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The Week in Footwear: Amazon Aims to Quell the Sale of Counterfeits

Ugg launches waterproof sneakers for men

Ugg Men's Waterproof Footwear
Just in time for rainy fall days ahead, Ugg has announced a new collection of waterproof sneakers for men. (Read More)

Amazon aims to quell the sale of counterfeit footwear

Amazon Athletic Shoes
Amazon’s plight to extinguish counterfeiting sellers on their website may be putting the brunt of the punishment on real sellers, CNBC reported last week. Online retailers looking to sell specific big name brands like Nike, Adidas and Asics now have to pay a one-time nonrefundable fee up to $1,500 per brand, according to CNBC’s interviews with sellers. (Read More)

Shoe Carnival cuts guidance after slow Q2

Shoe Carnival
Following a rocky first quarter, family footwear retailer Shoe Carnival promised that sales would climb with the temperatures, but the company’s latest earnings report paints a decidedly less sunny picture. (Read More)

Clae releases New ‘Mama Loves You’ shoe

Clae Footwear
Clae, a premier men’s sneaker brand, collaborated with French-based boutique, Mama Shelter, for their latest sneaker released Thursday. (Read More)

Golden Goose responds to Twitter backlash

Golden Goose
The Golden Goose saga continues as the company responds to the Twitter backlash unleashed early last week, over the duct-taped, distressed pair of sneakers retailing for $585 at Barney’s. The company has since released a statement, reported by US online, defending the design. (Read More)

Foot Locker opens new Herald Square flagship

Footlocker Herald Square Flagship
Athletic retailer Foot Locker opened a new flagship location at Herald Square in New York City on Tuesday. (Read More)

Meet Feetz, DSW’s big bet on 3-D technology

DSW thinks it knows how to get shoppers excited about visiting its stores again. The discount shoe retailer announced earlier this year that it had invested in a new strategic partnership with Feetz, the “digital shoe cobbler” which launched in 2013. (Read More)