When it catches the light, the all-white shoe shimmers like a radioactive marshmallow. I know it will never look this pristine again. Not just because it will get inevitably dirty, as all shoes do. But because this shoe will one day be recycled into a new shoe that, somewhere in its weave, will sport evidence of its past life: dirt, grass stains, and even the natural yellowing of time. This is Adidas Futurecraft Loop. It’s the first performance running shoe–and one of the first consumer products in general–designed for a circular life cycle. “When you wear out this product, you give it back to us. And we recycle it,” says Tanyaradzwa Sahanga, materials engineer at Adidas. “We can take that recycled output, those ground bits of shoe, and put them into new shoes again.” The first Loop shoes will be given away–not sold–in a beta of unspecified size beginning this fall, as Adidas figures out how the shoes will be priced and collected … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Adidas’s radical new shoe could change how the world buys sneakers
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Lulu Chang, provided by Published 2:00 pm CDT, Sunday, April 7, 2019 Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Nothing completes your boardroom-ready look quite like the right pair of power heels or flats. Perhaps the most important element of your work wardrobe is your shoes, which is why we've rounded up some of the best places to find office-appropriate footwear. We like Everlane's dress shoe selection the best, but Madewell, M. Gemi, J. Crew, and Rothy's all have great options. It is simply the case that one can never own too many pairs of shoes, and when it comes to work-appropriate shoes, the "correct" number of pairs is practically infinite. Of course, finding a pair of flats or so-called modest heels that are both attractive and … [Read more...] about The best places to buy dress shoes for women
Mara Leighton, provided by Published 9:35 am CST, Monday, February 25, 2019 The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Vivobarefoot Vivobarefoot shoes mimic the natural shape of your foot and provide minimal cushioning for maximum sensory feedback. The pair I tried, the Kanna ($75) are the most useful and versatile shoes I've added to my closet in a long time. The Kanna is stylish, comfortable, breathable, and roll up to the size of a pair of socks so I can carry them in my purse or crowded carry-on. You can find them at Vivobarefoot.com or Zappos. Let me begin by saying that I have never been one to proselytize shoes that look like gloves for your feet. I am no convert. And while I do prefer going barefoot, the surprise-ridden sidewalks of NYC have completely tampered the impulse. Having said that, clunky sneakers and boots make walking in the … [Read more...] about These $75 sneakers fold up to the size of a pair of socks and mimic what it’s like to be barefoot
Walmart has its hand in retail and e-commerce in 27 countries worldwide, according to its website. The company’s first store outside the United States was a Sam’s Club in Mexico City, which opened in 1991, according to its website. Walmart has struggled to expand into markets abroad for years. Competing discount chains across the globe that are able to offer shoppers better prices and service shoppers with unique needs pose a threat that the company doesn’t quite face in the US. After trying and failing at putting its own name on stores in certain countries, the biggest retailer in America – and the world – decided to start acquiring or investing in existing warehouses and wholesalers to keep its hand in the international business game. Some locations, like Brazil and China, continue to be challenging for Walmart. See what the Walmart banners look like around the world and what some of these stores are selling. On February 1, 2018, the retail … [Read more...] about Walmart is the biggest retailer in the world, but its stores in other countries often go by different names. Here’s what they look like and what you can buy there.
Nike has found a new way to capture more information about its customers: through their sneakers. At an event Tuesday called the "Future of Footwear," Nike on Tuesday unveiled a new shoe concept, called Nike Adapt, that tracks performance in real time, allowing the company to give weekend warriors athletic tips and also sell them more products. "It's the start of a new day," said Michael Donaghu, Nike's director of global footwear innovation. "It's like we're moving from footwear to firmwear."The shoes, with their data-tracking capability, present customers with a choice about privacy -- if they opt not to share their data, they'll miss out on a lot of the product's capabilities. The company is starting with basketball shoes, which will sell for $350.The shoe self-tightens to an athlete's preference -- there are no laces -- and is adjustable via an app. The products carry sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes that can give Nike a full, personalized snapshot of its owner's … [Read more...] about A look at Nike’s new $350 smart sneaker