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The ‘South Beach’ theme continues to land on various models and the next to feature it is the Air Max 200.
Featuring a Hyper Turquoise, Black and Pink Blast color combination. Looking closer this Nike Air Max 200 comes with Teal mesh on the upper and leather on the toe overlay. Following we have Black used on the overlays, Swoosh logos, midsole and outsole. Completing the look is Pink accents which gives this pair the ‘South Beach’ look.
Below you can check out more images of this Air Max 200 which will give you a closer look. For those that want to purchase, they are now available at select retailers including YCMC. Retail price is set at $120.
Nike Air Max 200 SP
Color: Hyper Turquoise/Black-Pink Blast
Style Number: CU4900-300
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Nike continues to release new color options of the VaporMax 2019 and one of the next comes highlighted in Red and Crimson.
This Nike Air VaporMax 2019 comes dressed in a Varsity Red, Black, Bright Crimson and Gym Red color combination. Featuring a stretch woven upper which mixes Red and Crimson throughout. In addition we have Black on the laces, outlining the Swoosh as well as across the full length VaporMax Air unit and outsole which completes the look.
This Air VaporMax 2019 has already started to release at select retailers overseas and you can expect a stateside launch to take place soon at select retailers including Nike.com. Retail price is set at $190. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a better look.
Nike Air VaporMax 2019
Color: Varsity Red/Black-Bright Crimson-Gym Red
Style Number: AR6631-600
The adidas Futurepacer which is inspired by the classic 1984 Micropacer is back for Fall in a brand new, yet flashy color scheme.
As you can see they feature Metallic Silver leather across the entire upper while Black leather lands on the heel overlay. Black is also seen on the heel clip, across the Boost midsole and rubber outsole which completes the look.
Continue to scroll below to check out more images of this Futurepacer which will provide you with a closer look. Although a release date is not available, they are expected to arrive soon at select retailers including online at adidas.com.
Style Number: EE5002
adidas Consortium still has plans to celebrate the Torsion System technology and one of the upcoming releases includes the ZX 8000.
We first saw the adidas ZX 8000 release in 1989 and will feature an Aqua Blue across the upper while both Yellow and Purple detailing are spread throughout. Just like the original, this pair features mesh, leather and suede. Other highlights includes a lace jewel while the insole reads ’30 Years of Torsion;.
adidas ZX 8000 OG Release Details
You can expect the adidas ZX 8000 OG to release at select retailers including SNS and adidas.com on November 16th. Retail price is set at $140. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.
adidas ZX 8000
Color: Light Aqua/Sand
Release Date: November 16, 2019
Style Number: EE4754
Jordan Brand is taking the Air Jordan 1 and giving it a runner makeover. The end result is the new Jordan Air Zoom 85 Runner.
One of the first color options to showcase comes in the classic ‘Chicago’ color theme. Highlighted with a translucent upper and grid textures, Red lands on the overlays while Black covers the Swoosh on the panels. We also have the classic Wings logo debossed by the heel. Other details includes a White midsole and Red rubber outsole.
Continue to scroll below to check out more images of this Jordan Air Zoom 85 Runner which will give you a closer look. While a release date is not available, they are expected to launch in the next several months at select retailers including online at Nike.com. Once more information is available we will make sure to update.
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The Air Jordan 1 FlyEase ‘Gym Red’ will launch for those that need or prefer easy access into their shoes while dressed in a timeless theme.
The Air Jordan 1 High FlyEase is designed for quick and easy access into your shoes. It comes equipped with a zipper and strap which unzips the collar while the top folds open for a wide entry.
This Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in a Black, Gym Red and White color combination and its color blocking is a cross between the ‘Bred’ and ‘Black Toe’ releases. Featuring leather throughout, it comes with Black on the panels, Red on the strap, Swoosh, heel and rubber outsole while White covers the toe and midsole which completes the look.
Air Jordan 1 High FlyEase Gym Red Release Details
You can expect the Air Jordan 1 High FlyEase ‘Gym Red’ to release at select retailers and online at Nike.com on November 1st. Retail price is set at $140. Below you can check out a few more images for a closer look.
Air Jordan 1 Hi FlyEase
Color: Black/Gym Red/White/Black
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Style Number: CQ3835-001
Update 10/22: Official images of the Air Jordan 1 FlyEase in Gym Red has arrived.
