3 Shoe Trends to Watch in 2016

We met with shoe designers from several companies at the Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah, from August 5-7. We heard about their new models coming out in the spring 2016 season. He...

Nike Releasing 8 Shoes On Black Friday

Athletic giant Nike is taking full advantage of the Black Friday madness by releasing eight shoes on the biggest shopping day of the year. The brand is dropping styles including past favorites and today’s m...

The Joy of Shoes

We wear our hearts on our soles. "Shoes are the best indicator of how people are feeling," says June Swann, a shoe historian based in Northampton, England. To hear Swann tell it, you can chart the rise and ...

A Quiet Swiss Town’s Unlikely Treasure: Shoes

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT collections of footwear in Europe — and arguably the world — is not housed in a grand museum in Rome or Paris but in a remote 18th-century manor high north of the Swiss Alps owned ...

Using High Heels for Self-Defense

On a recent rainy evening, about 30 women, most wearing high heels, gathered in a Midtown Manhattan rehearsal space and engaged in a series of brisk maneuvers: hammer fists, elbowing out of chokeholds, fierce k...