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  • Payless sold discount shoes at luxury prices --- and it worked

    11/30/2018 7:34:37 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 29, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    Payless Shoesource pranked VIP shoppers into paying markups of up to 1,800 percent for the bargain retailer's shoes as part of a viral advertising campaign designed to shift consumers' perceptions of the brand. Creating a fake luxury brand — Palessi — Payless built a temporary store and filled it with fashionistas. So-called fashion influencers – essentially trendsetters that regular consumers look to for style cues — paid up to $645 for footwear that usually retails for between $19.99 and $39.99, the company said. The fashion insiders were captured remarking on the quality of the shoes' design and fabrication – before...
  • Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

    11/09/2018 7:49:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | By JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to 11 years in prison for each of the seven counts of violating an anti-corruption law when she illegally funneled about $200 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s as Metropolitan Manila governor. Neither Marcos nor anyone representing her attended Friday’s court hearing. Marcos said in...
  • Imelda Marcos ordered arrested for seven counts of graft

    11/08/2018 8:58:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CNN PHILIPPINES ^ | November 8, 2018 | CNN Philippines Staff
    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — The anti-graft court ordered on Friday the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos after it found her guilty for seven counts of graft. The 89-year-old Marcos was sentenced to imprisonment for a minimum of six years to a maximum of 11 years. The Sandiganbayan said the former first lady can have a provisional liberty if she posts a cash bond while appealing the conviction. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in the 2019 elections, was also perpetually disqualified from holding public office. But Ombudsman Prosecutor Rey Quilala said she can...
  • Nordstrom selling 'distressed' shoes for $530

    09/22/2018 6:33:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    kiro ^ | https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/nordstrom-selling-distressed-shoes-for-530/838779327
    Nordstrom selling 'distressed' shoes for $530 If you're looking to buy a pair of trashed sneakers with duct tape across the toe, Seattle-based Nordstrom has you covered. For $530, Nordstrom is selling its Superstar Taped Sneaker made by Golden Goose. Nordstrom 2Q earnings jump 47 percent as sales grow "Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole," a description for the shoe reads.
  • What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign

    09/11/2018 3:59:14 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 112 replies
    CNBC News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Martha C. White
    President Donald Trump has made his name from sales of everything from suits to steak, but this is his first time selling sneakers — even though that probably wasn’t his intention. Nike sales jumped by 31 percent after debuting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick as a new company spokesman — and market observers say the president’s public displays of anger may have backfired by drawing more attention to Nike. “Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for retail at The NPD Group, a market research firm. “These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make...
  • Nike online sales surge 31 percent days after Colin Kaepernick ad released

    09/09/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 108 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 9/08/2018 | Scott Gleeson
    Nike's decision to put Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest "Just Do It" ad campaign did not come without scrutiny, drawing criticism from President Donald Trump and prompting fans to burn their merchandise in protest. But from a sales perspective, the company came out of the week a winner, according to one study. Research conducted by Edison Trends revealed that Nike's online sales surged 31% from Sunday through Tuesday. Nike ran its first ad featuring Kaepernick on Monday.
  • Shoe Return

    09/09/2018 2:35:04 PM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 40 replies
    I returned my Nike shoes to the store where they were purchased…. Told them the shoes hurt my feet when I stand for the National Anthem.
  • Heaven's Gate cult members just did it (Nike)

    09/07/2018 1:22:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 9/7/18 | People's Cube
    All 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult killed themselves while wearing the same Nike sneakers with a big swoosh. They believed in something and sacrificed everything. They just did it.
  • Nike's Favorability Drops Double Digits Following New ‘Just Do It’ Campaign with Colin Kaepernick

    09/06/2018 7:02:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    A new report from Morning Consult reveals consumer opinions of Nike have shifted rapidly since announcing their new campaign with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Across nearly every demographic, perceptions of Nike’s brand have fallen, including among key consumer groups. The report features over 8,000 interviews conducted among American adults, including 1,694 interviews pre-campaign launch (8/26/18 – 9/3/18) and 5,481 interviews post-campaign launch (9/4/18 – 9/5/18). Additionally, Morning Consult conducted a study among 1,168 adults in the U.S. about Nike’s ad and the decision to choose Kaepernick as the face of the campaign. Key Findings Nike’s Favorability Drops by Double...
  • [N. Korea] Photos Suggest that Kim Jong Un Wears Special Shoes to Make Himself Look Taller

    05/08/2018 9:42:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies
    Footwear News ^ | MAY 7, 2018 | Allie Fasanella
    Photos Suggest that Kim Jong Un Wears Special Shoes to Make Himself Look Taller By Allie Fasanella On the heels (pun intended) of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s historic first meeting, South Korea’s media is calling out Kim for wearing special shoes to make himself appear taller. Chosun Ilbo, a conservative South Korean newspaper, analyzed videos and photographs of the recent landmark summit between the two leaders and spotted a rather high slope on the front of his shoes that seems to suggest the footwear contains insoles that push Kim’s feet upward. According...
  • Defiant Melania heads to Texas in snakeskin pumps

