Curry 4 Footlocker Sat, 24 Sep 2022 15:34:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Curry 4 Footlocker 32 32 9 Puma Sneaker Collabs You Need to Know and Buy, From Fenty to Dua Lipa Sat, 24 Sep 2022 13:13:40 +0000

Discover and shop the latest Puma sneaker collaborations.

In August, Puma and vogue launched its very first collaborative collection – which included clothing, accessories and sneakers – is inspired by the characteristics of Puma. There are new takes on Puma’s fan-favorite Leadcat and Force sneaker style, and throughout the collection you’ll find pieces emblazoned with Puma and/or vogue.

Puma x Vogue Fierce Trainers

Puma x Vogue Cap

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Puma x Vogue Woven Jacket

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Puma and Dua Lipa have already released two drops of their line together, which includes platform sneakers inspired by 90s streetwear and a pair of perfect combat boots. In the collaborative collection, Puma’s classic Mayze silhouette is reimagined in black suede and leather.

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Puma x Dua Lipa Mayze Flutur Trainers

Puma x Dua Lipa Mayze Boots

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PUMA x Dua Lipa Mayze Suede Trainers

Women’s Puma x Dua Lipa Mayze suede trainers


Fenty and Puma first collaborated in 2014, releasing their first iteration of the now successful Fenty creeper. The style won Shoe of the Year in 2016 and has been reinvented in countless colorways since. Rihanna’s role as creative director at Puma has expanded to include haircare, skincare and apparel, but the creeper remains the most sought-after style in the Fenty collection.

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Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Creeper sneakers

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Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Creeper sneakers

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Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Creeper suede sneakers

Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Cleated Creeper Sneakers

Liu Wen

In 2020, supermodel Liu Wen collaborated with Puma to release a capsule collection of clothing and footwear. The line included the Liu Wen x Wmns RS-2K and Thunder sneakers in neutral White Drizzle and Thunder palettes.

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Puma Liu Wen x Thunder sneakers

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Puma Liu Wen x RS-2K sneakers

Friend Alexandre Mattiussi

Alexandre Mattiussi, the creator of the Parisian brand Ami, has teamed up with Puma to create a collection of high-end sportswear. The line includes some of Puma’s most classic shoe silhouettes in different colors. The Mayu, a rounded platform sneaker, has been reinvented in a deconstructed, floral and classic black and white version.

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Puma Mayu Ami Deconstructed Sneakers

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As part of an ongoing partnership, Liberty and Puma have released three episodes of their collaborations, which have included Liberty’s timeless floral prints. The latest release nods to Puma’s footballing heritage and Liberty’s fashion and art history in a collection that celebrates women’s involvement in sport.

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Puma Mayze x Liberty Trainers

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Puma Wild Rider 2 Liberty Trainers


The Brooklyn-based artist collaboration launched by Colm Dillane, KidSuper has teamed up with Puma to create a playful and imaginative collection of apparel and footwear. Dillane, a former professional soccer player, is also a multi-faceted artist with an affinity for vibrant prints and clever design. Her collection with the brand reflects exactly that.

Puma x KidSuper Style Rider Trainers

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Puma x KidSuper Mirage Mox Trainers

butter goods

A streetwear brand known for designs that cater to a lifestyle grounded in music, art, skateboarding and other countercultures, Butter Goods recently launched a second season of its partnership with Puma. Comprising two classic lifestyle shoes, the Slipstream and the Basket, the line offers retro styles with a modern twist.

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Puma x Butter Goods Basket VTG Sneakers

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Puma x Butter Goods Sneakers


In a collaboration titled “A Hopeful Future”, social merchandising company The Hundreds and Puma have teamed up to create a thoughtful collection designed to inspire through vibrant colors and constructed entirely from sustainable materials including recycled polyester and cotton. chrome-free suede.

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Puma x The Hundreds x RS-2K Trainers

The Speedcat

After making its foray into fashion with its 1998 partnership with Jil Sander, Puma released its own lifestyle shoe: the Speedcat. The classic suede style celebrates the brand’s involvement in racing and motorsport and remains a top seller from the brand’s classic collection.