Update 10/21: After Jordan Brand unveiled the ‘Gym Red’ Air Jordan 1 FlyEase, we now have photos showing how they look on feet via hanzuying. A release is scheduled for November 1st.
Air Jordan 1 FlyEase Gym Red On Feet
Update 10/18: Jordan Brand has officially unveiled the Air Jordan 1 High FlyEase which is part of the Air Jordan 1 ‘Fearless Ones’ Collection. Featuring new benefit of easy entry while staying true to the silhouette’s iconic look, colors and materials. It features a zipper and strap FlyEase System for easy, one-handed heel entry and exit, and an adjustable eyestay hook and loop for top entry. Currently a release date is set for November 1st.
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In a surprise move, Mark Parker is stepping down as CEO of Nike, effective Jan. 13, 2020.
John Donahoe, the current president and CEO of ServiceNow Inc. and chairman of PayPal Holdings will take the top spot at the athletics giant, which has maintained impressive strength amid a period of incredible change across the industry and within its own ranks. Parker will now transition to the role of executive chairman.
While Nike positioned Donahoe’s appointment as a natural move for the company as it steps up its digital-focused efforts, some insiders speculated that controversies surrounding Parker and the company played a role in the shift.
Parker has been taking some heat during the past few weeks for his connection to Nike Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar, who was handed a four-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Association. The sportswear giant announced it would “wind down” the program. That situation is just one challenge the company has faced over the past year.
The firm was impacted by internal upheaval in 2018, with the highly publicized departure of brand president Trevor Edwards, who was reportedly next in line to succeed Parker. That news preceded several unexpected and high-profile exits as well as multiple reports describing allegations of harassment, a toxic workplace environment (for women) and a quiet, female-led revolt.
Still, the reported cultural issues didn’t slow down the company’s momentum. For its most recent quarter, the athletics giant today posted earnings for its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31, noting revenues that increased 7% to $10.66 billion, ahead of Wall Street’s predicted $10.43 billion.
“This is an exciting time for Nike, where we see brand strength and momentum throughout the world and great opportunity for future growth,” said Parker. “I am delighted John will join our team. His expertise in digital commerce, technology, global strategy and leadership, combined with his strong relationship with the brand, make him ideally suited to accelerate our digital transformation and to build on the positive impact of our consumer direct offense. I look forward to continuing to lead the board as executive chairman, as well as partnering closely with John and the management team to help him transition to his new role.”
“It is an honor to become president and CEO of this amazing, innovative company, and to join the more than 76,000 talented and passionate employees dedicated to serving athletes,” added Donahoe in a statement. “Over the last five years, I’ve been proud to be connected to Nike through my role on the board and now look forward to being a full-time member of the team, working even more closely with Mark, building on Nike’s success and seizing the opportunities ahead.”
From 2008 through 2015, Donahoe was president and CEO of eBay Inc. and previously was the CEO and worldwide managing director of Bain & Co. Donahoe served on the Nike board for the past five years.
Donahoe’s expertise in the digital space comes at a time when Nike is doubling down on its Consumer Direct Offense plan, first announced in 2017. Nike is also ramping up its innovation focus, while offering a deeper selection of its best-performing styles and enhancing its digital efforts with mobile.
It may be October, but Jenna Dewan’s latest look is spring-worthy.
The “Step Up” actress stepped out in New York today clad in a chic lilac outfit.
Dewan wore a matching long coat and minidress as she headed to the Build Speaker Series. For shoes, the “World of Dance” presenter selected strappy studded sandals, which added an iridescent pop to the pastel outfit. She accessorized with silver hoop earrings.
Earlier in the day, the dancer was spotted in a pale pink floral dress with tulle trim by Red Valentino en route to the set of “Strahan, Sara and Keke.” To complete the romantic look, Dewan selected strappy pink Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, perfect for showing off her foot tattoo.
Dewan made both appearances to promote her new book, “Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday,” which is available for purchase beginning today. Fans can snag a copy on Amazon.com for $21.
When she is not working, Dewan likes to keep her style more casual, incorporating lots of sneakers and flat sandals into her wardrobe. Her favorite off-duty brands include Golden Goose, Nike and Ancient Greek.
Dewan shares daughter Everly, 6, with ex-husband Channing Tatum. The “Berlin, I Love You” star and boyfriend Steve Kazee are expecting a child that’s due in 2020.
