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Spring '22: Fresh For All

Spring '22: Fresh For All

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Spring Awakening

As temperatures warm and days get longer, retailers are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. But after a year filled with shutdowns, supply chain disruption and unprecedented uncertainty, independent footwear shops say they’re also trying to prepare for what the new retail normal looks like.

Forward Motion

As summer approaches, running shops across the U.S. are feeling like things are rolling forward. After the stress, strain and extraordinary adaptability required of independent shops over the past year, running store owners are bringing...

Forward Motion

As summer approaches, running shops across the U.S. are feeling like things are rolling forward. After the stress, strain and extraordinary adaptability required of independent shops over the past year, running store owners are bringing the next era of their shops into...

Spring Awakening

As temperatures warm and days get longer, retailers are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. But after a year filled with shutdowns, supply chain disruption and unprecedented uncertainty, independent footwear shops say they’re also trying to prepare for what the new retail normal looks like.

Shop Talk

We spoke to specialty retailers about the year that was and the year ahead. During a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor retailers saw high demand and scarce product across categories like paddlesports and cycling.

House Shoe Heroes

A new season of slipper styles are capitalizing on the category’s resurgence with new looks across the spectrum. From over-the-top glamour to pure cozy comfort to campsite chic, it’s clear: There’s a slipper for everyone.

Keep It Casual

The new season calls for functional, easy-wearing looks that pack in the comfort as well as the chic. Whether it’s versatile, comfortable ankle boots or sneakers with attitude, comfort looks for Fall ’21 deliver a dose of effortless cool that holds up all day long.

The Comeback

After a rollercoaster of a year, retailers planning for 2021 face a daunting challenge. After unprecedented business challenges and new hurdles to navigate seemingly daily, there’s no roadmap for envisioning the shape of the year to follow. The good news: Run shops see opportunity ahead.

Taking a Walk: Sneaker Spotlight

In the spotlight this week: three spring styles to get excited about from Dansko, Vionic and Traq by Alegria.‍ Dansko is debuting the Pace lightweight walking shoe, which pairs sneaker features like a cushiony EVA midsole and a 3M Scotchguard mesh upper with a removable insole with...

Sneakers Step Out

Whether it’s for a head-clearing run, a soul-refreshing walk with a friend or just an active day on your feet, sneakers are the shoes that do it all. For Spring ’21, brands are offering feature-packed options with comfort to spare. Even better? These looks never compromise on style.