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Puma Speedcat OG Sparco Shoes

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Happening in NWA: Bluebird Museum, Oktoberfest Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:27:27 +0000

Here’s a look at what’s happening in northwest Arkansas.


This weekend, Fayetteville’s favorite art park celebrates the iconic glass bluebirds known and loved around the world.

Plan to attend the grand opening of the new Bluebird Museum at Terra Studios, which will take place this Saturday and Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, you can celebrate the beloved bluebirds with themed activities, live music, craft workshops and artist demonstrations at Terra Studios, plus two full days of opportunity to dine on Wicked Wood Fired Pizza while they camp out at the Art Park for the weekend!

Although no longer produced, the remaining Blue Birds of Happiness are available for purchase, except for those currently preserved in the museum for future generations to enjoy.


Here’s a reminder that the Mopar Classic will take place on the grounds of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge this weekend. This is your chance to get closer to classic cars.

The event will take place at the Eureka Springs Community Center tonight, then move to Turpentine Creek for a full day of celebration tomorrow starting at 9 a.m.


The classic Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany officially kicked off last week, but you have the chance to celebrate right here at home.

Ozark Beer Company in Rogers is hosting a day of Oktoberfest celebrations tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. They will have German food, live music, vendors, games and more.

You put on your lederhosen and polka dots on your way to the dining room from their location in downtown Rogers. The event is free and lasts until 9 p.m.


On Saturday, you’re in for a treat as the historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church plays host to the Spelman College Glee Club. This free family event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. James located in Fayetteville.

This event is a partnership between the NWA Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the Tea Rose Foundation and the Phi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


Election season is upon us and if you have any questions about voting, how the process works, etc., check out “Natural Election” – a podcast from KUAF Radio and Ozarks Large.

On Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m., join the conversation at the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. Your vote matters…find out why and be sure to bring your questions.


Save the date for November 4 and 5. This is when the Critical Mass Summit returns.

This event aims to reduce barriers to trails, cycling and active transportation. You can expect guest speakers and activities such as rock climbing, hiking, yoga, and bike tours. Early access registration is now open at a discounted price.

You can choose whether you want to attend virtually or in person, or one day or both days. Early bird registration ends September 30.


Taking place in the River Valley, lace up your sneakers for an annual event.

The sixth annual Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon and Relays are back. On Sunday, runners will cover 26.2 miles of city streets, passing parts of Fort Chafee and Ben Geren Park, highways and paved thoroughfares ending at the University of Arkansas campus in Fort Smith.

The event is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

Expect supply chain issues, analysts say – Footwear News Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:24:51 +0000

Nike is expected to release its first quarter results on Thursday, September 29.

Ahead of the report, analysts remain cautious about their outlook for the athletics giant, given recent supply chain headwinds in China. In the fourth quarter, Nike beat earnings and revenue expectations and reported net income down 5% to $1.4 billion, or 91 cents per share.

Nike is still widely regarded as the company to beat in the sports market. But like other global brands, Nike has recently faced significant headwinds from factory and store closures in China and Vietnam, supply chain slowdowns and port congestion in the United States. United. Analysts said those issues will likely weigh on the company’s first-quarter results next week.

Williams business analyst Sam Poser noted that while sales and shipments of the company’s Jordan brand and Air Force 1 product have improved, overall visibility is still murky.

“Trends in China remain uncertain due to ongoing pandemic-related lockdowns, currency headwinds are worsening, and a shipment bottleneck is likely as late shipments and pending shipments arrive at the same time. “, Poser wrote in a Sept. 20 note to clients from which he gave Nike a “Hold” rating.

Given these headwinds, Poser said it’s possible Nike will need to implement a more robust promotional strategy throughout the year, though it’s unclear if Nike will need to alter its distribution strategy. bulk.

In his Nike earnings preview, Cowen analyst John Kernan also noted that China “remains a major swing factor” for Nike’s potential first-quarter results. However, the analyst said he expects China to return to growth in the second quarter and added that “Nike continues to significantly outperform Adidas globally from an execution perspective.” .