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Now, the Las Vegas-based retailer is back with a follow-up title, and this time, it’s combining the perspectives of 40-plus employees. Released today, the new Zappos book is called “The Power of Wow: How to Electrify Your Work and Your Life by Putting Service First.”
In “The Power of Wow,” readers get an inside glimpse into the Zappos organization. The book offers a look at how the company organizes itself, how it strives to provide top-notch customer service and how it allows employees to play a role in evolving the business. The book’s writers share lessons they’ve learned in life and in business, as well as secrets about the e-tailer’s service-first culture.
The title coincides with Zappos’ 20th anniversary. But the book isn’t the only way Zappos is celebrating the milestone: The retailer has partnered with brands such as New Balance, Sam Edelman and Toms on exclusive 20th birthday shoes this year.
And the company continues to evolve its business to keep pace with today’s changing consumer demands. Recently, Zappos has been launching new hyperverticals within its site that cater to specific audiences and provide opportunities for discovery and direction. Specifically, it has focused on kids and luxury consumers, the adaptive fashion market and globe-trotting travelers.
COO Arun Rajan told FN earlier this year that the changes are all part of Zappos’ focus on best-in-class service. “This experiential journey is what we’re calling ‘best customers experience,’ ” he said.
“The Power of Wow” is available to shop at Benbellabooks.com. A hardcover copy sells for $21, while an e-book (in either .epub or .mobi format) costs $13.
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Skechers USA Inc. announced third-quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ expectations.
In its latest financial report for the period ended Sept. 30, the Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based footwear maker logged adjusted earnings per share of 71 cents, an increase of 22.4% and better than Wall Street’s forecasted 70 cents a share.
Quarterly revenues also shot up 15.1% to $1.35 billion, versus consensus bets of $1.34 billion, while same-store sales climbed 7.7%, with respective domestic and international gains of 6.8% and 9.9%. Profits came in 13.7% higher at $103.1 million.
“Skechers is firing on all cylinders. Our global marketing efforts are creating awareness and generating demand. Our product is innovative, relevant and comfortable,” CEO Robert Greenberg said in a statement. “We continue to lead the walking footwear category and delivered technical and innovative work, golf, sport and kids’ footwear.”
However, the company also reported a weaker-than-expected outlook for the next quarter, the peak holiday shopping season. It predicts earnings per share in the range of 35 cents to 40 cents, on revenues of $1.225 billion to $1.250 billion, compared with analysts’ forecast of 39 cents in EPS and $1.22 billion in sales. As of 5:15 p.m. ET, Skechers’ stock had dipped 3% to $36.86 during after-hours trading on Tuesday.
In the past three months, Skechers has sent its chunky sneakers down the runways of New York, London and Milan. The brand also debuted new projects in North America, Asia and other regions, including its first campaign with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
Internationally, the athletic firm saw wholesale revenues increase 21.7%, while direct-to-consumer sales rose 22.3%. In its home market, the DTC business improved 8.7%, and wholesale returned to growth with a 5% gain. Skechers has more than 3,300 stores across the world, 779 of which are company-owned.
“Our product offering is vast and reaches every demographic, and at its core, comfort is what consumers have come to know and expect from Skechers,” Greenberg added. “This, and our comprehensive marketing, differentiates Skechers from other brands and is why we achieved growth across our domestic, international and direct-to-consumer businesses.”
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Womenswear designer Rosie Assoulin is known for her exuberant, capacious gowns and separates, truly original garments that defy conventional silhouettes while remaining wholly feminine. She’s recently begun to dabble in shoes, pairing elongated square toes, uncommon color palettes and extreme lacing with those gowns, jumpsuits and wide-leg pants. It’s footwear that is equally unique as her ready-to-wear and some of the best to come out of New York Fashion Week.
But imaginative designs can be challenging to produce, especially in footwear, which has a notoriously complicated manufacturing process.
Enter Sergio Rossi. The Italian footwear brand invited Assoulin to its San Mauro Pascuoli factory late last year, where the designer toured the archives and facilities, which were built in 1951 by the namesake founder and shoemaker. There, she sat down with the brand’s designers and artisans to create a capsule of pumps, flats and mules that marry her unique design perspective with the capabilities of a heritage factory. “I loved the idea of merging the Italian know-how with an eclectic, young and energetic force,” said Riccardo Sciutto, Sergio Rossi Group CEO, who pointed to Assoulin as the perfect designer for the task. “We strongly believe in the power of collaborations. Her ethical vegan stand was perfect for this.” The capsule with Assoulin represents Sergio Rossi’s first effort in vegan footwear.
