The chunky high-top DC brand skate shoes on the feet of 11-year-old Athena Green may look cool, but are not the best choice for when she plays outside with friends.
Unfinished and ready for assembly, the footwear pieces arrive at the factory in Portland, Ore. Machines and human hands work together to forge, weld, cut, snip, grind and produce hundreds of boots and shoes a day.
It must have been a stinky task, but in 2010 a research lab in Germany intricately scanned the feet of 2,500 athletes. The project, funded by Danish footwear giant ECCO, had a goal to build a new kind of data set based on the true, crowd-sourced shape of the human foot.
Whenever a business has been around for more than a century, it must be doing something right. Doug MacPherson’s great-grandfather, George MacPherson, started Montana Shoe Co. in Butte in 1908. Butte’s population had grown to nearly 100,000 during the years surrounding World War I, as the Mi…
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Ten years ago this month, a startup footwear brand launched in California. KEEN Inc. offered a hard-to-categorize shoe with a beefy outsole, a cut-out pattern body, and an oversize bumper at the toe.
Land as soft as on sand, but push off solid like you're running barefoot on hard ground.
Rimrock Malll's Vicki-Lynn Tacke and the Buckle's Nicki Bessette discuss which shoes will keep the move and in style this summer.
Of all the strange and unlikely athletic trends of the 21st century there are none, in my book, nearly as strange or unlikely as shoes with toes. By this I am referring primarily to Vibram and its now immensely successful FiveFingers shoes, a line of thin, dexterous footwear that’s marketed …
In the past few years, a trend of super-sizing sports equipment like tennis racquets, golf clubs and downhill skis has caught on with consumers. Whether it’s more power, more speed, or an ease-of-use upgrade, there’s little wonder why the enlargement effect has resonated in American culture …
The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City, is an exhibition of to-be-released outdoors equipment from manufacturers around the world. After six days in Utah last week — demoing new gear, skiing powder, walking the trade show floor — a few items began to surface as …
Here are tips from emergency officials and doctors to help you stay on your feet:
Most folks enjoy listening to tunes, but musicians celebrate music as if it were a first-born child. When The Gazette asked Billings musicians to select a playlist limited to 10 songs, a few refused, saying for them it was like picking a favorite child.
Members of Billings band Big Shoes are, from left, Ed Cribb, guitarist; Jerry Lee, guitarist and backup vocals; Michelle Corbin, vocalist; Jeff Slavick, guitar and backup vocals; Scott Nagel, drums; and Lloyd Swords, bass.
They've had the logo and the name for 17 years. Now they've got the gigs.