Analysts at Jane Hali & Associates (JHA) LLC also mentioned potential headwinds in China, but added that Nike’s performance in EMEA and North America could offset losses. Overall, JHA said it was “neutral” on Nike for the first quarter, though optimistic about its long-term potential.

“Nike is one of the most modern brands in its product and retail strategy,” JHA said in a note to customers. “The brand puts the consumer at the center of its evolution and uses data-driven insights to create a localized approach that reaches consumers around the world.”

Morgan Stanley analysts in a note to clients on Wednesday also noted Nike’s long-term potential, despite a difficult macroeconomic environment, supply chain issues, problems in Greater China and a potential threat of recession.

“While the long-term opportunity remains compelling, the macroeconomic deterioration and limited visibility make the current updated valuation fair, in our view,” the note said. “And until visibility improves, we see more exciting opportunities elsewhere in our coverage.”

NIKE (NKE) will release its quarterly results on Thursday Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:03:45 +0000

NIKE (NYSE:NKE – Get Rating) is expected to report results after market close on Thursday, September 29. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $0.93 per share for the quarter. Investors interested in listening to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

NIKE (NYSE:NKE – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Monday, June 27. The shoemaker reported earnings per share of $0.90 for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.09. The company posted revenue of $12.20 billion in the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $12.10 billion. NIKE had a return on equity of 40.74% and a net margin of 12.94%. The company’s quarterly revenue fell 0.8% year-over-year. During the same period last year, the company achieved EPS of $0.93. On average, analysts expect NIKE to post EPS of $4 for the current fiscal year and EPS of $5 for the next fiscal year.

Performance of NIKE shares

NYSE NKE shares opened at $99.79 on Thursday. The company has a debt ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 2.63. The company has a market capitalization of $156.53 billion, a price/earnings ratio of 26.54, a P/E/G ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 1.03. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $109.92 and its 200-day simple moving average is $116.11. NIKE has a 52-week low of $99.53 and a 52-week high of $179.10.

NIKE Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 3. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 6 will receive a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a dividend of $1.22 on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 2. NIKE’s dividend payout ratio is 32.45%.

NIKE said its board approved a stock repurchase plan on Monday, June 27 that authorizes the company to repurchase $18.00 billion in outstanding stock. This repurchase authorization allows the shoemaker to repurchase up to 11% of its shares through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans often indicate that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Analysts set new price targets

NKE has been the subject of several analyst reports. Piper Sandler dropped a cover on NIKE in a Wednesday, August 3 report. They set a “neutral” rating and a price target of $115.00 on the stock. HSBC lowered its price target on NIKE from $140.00 to $132.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a Tuesday, June 14 report. Wells Fargo & Company lowered its price target on NIKE from $150.00 to $130.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a Tuesday, June 28 report. Wedbush lowered its target price on NIKE from $130.00 to $121.00 in a Friday, September 9 report. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a target price of $130.00 on NIKE in a Wednesday, August 10 report. Eleven investment analysts gave the stock a hold rating and eighteen gave the company a buy rating. According to data from, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $133.88.

Insider buying and selling

In related news, COO Andrew Campion sold 5,922 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Wednesday, August 3. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.42, for a total transaction of $671,673.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the COO now owns 75,295 shares of the company, valued at approximately $8,539,958.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available via this link. In other NIKE news, COO Andrew Campion sold 5,922 NIKE shares in a trade on Wednesday August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.42, for a total value of $671,673.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the COO now owns 75,295 shares of the company, valued at approximately $8,539,958.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available on the SEC’s website. Additionally, director John W. Rogers, Jr. acquired 10,000 shares of the company in a transaction on Thursday, June 30. The shares were acquired at an average price of $102.96 per share, with a total value of $1,029,600.00. Following the transaction, the administrator now owns 25,681 shares of the company, valued at approximately $2,644,115.76. Disclosure of this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 59,561 shares of the company worth $6,374,094 in the past 90 days. 0.40% of the shares are held by insiders of the company.