There are 10 different styles in total, done red, white, black and blue floral silks. Each one is topped with a bouquet of faux pearls that rests on the footwear brand’s square metal plaque. “I was inspired to add some playful but classic elements,” said Assoulin. “What’s more classic than pearls?”
The capsule is also part of its Sr Addiction launch, a line of collaborations with various designers and personalities that debuted in May with Milanese fashion and interior designer Mara Ferri. The brand has a long history of collaborations with esteemed designers and collaborated with powerhouses like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Azzedine Alaïa during the ’80s and ’90s.
Assoulin presented her spring ’20 collection at New York Fashion Week in early September. It was another vibrant continuation of her signature billowing colors, mixed with sporty and slightly seaside-esque ensembles that also incorporated a round of unique footwear shapes and styles.
Brands and retailers are continuing to raise the stakes on consumer experiences. But they’d better not deliver products late or make delivery a hassle. According to 80% of consumers in a new report from logistics software Shipstation, the quality of the shipping experience is the top feature that matters to them in the e-commerce process.
But smaller retailers may struggle to keep up with consumer expectations that have developed as a result of next-day and even same-day shipping.
John Kinny, GM at ShipStation, said he believes there is a way to bridge the gap. Savings are still preferred over shorter delivery times, with nearly 70% of consumers opting to wait longer for their order if it means no delivery fees. With some careful adjustments to their protocols, Kinny explains how retailers can deliver quality shipping experiences with a smaller infrastructure.
How can smaller retailers compete with the shipping options provided by larger rivals, who have more established delivery and inventory infrastructure?
John Kinny: There’s a reward complex that many buyers associate with shopping online. When someone orders from a more established retailer like Amazon or Zappos, they immediately get an order confirmation email and, shortly thereafter, the shipping confirmation is sent. Retailers should offer customers more immediate ways of tracking orders as well as simple, affordable shipping and return options. Doing this will elevate the brand to consumers and increase confidence and loyalty. A lack of communication and improperly set expectations create doubt.
Negative shipping experiences can be damaging. What contributes to a negative experience and how can retailers avoid these pain points?
JK: In our study, we found that 90% of consumers say a poor shipping experience negatively impacts their perception of a retailer. Whether the issue is wrong items shipped, lost or damaged merchandise, or even a delayed shipment, customers will trace this back to the retailer. Having a thorough returns policy, as well as delivery and shipping guarantees, can help increase consumer confidence and position the retailer as a real competitor to bigger retailers. Additionally, by offering customer-preferred support options like live chat, they can address issues in an engaging way.
What misconceptions might retailers have about consumer expectations?
JK: Eighty-eight percent of customers say Amazon has changed their expectations of shipping speed. But there are more ways to compete with Amazon beyond fulfillment speed and cost alone. In fact, we found that consumers are more than willing to wait three to four days for their orders to arrive.
What advice would you give a smaller footwear retailer that’s looking to overhaul its shipping strategy?
JK: While next-day delivery isn’t required, the amount of time it takes to ship out orders is important — this can be the major hurdle separating a smaller retailer from the big dogs. To quickly fulfill orders, it’s important not to do everything manually. Based on factors like where the order is being delivered and its weight, a shipping software or order management solution can automatically select the most economical and appropriate shipping service. That allows the retailer to print the day’s shipping labels in bulk. With a well-organized warehouse and an effective picking strategy, the team should be able to line up outgoing orders, have them boxed and label them quickly.
What are some of the additional benefits of a more efficient shipping process?
JK: Streamlining this process can minimize the number of workers a retailer needs to hire — full-time or seasonally — and thus reduces packing errors. By figuring out this crucial workflow strategy, they can grow consumer confidence, which will then increase order volume. From here, they can further negotiate carrier rates, driving down shipping costs and allowing for a smoother pipeline for scaling their brand.
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The athletics retail world is reeling this evening, following the announcements of two major executive changes at top brands.
First came the news early on Tuesday that Under Armour founder Kevin Plank would hand over his CEO title to president and COO Patrik Frisk.