    09/03/2017 9:40:01 AM PDT · by catnipman · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/2/2017 | Mary Kay Linge
    Defying the fashion scolds [i.e., the Democrat-Enemedia-Anti-Trump-Complex] who expressed horror at her footwear earlier in the week, Melania Trump chose a pair of snakeskin Manolo Blahnik pumps for her stroll to Air Force One Saturday as she headed once again toward the Hurricane Harvey disaster zone.
  • WaPo: There was no pretense about Melania Trump's heels. But sometimes, a little pretense helps.

    08/29/2017 11:50:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2017 | Robin Givhan
    Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort is not the point. Neither hers nor yours. Trump is the kind of woman who knows that when she walks from the White House to Marine One there will be photographers, and so she will dress accordingly. [Snip] ... Trump is the kind of woman who refuses to pretend that her feet will, at...
  • Newsweek Attacks Trump Women for Wearing High Heels in Public

    08/11/2017 10:40:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 78 replies
    Newsweek attacked President Donald Trump's female relatives for wearing high heels in public in a piece published Thursday, saying it showed they were subservient to men. "Melania, Ivanka, and Ivana Trump Wear High Heels, a Symbol of Everything That Is Beautiful and Horrifying About Them," read the headline. "The female consorts of the Leader of the Free World do not set foot in public without first molding their arches into the supranatural curve that Mattel toy designers once devised for Barbie's plastic feet," the author complained. Newsweek argued that high heels are designed primarily to attract men, not for the...
  • Melania Trump Wears On-Sale Dolce & Gabbana Dress

    06/21/2017 6:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Footwear News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rachael Allen
    Melania Trump’s latest look is a departure from the bright look she wore earlier this week at the White House. After wearing a light blue Michael Kors dress and floral Christian Louboutin pumps to meet with the president of Panama and his wife, she was spotted on Tuesday night wearing a black, long-sleeve lace Dolce & Gabbana dress that hit at her knees. She paired the dress with what appeared to be Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps, although that’s not confirmed. President Donald Trump and Melania were on their way to dinner at the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Mike Pence...
  • Melania Trump Wears Her Favorite Floral Christian Louboutin Pumps Again (oh the horrors!)

    06/20/2017 9:23:46 AM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo, to the White House on Monday. As the official start of summer approaches this week, Melania Trump has been wearing summery looks for her appearances and travels. For Monday’s occasion, she wore a Michael Kors $1,695 fitted light blue dress that featured button detailing on the hips. She paired it with floral Christian Louboutin pumps that she’s worn before during a visit to the Trump’s Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago. This particular style isn’t currently available to purchase. Panama’s first lady Lorena...
  • Shoe chain Payless files for bankruptcy protection

    04/04/2017 4:54:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2017 5:23 PM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be immediately closing nearly 400 stores as part of the reorganization. It has over 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956. […] Shoppers are increasingly shifting their buying online or going to discount stores like T.J. Maxx to grab deals on designer brands. That shift has hurt traditional retailers, even low-price outlets like Payless. …
  • Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picture

    02/24/2017 7:24:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 7:11 AM EST
    Palestinian protesters have thrown shoes at a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in protest of his Mideast policies. Issa Amro, a Palestinian activist, said “we disrespect this president who doesn’t see us as equal human beings with everyone.” Trump is unpopular among Palestinians because the new president has broken from his predecessor and adopted friendlier positions to the Israeli government, including a vague stance on Palestinian statehood and a more lenient approach to settlements. …
  • 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complai

    01/14/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Miranda Bryan
    Full title: 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complain the soles are covered with inappropriate symbols A shoe manufacturer has said it will recall one of its boots after customers complained that the sole was decorated with swastikas. The issue emerged after a customer told of his shock after receiving his new boots and shared an image of the underside of his boot - which appeared to feature swastikas - online. Makers of the Polar Fox boot, which is still on sale on Amazon for $38.99, claim they were unaware of...
  • Vanity: Anyone else buying New Balance?

    11/11/2016 1:10:45 PM PST · by AAABEST · 104 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | November 11, 2016 | AAABEST
    They had the nerve to be thankful that the TPP was DOA. Now the lefty whiners are burning their already-bought NBs. The moment I heard this I went straight to Amazon and bought myself a new pair of their trail runners. They'll be getting more of my business in the future.
  • New Balance shoe owners are lighting the sneakers on fire to protest (snip)

    11/11/2016 9:46:33 AM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-10-16 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers or lighting them on fire to protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump. After Trump's stunning victory, a spokesman for the company told Wall Street Journal on Wednesday: 'Frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction.'