Hedge funds weigh on NIKE

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lazard Asset Management LLC increased its stake in NIKE shares by 221.5% in the 1st quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 2,046,445 shares of the shoemaker valued at $275,368,000 after purchasing an additional 1,409,913 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in NIKE shares by 2.5% in Q1. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,646,168 shares of the shoemaker valued at $1,028,869,000 after purchasing an additional 189,454 shares during the period. Soros Fund Management LLC increased its stake in NIKE shares by 169.9% in Q1. Soros Fund Management LLC now owns 296,894 shares of the shoemaker valued at $39,950,000 after purchasing an additional 186,894 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its equity stake in NIKE to 76.3% in Q1. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 171,519 shares of the shoemaker valued at $23,080,000 after buying an additional 74,257 shares during the period. Finally, Mariner LLC increased its stake in NIKE shares by 7.8% in the 1st quarter. Mariner LLC now owns 661,677 shares of the shoemaker valued at $89,038,000 after purchasing an additional 47,969 shares during the period. Institutional investors hold 64.19% of the company’s shares.

NIKE Company Profile

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NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for men, women and children worldwide. The Company provides athletic and recreational footwear, apparel and accessories under the Jumpman brand; and casual sneakers, apparel and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron and Jack Purcell brands.

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Earnings history for NIKE (NYSE: NKE)

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Nike “Panda” Dunks Restocks October 14th DD1391-100 | Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:02:51 +0000

Love ’em or hate ’em, Nike’s two-tone “Panda” Dunks have become one of the most popular sneakers over the past couple of years. And with another restock scheduled for October 14, they’re bound to show up on a street near you.

Although the late Peter Moore’s iconic design has previously appeared in a simple ‘white’ and ‘black’ colorway, the current version took off in January 2021 as a women’s exclusive shoe. Smooth leather makes up the entirety of the upper, with overlays on the forefoot, along the profiles and around the heel for a dark contrast. Re-releases of the pair have been frequent over the past 20 months, but the shoes have not returned unchanged.

Subsequent iterations of the Nike Dunk Low “Panda” have been part of Swoosh’s “Next Nature” initiative, a sustainability-focused effort that manufactures some of Nike Sportswear’s most beloved designs with at least 20% recycled components. Additionally, the color scheme reminiscent of “yin and yang” appeared reversed or in a different arrangement, but without losing the connection to the social media cherished “Panda” look.

As of January 2021, “Panda” dunks have become so popular that they also come in sizes for men, kids and toddlers. This update has only made monochrome kicks more ubiquitous on platforms like TikTok and Instagram, with parents and their kids posing together while wearing the versatile style.

Enjoy images of the pair ahead, while you wait to try your luck with the shoes via Friday, October 14. The price of the Nike Dunk is as follows:
• Men: $110
• 110 USD for women
• Elementary school: 90 USD
• Preschool: $65
• Toddler: $50

For more under the NIKE, Inc. umbrella, check out the Air Jordan 11 “Cherry” slated to launch in December.

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Be sure to follow @kicksfinder for live tweets during the release date.

UPDATE (01/19/2022):

The Nike Dunk Low “Panda” restocks February 2, 2022 on the Nike App.

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UPDATE (04/22/2022):

The Nike Dunk Low “Panda” is back in stock on April 22, 2022 on Nike.

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UPDATE (08/05/2022):

The Nike Dunk Low “Panda” is restocked again on August 11, 2022 on the Nike App.

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UPDATE (09/14/2022):

A release date is scheduled for September 16, 2022 on the Nike App.

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UPDATE (09/19/2022):

A reissue date is scheduled for October 14, 2022.

Nike Dunk Low
Restock date: October 14, 2022 (Friday)
Restock date: August 11, 2022 (Thursday)
Original Release Date: March 10, 2021 (Wednesday)

Color: White/Black/White

Men: $110
Style code: DD1391-100

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BasicNet opens ‘Basic Village Milano’ hub – Footwear News Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:00:52 +0000

BasicNet SpA opens a new house in Milan.

Called Basic Village Milano, the parent company of Kappa, K-Way, Superga and Sebago has unveiled a new 4,500 square meter (approximately 48,000 square foot) complex in the Farini district of Italy’s fashion capital.

Located in via dell’Aprica, 12, the new “hub” will serve as the Milan headquarters for the Turin-based company, with each of its brands having its own dedicated showroom, Lorenzo Boglione, Vice President of BasicNet Group, told FN in an interview.