Then, as the day was winding to a close, Nike Inc. surprised the industry with the declaration that its longtime chief, Mark Parker, also would also step down as CEO, and that an industry outsider — John Donahoe, current president and CEO of ServiceNow Inc. and chairman of PayPal Holdings — would assume the top executive role.
Both Plank and Parker will retain their positions as executive chairmen.
Matt Powell, VP and senior industry adviser for sports at The NPD Group Inc., noted that the leadership swap at Under Armour has been in the works for some time. “Patrik has taken on more of the day-to-day operations of the company, and now that’s been made official with this change,” he said.
Nike’s executive change, however, comes as more of a surprise. “This one came out of the blue,” said Powell, noting that a sudden decision to shift things around at top could have been precipitated by recent controversies for the brand.
Parker has been taking heat during the past few weeks for his connection to Nike Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar — who was handed a four-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Association. In response, the sportswear giant announced that it would “wind down” the program.
And over the past two years, the athletic giant also has been working to overcome criticism both internal and external about its treatment of female employees and athletes, and of minority team members.
“Mark’s been there since 2006, and you see how much growth has happened during his tenure — it’s staggering,” said Isack Fadlon, co-owner of sneaker boutique Sportie LA. “But in the last two to three years, you’ve seen controversy embroil Nike. Any brand of Nike’s size doesn’t want to be anywhere near controversy.”
In its official statement, though, Nike points to Donohoe’s “expertise in digital commerce, technology, global strategy and leadership” as reasons behind his appointment, to support the firm’s digital transformation.
Indeed, in the 2019 fiscal year, the sportswear giant invested over $1 billion evolving its app and NikePlus membership platform, launching new digitally integrated store concepts and deepening its data and analytics facilities.
“[Nike is] pushing more toward digital, so the most revealing information was not necessarily about [Mark Parker] leaving and more about who is taking over,” said James Whitner, owner of streetwear boutiques A Ma Maniere, Social Status and others. “I’m curious to see how [their digital shift] affects the boutique landscape and their focus on the core kid in the street and the partners who help define the marketplace.”
Fadlon agreed: “This new hire — with his background at Ebay and PayPal — indicates where Nike is going in the digital realm, with technology and direct-to-consumer. This move is a natural progression.”
While its athletic rival Adidas has seen more leadership change, Nike has been relatively stable in its top ranks in recent years. Parker has been president and CEO since 2006, and in 2016 he succeeded founder Phil Knight as chairman of the board.
“History shows that Nike hasn’t had many changes in leadership,” said Whitner. “Before Mark, there was one guy who was there for a very short period of time and it was so brief that most don’t even know he existed. Nike as a company hasn’t seen many leaders, so this will be telling.”
That “one guy” was William Perez from S.C. Johnson, who Nike hired in 2004 to lead the athletics firm only to see him exit just over a year later. However, while hiring an outsider might have failed in the past, industry observers think the Swoosh will have better luck this time.
“It’s easier today for an outsider to come in there,” said Rick Mina, president of retail chain WSS. “It’s a different world. And Mark Parker has gotten that company in great shape. They are a product and marketing machine — and they will always have that. But Nike needs to have some outside executives, and a tech guy will bring outside ideas.”
— With reporting from Samantha McDonald, Neil Weilheimer and Peter Verry
As U.S.-China tariffs begin to hit the footwear industry in earnest, Skechers USA Inc. says it is better positioned than many of its peers to weather the effects, thanks to the rapid growth of its international business.
On Tuesday, the company reported third-quarter results that beat analysts’ expectations on several fronts, including adjusted earnings per share of $0.71 versus the estimated $0.70 and record revenue of $1.35 billion versus an estimated $1.34 billion. It credited much of its success to its international expansion, which saw sales outside the U.S. surge 25.7% on a constant currency basis to $795.8 million, accounting for a record 58.8% of the company’s sales for the quarter.
Executives were upbeat that this growth will continue, giving the Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based brand a buffer against the worst impacts of the trade war at home. On September 1, the Trump administration slapped a 15% tariff hike — the first set of the fourth tranche — on $112 billion worth of Chinese imports, including more than two-thirds of China-made shoes. An additional $160 billion of consumer goods is expected to be hit in December, despite the partial trade agreement announced earlier this month between Washington and Beijing.
