Tag: Shoes and Boots

Weird Times Call for Even Weirder Shoes

While there may not be any one word to describe our collective state of limbo, one footwear category has emerged, like a gentle intervention, to help us stand astride the void. It’s a water shoe moment. Water shoes, or amphibious footwear, as those in the industry refer to it, were made for moments defined by […]

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Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

When we asked readers to send their questions about coronavirus, a common theme emerged: Many people are fearful about tracking the virus into their homes on their clothes, their shoes, the mail and even the newspaper. We reached out to infectious disease experts, aerosol scientists and microbiologists to answer reader questions about the risks of […]

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Super Cushioned Running Shoes Are All the Rage, but Aren’t Foolproof

Anyone who runs or spectates at races has probably noticed that stacked, generously cushioned running shoes have become almost ubiquitous. But running in those thickly cushioned shoes could affect a runner’s form in sometimes surprising ways, according to a series of new studies of maximalist running shoes and recreational athletes. The studies, among the first […]

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How Private Equity Buried Payless

TOPEKA, Kan. — The financiers who had taken over Payless ShoeSource didn’t have much experience selling low-priced footwear, but they had big ideas about how things ought to be done. One was capitalizing on enthusiasm for the 2018 World Cup in the Latin American countries where the company had hundreds of stores. When they saw […]

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