Boglione added that the new Basic Village Milano replicates the overall construction and concept of the company’s headquarters in Turin, built in an industrial complex dating back to the early 1900s.

The overall space of the Village, which was once a rubber manufacturing factory transformed into an architecture firm and event venue, is made up of two buildings overlooking via dell’Aprica and via Bernina.

Showrooms for K-Way, Superga and Sebago.

CREDIT: BasicStudios/Dario Dinocca

Entering via dell’Aprica, the first building is bright yellow and houses showrooms dedicated to BasicNet Group’s main brands – Kappa, Robe di Kappa, K-Way, Superga, Briko and Sebago. The house’s many collaborations will also have a dedicated space, such as the recent Superga x Alaïa, K-Way x Fendi and Sebago x Saint Laurent capsule lines.

Directly above the brand’s showrooms are nine loft apartments on the second floor of the building – ranging from 45 square meters (484 square feet) to 170 square meters (1,830 square feet), and will be completed by the end of 2022. According to Boglione, these apartments will be used to accommodate buyers, the press and friends of the brand and will also serve as short-term rentals.

BasicNet, Basic Village Milano

Showrooms for Kappa and Briko.

CREDIT: BasicStudios/Dario Dinocca

The second building in via Bernina, which is red, houses a 400 square meter (4,300 square foot) Italian pub called Edit on the ground floor. After the pub, visitors can find the offices and showroom of Culti Milano SpA, while the second floor offers a 450 square meter (4,800 square foot) terrace with views of the old Farini train station and the Milan skyline. The inner courtyard on the ground floor also hosts the offices of start-up Pica Group and VerySimpleKitchen, as well as two fully equipped event spaces, covering an area of ​​170 square meters (1,830 square feet) and 450 square meters (4 800 square feet), respectively.

The official inauguration of the new Basic Village will take place on Wednesday September 21 during Milan Fashion Week with a special event dedicated to K-Way.

This opening comes as the company achieved total sales of group products through the global licensee network of 567.9 million euros in the first half of 2022, up 28.2% compared to the same period last year. last year. Consolidated revenue in the first half of 2022 amounted to €162.3 million, up 26.1% compared to the same period in 2021, followed by double-digit growth for licensees global trade and production.

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The special event space of Basic Village Milano.

CREDIT: BasicStudios/Dario Dinocca

Aaron Jones’ shoe donation campaign kicks off for 3rd season Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:36:15 +0000

Aaron Jones at the West Boys & Girls Club in Green Bay on September 19.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones kicked off his “Yards for Shoes” campaign on Monday, Sept. 19 for a third consecutive season.

For every yard on the ground Jones gained this season, up to 1,000 yards, Jones’ foundation will donate a pair of Adidas shoes to elementary and middle school children at Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs across Wisconsin.

“This campaign makes me smile every year,” Jones said. “It gives even more meaning to what I do on the ground because I can help more children in the community.”

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Jones surprised the West Boys & Girls Club in Green Bay on Monday. A handful of children participating in the club’s after-school program received a new pair of Adidas shoes from Jones and took part in a 33-yard sprint in honor of Jones’ shirt number.

Aaron Jones’ Yards for Shoes campaign began during the Packers’ 2020-2021 playoffs with the A&A All The Way Foundation donating 126 pairs of shoes to children in Green Bay. Jones expanded Yards for Shoes into the 2021-22 regular season and donated 841 pairs of shoes to children at Wisconsin Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Jones started the season strong, gaining 181 rushing yards in the Packers’ first two games.

Anyone wishing to support the Yards for Shoes mission is encouraged to donate online.

]]> A path to reviving heritage sports brands Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:30:00 +0000

In the booming activewear market, a handful of sleepy heritage brands are finding their relevance again.

Kappa, Superga and K-Way – decades-old European sports and lifestyle brands whose products have iconic status but have never achieved global leader status – have undergone a turnaround after their Italian parent company BasicNet SpA struggled to get sales back above pre-pandemic levels last year.