On a call with investors and analysts, Skechers CFO John Vandemore said the company expects its domestic wholesale business to see some impact, but he said “mitigation efforts” were underway. Specifically, such efforts include looking into alternative regions for sourcing, negotiating vendor concessions and looking at raising prices.
“We’ve made some decisions to absorb certain elements of the increase in the short term to the benefit of our customers,” he said. The company expects fourth-quarter gross margins to be flat or down slightly due in part to the tariffs; however, Vandemore added, “We do think the overall mix benefit of continuing to transition to more sales internationally and more direct-to-consumer has helped offset that.”
China, in fact, is one of the regions accounting for much of the company’s growth, as sales in the country grew more than 20% during the quarter on a constant currency basis.
Skechers was one of more than 200 footwear companies to sign an open letter to President Trump in August urging him to cancel the September and December tariff increases.
“There is no doubt that tariffs act as hidden taxes paid by American individuals and families,” the letter read. “When import costs rise and fall on imported footwear — whether based on the price of materials, transportation, labor or tariffs — those cost increases or savings are almost immediately passed on to consumers.”
According to the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, the added 15 percent tax will cost U.S. footwear consumers an additional $4 billion every year.
Men wearing the color pink is not really a sartorial adventure. But most versions of men wearing the traditionally feminine hue have tended to veer to the preppy (pink whales!), the novelty (pink ties!), the spoofy (think Shia LeBeouf’s hot pink leggings circa 2014) or the campy.
Of those that have managed some form of cisgender sophistication, none can really hold a candle to the warm masculinity that radiated from actor Jason Momoa on Monday night. The actor walked the red carpet with wife Lisa Bonet for the premiere of Apple TV’s new “See” series wearing a light pink satin suit, gray cashmere sweater, opal and turquoise statement necklace, numerous rings and a pair of light gray suede Christian Louboutin boots with a little heel, an ensemble that seemed to prove once and for all that even real, tough-looking men can — and maybe should — wear the flattering color pink.
Momoa is no stranger to typecasting. His acting career has been dominated by barbaric, manly-man roles and action heroes, like Aquaman or Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones.” His new role on “See,” which premieres on Apple TV on Nov. 1, has him playing Baba Voss, a blind warrior from the future.
But the actor clearly hasn’t let that traditional, grizzly-man perception dampen his enthusiasm for the color pink, specifically a dusty pastel, millennial-esque hue that has become his signature over the past year. Momoa wore a pink tuxedo to the Oscars in February, a velvet dinner jacket and matching trousers that Karl Lagerfeld custom designed for the 6-foot-4 actor. He also wore a pink suede jacket to the Season 8 premiere of “Game of Thrones” in April. On both occasions, Momoa wore a matching scrunchie on his wrist — an aptly chosen accessory if there ever was one to effectively twist traditional standards of masculinity even further around the proverbial man bun.
As it turns out, Momoa has even done a shoe collaboration in pink. In September, he teamed up with outdoor brand So iLL for a capsule of climbing bags and sneakers, half of which were done in a color they’ve named “Dirty Pink,” but there’s also a “Black Wolf” shade for fans who still prefer manly basic black.
We can’t wait to see what’s next for Momoa’s rosy wardrobe. Rose quartz dagger necklaces? Dusty pink platform sandals?
Of course, such a grand opening — a 320,000-square-foot, seven-level women’s store — merits a grand guest list, and chic looks were delivered upon arrival.
Proving a classic never goes out of style, Holmes looked sleek in a little black dress and matching suede pumps with leggings adorned with square prints.
Meanwhile, Winnie Harlow gave the classic LBD look a twist with eye-catching styling. The supermodel was wrapped in a python print coat, aviator shades and over-the-knee boots of which she collaborated on with Steve Madden. The exclusive thigh-high croc stiletto boot is part of the retailer’s Perfect Pairs collections, which will only be sold at the store and on Nordstrom.com.
Brooke Shields got in on fall’s knee-high boot trend, teaming the footwear with tights and a gray blazer minidress.
Zoe Saldana stepped out in Fendi, opting for the brand’s Mary Janes featuring its monogram on the straps. She completed the outfit with a green coat over a black dress.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Wilde and Naomie Harris were also among the guests at the soiree. The store included a pop-up with Christian Louboutin, which was on display upon entering the massive space. The ground floor also features a collaborative space between Nike and Nordstrom’s VP of creative projects, Olivia Kim.
