality, and exclusivity have always been the industry’s cornerstones, and it is the brands excelling in these areas—not in lowest price—that are also growing the most in sales. (Read More)

Cat Footwear customizes boots with tattoos

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In keeping with Cat Footwear’s “Go Boldly” campaign, the brand hosted a lively press preview in New York City last week to showcase its Spring ’18 collection. (Read More)

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