By laser-focusing on marketing their most recognizable products, focusing on wholesale as sportswear giants retreated, and forging partnerships with sports teams and luxury fashion brands, BasicNet’s brands appear to be enjoying a renaissance: The company, which also owns American boat shoe brand Sebago, reported first-half revenue up 26% year-on-year, reflecting an 18% increase from levels pre-coronavirus of 2019. Total sales of BasicNet products (including through licensees who distribute its brands) soared 28% to 568 million euros ($569 million) while net profits were more than doubled, the company announced in July.

“We don’t have to reinvent brands every year. We don’t have to invent anything, really, we have to tell the story of the brands,” said vice-president Lorenzo Boglione, whose family holds a majority stake in the group.

“For our sports brand [ Kappa], we are competing against gigantic giants but there is always room for challengers,” he added. “Everyone knows their strategies – where they enter and exit the markets – which leaves room for smaller players if you’re quick and responsive.”

Nike and Adidas have limited their wholesale exposure, creating a key opportunity for smaller brands to fill the gaps in their wake. In addition to BasicNet, Puma and running brand On are among other sports companies to have seized the opportunity to stock smaller wholesale outlets where the giants have cut doors and reduced orders.

BasicNet also fueled the momentum with a comprehensive list of partnerships and collaborations: a tie-up between Sebago and Kering’s Saint Laurent was released on Monday, following recent collaborations such as Superga x Alaïa, K-Way x Fendi and K- Way x Comme des Garçons Play. The latter is an ongoing partnership, which BasicNet hopes could be similar to Play’s longstanding tie with Converse, whose heart-adorned high-tops are a mainstay of its business.

As BasicNet’s portfolio seems to have taken a turn, economic uncertainty is on the rise. Rapid inflation, accelerated by soaring energy costs following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is likely to trigger a downturn, particularly in BasicNet’s home European market.

If consumer spending slows, the company hopes some ambitious luxury consumers will be inclined to switch luxury prices to its more accessible offerings like the €100 K-Way windbreakers and €160 Sebago boat shoes. .

“We try as much as possible to be fair on pricing,” Boglione said. “If we do our job well, we can do well, regardless of the economic environment.”

Meanwhile, Kappa is expanding its historic soccer focus with new sports sponsors with the USA Snowboard and Ski Team set to run at the next two Winter Olympics, in 2026 and 2030. It also produces a line of jerseys as a partner of the Formula 1 team of the French car manufacturer Alpine.

BasicNet has also sought to consolidate its business by operating its business more directly, reducing its dependence on licensees by acquiring key distributors, including the operating company of K-Way France earlier this year. “It’s the company’s fastest growing brand, and a lot of that growth is now coming from our own retail stores,” Boglione said.

The Turin-based group will also open a new campus in Milan, which will include not only showrooms and offices, but also a restaurant and 10 apartments. The goal is to increase BasicNet’s attractiveness as an employer, as well as its convenience for wholesale buyers and dealers. “In Italy, the talents of our industry are in Milan, it is difficult to get them out of this ecosystem. And when you want to attract talent from [outside Italy]it’s easier to bring them to Milan,” Boglione said.

BasicNet is expected to inaugurate the new campus on Wednesday during Milan Fashion Week.

Nike’s new robot repairs and cleans sneakers Mon, 19 Sep 2022 15:08:00 +0000
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When you score a cute new pair of trainers, you’re faced with a tricky dilemma: wear them around town, exposing them to wear and tear and the elements, or keep them impeccably intact in the safety of your home. But shoes are made to be worn, and most of us will at some point have to come to terms with the fact that a pair is a little too ragged to keep using it. That is, unless a Nike repair robot is nearby.

Last week, the multinational sportswear brand unveiled what he calls BILL, or the Bot Initiated Longevity Lab. BILL is a ‘robot-augmented’ system powered by Kuka, the industrial robot maker behind such eye-catching technologies as the University of Naples’ bartender robot and Moscow’s finger-breaking chess robot. Using recycled polyester patches, water-based cleaning products and movements inspired by old-fashioned shoe repair, BILL is able to repair and refresh a range of the most popular shoe styles from Nike.