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Investing in a nice pair of shoes is no joke. You drop hundreds or even thousands of dollars on shoes, wear them on your runs and hikes, daily for work, to your favorite hangout places, and even slip them on for your travels. And before you know it, they have accumulated dirt and have started to wear out.
Fortunately, waterproof and protection sprays for shoes were invented to prevent discoloration, stains, and water damage. If you’re willing to pay a hefty price for a good pair of shoes, why not spend a few extra dollars to extend their lifetime?
Prevention is always better than cure. So before you step out in new shoes for the first time, don’t forget to spray them. This simple shoe hack can help protect your shoes and increase their shelf life.
Below is a list of some of the best waterproofing sprays for shoes. Before making your purchase, check if the spray is suited for the shoe material that you’ll be applying it to.
1. Kiwi Camp Dry Heavy Duty Water Repellent, $12.66 at Amazon
Kiwi is one of the most renowned brands when it comes to providing lasting protection for your shoes.
First launched and sold in Australia in 1906, the company has developed some of the best waterproof sprays for shoes, and Camp Dry heavy duty water repellent is particularly popular among hikers and nature enthusiasts.
It offers tough silicone protection for outdoor boots and gear, including backpacks, tents, and even clothes. The water-repellent barrier is strong enough to withstand heavy downpour, keeping your shoes and gear completely dry and safe from the damaging effects of nature.
This spray is odor-free, easy to apply, and it doesn’t discolor the material. However, it is said to harden and wrinkle fabrics a bit.
2. Scotchgard Suede and Nubuck Protector, $8.40 at Amazon
True to its name, this Scotchgard shoe protector works best on shoes made from suede and nubuck materials.
It will repel not only water but also all kinds of liquid, all forms of precipitation, and oil that could ruin your shoes. In addition, this protector can keep your shoes resistant to salt stains, making this a must-have this season.
Aside from shoes, you can also use this on coats, gloves, hats, and other accessories that are not crafted from smooth and finished leathers.
This shoe protector spray is easy to apply and it dries odorless. You can reapply this every six months or when your shoes are no longer repelling water.
3. Bickmore Gard-More Water and Stain Repellent, $10.99 at Amazon
This waterproof treatment is suitable for different types of materials, including suede, fabric, nubuck, felt, smooth leather, and canvas. It’s a non-silicone water and stain repellent that can protect your shoes against stains caused by water, perspiration, food, and dirt.
Aside from its water repellent properties, this spray also provides a strong invisible layer of protection to your shoes and other valued goods to prevent scuffing, while allowing the material to breathe.
This can also work on bags, hats, coats, jackets, gloves, and even on furniture and car upholstery.
4. Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On, $14.50 at Amazon
Unlike other waterproofing aerosol products that are solvent-based and flammable, the Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On is water-based. Therefore, it is non-flammable and does not contain harmful volatile organic compounds.
This spray is formulated not only to protect your waterproof outerwear but also to restore the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and breathability of your synthetic garments.
You can use this spray on all waterproof gear, technical clothing, rain and ski jackets, and synthetic sleeping bags.
5. Crep Protect Ultimate Rain and Stain Spray, $14.95 at Amazon
Whether your shoes are made from leather, suede or canvas, this Crep Protect spray guarantees your shoes’ protection against different weather conditions.
It uses revolutionary Nanotechnology that creates an invisible protective barrier to repel liquids and prevent stain. Under the initial coating, there’s an additional layer of stain-fighting resin that acts as the second line of protection against rain, precipitation, and dust.
This high-end spray for shoes can be easily applied, and you can use it on different goods as well like bags, heels, wallets, belts, and more.
6. Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot and Shoe Spray, $15.10 at Amazon
Known for providing innovative coatings formulated to protect roof, floors, countertops, and just about any surface, Rust-Oleum has also developed a protection spray for shoes and boots.
The NeverWet waterproofing spray is a revolutionary superhydrophobic coating that protects shoes and boots from damage caused by water and other liquids.
Its crystal clear silicone-free formula will not change the look and feel of your shoes. This high-quality spray can be used on a variety of materials, including leather, suede, and canvas.
7. Apple Brand Garde Rain & Stain Repellent, $16.97 at Amazon
Keep your shoes and other leather goods in excellent condition with the Apple Brand Garde.