The restoration begins with a Nike employee (or “store athlete”) loading the shoe into the robot. The system proceeds to create a 3D digital model of the shoe while noting areas requiring repair or cleaning. If the upper of the shoe (the “upper”) needs repair, the shoe owner can select the patches they want to complement the worn material. The robot then gets to work cleaning the shoe’s upper, sidewalls and outsole before applying patches where needed. Then store athletes can manually add new liners and laces made from recycled materials.

(Photo: Alex Kurunis/Nike)

The process takes about 45 minutes per pair. BILL can currently repair and clean the Air Force 1, Air Jordan 1, Nike Dunks, and Space Hippie 01, expensive and often collectible sneakers whose owners are most likely to seek longevity protection services like those from BILL. Nike is showcasing BILL at Nike Town London, its four-storey store in the UK, where it will offer the system’s services free of charge.

BILL is Nike’s latest initiative for more environmentally friendly product practices. Before BILL, there was the brand’s Refurbished line as well as its recycling and donation program. All three are part of Nike Go to zero mission, which aims to achieve zero waste and zero carbon emissions at some eventual and undisclosed time – a lofty if not vague goal, despite the brand’s apparent appearance refusal to address other controversial aspects of its supply chain.

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]]> This week’s best sneaker releases – September 19-25 Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:05:14 +0000

Sneaker releases are only going to pick up speed as we head into the latter half of September. Along with headliners from Jordan Brand and adidas Yeezy, this week welcomes a number of equally exciting offerings, from the “Leopard” Air Kukini to the “Tide” Crocs Pollex Clog.

From adidas Yeezy, we can expect the Yeezy Slide “Resin” restock to finally land this Friday, September 23, after some slight delays. Dunks, Air More Uptempos and two iterations of the aforementioned Kukini also drop this week, warming us up for the Air Jordan 1 “Denim”, the new pair of Crocs from Salehe Bembury and the Yeezy Boost 350 v2 CMPCT ready for the autumn “Slate bones.” On Saturday, the Jumpman closes us as usual, featuring both the Air Jordan 5 Low “Expression” and the Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Toe.”

For more details and links to all of the above, be sure to scroll through the sneaker releases below.

Upcoming Sneaker Releases
From September 19 (Monday) to September 25 (Sunday)

Nike Air Kukini “Leopard”
Nike has finally answered many of our prayers

Release date: September 20, 2022
List of stores

Nike Air Kukini “Topography”
The shoe also comes in a more geometric print

Release date: September 20, 2022
List of stores

Nike Air More Uptempo “Quilted Wheat”
Complete with a matching Dunk Low

Release date: September 20, 2022
List of stores

Nike Dunk Low “Quilted Wheat”
As mentioned above

Release date: September 20, 2022
List of stores

Nike Dunk Low “Medium Olive”
If quilted leathers and wheat aren’t your thing

Release date: September 20, 2022
List of stores

Nike Air Max 90 “Desert Camouflage”
[Enter joke about not seeing anything]

Release date: September 21, 2022
List of stores

Air Jordan 1 “Denim”
For lovers of Canadian tuxedos

Release date: September 22, 2022
List of stores

Nike Air Force 1 “White Python”
The 40-year-old classic gets a premium upgrade

Release date: September 22, 2022
List of stores

Nike Dunk High “Purple/Gold”
Come on Lakers… also, the LSU Tigers

Release date: September 22, 2022
List of stores

Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex “Tide” Clog
After only a month after the “Cobbler”

Release date: September 22, 2022
List of stores

adidas Yeezy Slide “Resin”
Just when the weather starts to cool…

Release date: September 19, 2022
List of stores

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 CMPCT “Slate Bone”
Arguably the best colorway of the shoe yet

Release date: September 23, 2022
List of stores

Air Jordan 8 “Paprika”
Formerly a sample

Release date: September 23, 2022
List of stores

Reebok Shaq Attaq OG
It’s officially back

Release date: September 23, 2022
List of stores

Air Jordan 5 Low “Expression”
Complete with pre-applied print

Release date: September 24, 2022
List of stores

Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Toe”
Two pairs minimum

Release date: September 24, 2022
List of stores