This rain and stain repellent creates an invisible layer that protects your valued items from water spots, salt stains, oil, sweat, and other forms of liquids.
This will not leave any residue nor will it alter the color of your product. You can apply it to your handbags, heels, belts, furniture, car interior, and other products made from leather and fabrics.
8. Trinova Stain Guard Premium Fabric Protection, $14.42 at Amazon
Here’s another premium fabric spray that’s safe to use indoors. The Trinova Stain Guard uses water-based chemistry, which means it’s non-flammable, clear, and odorless.
You can easily spray this and it will cover the entire shoe with a protective barrier that beads liquids and prevents stains. And because it has a clear solution, it doesn’t leave any residue to keep your shoes fresh and clean.
This one-step spray easily dries up, and it can be used on other fabric surfaces as well.
9. Sof Sole Water Proofer, $11.39 at Amazon
The Sof Sole Water Proofer and protector spray is designed to protect athletic and performance materials from water and stains. It uses Nanotechnology to repel water and moisture, and it also has a specialized ingredient that maintains the fabric’s breathability.
This quick and effective spray provides an invisible protective coating that doesn’t stain the fabric. It is also versatile and can be used on other products such as hats, jackets, and upholstery.
10. Tarrago High Tech Nano Protector Spray, $12.84 – $16.15 at Amazon
The Spanish company has been providing shoe and leather care solutions since 1940. And their High Tech Nano Protector spray is one of their best-selling and most raved about products by consumers.
This spray incorporates the revolutionary Nanotechnology, wherein the individual fibers are covered by Nano elements to make them more water and dirt repellent.
Spraying this on your shoes provides a Lotus flower effect. It creates an invisible layer that protects the surface of the fabric to ensure that the tiniest particles like oil, water or dirt will slide down and not remain on the surface.
This can be used on all types of leather, including smooth, nubuck, suede, and patent.
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Hailee Steinfeld led the style stakes at the premiere of her upcoming Apple TV+ series, Dickinson, held at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York City on Thursday.
Hailee Steinfeld at the premiere of Dickinson held at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York City on October 17, 2019
All eyes were on the 22-year-old actress, who went the sexy route in a Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2019 sheer nude embellished dress. The revealing number accentuated her hourglass figure as it features a strapless bustier top with frills around the bust and a completely see-through floor-length skirt.
She also had a pair of flesh-colored leggings underneath, which was a better option than panties for more coverage.
Hailee Steinfeld shows off her hourglass figure in a Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2019 Couture sheer embellished dress
Hailee wore her luscious caramel locks in gorgeous waves over one shoulder and emphasized her features with smoky eye makeup.
Hailee Steinfeld wears her long wavy hair over her one shoulder and sports smoky eye makeup
Giving the look some added sparkle, she further accessorized with statement rings and earrings by Yeprem.
Hailee Steinfeld slips into a pair of Christian Louboutin crystal-embellished pumps
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Hailee leads the comedy web TV series, which is a modern-day retelling of American poet Emily Dickinson’s coming-of-age story. It will begin streaming on Apple TV+ on November 1.
Actress Gus Birney, who has a recurring role in the series, attended the premiere in a floor-sweeping gold silk dupioni gown from Markarian’s Spring 2019 collection. The striking number features a low neckline, ruffle detailing, and a high slit.
Gus Birney in Markarian spring 2019 gold gown at the premiere of Dickinson in New York City on October 17, 2019
She styled her golden locks in curls and amped up the gilded look with gold accessories and a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Harmony’ three-strap sandals. Her pink Edie Parker clutch provided a much-needed color balance to her overall look.
Gus Birney displays her crimson-colored toenails in Giuseppe Zanotti sandals
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English actress Ella Hunt, who plays the role of Emily Dickinson’s sister-in-law Sue Gilbert in the web series, looked stunning in an Oscar de la Renta Resort 2020 black dress. The strapless ankle-length gown has floral embroideries on the bodice and a layered ruffled skirt.
Ella Hunt in an Oscar de la Renta resort 2020 dress at the premiere of Dickinson in New York City on October 17, 2019
The 21-year-old actress coiffed her short hair in a ‘20s-inspired hairdo and kept the look simple with minimal black accessories.
She balanced on a pair of Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pumps, which feature tapered toes, a two-toned heart-shaped interior, and about 3-inch lacquered heels.
Ella Hunt completes her elegant black look with Roger Vivier pumps
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