There is nothing new about a shoe fetish. Fairy tales have long featured amazing, high-tech footwear: from seven-league boots to glass slippers to red shoes.
Connecting smugglers, disposable workers, garbage pickers and the poorest of consumers, the flip-flop trail is one of globalisation’s darker stories.
Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment. Lucky for us, there are many sustainable alternatives that are just as cool.
The footwear retailer, once a staple of the UK high street, is being forced by falling sales to consider its options.
Conventional leather is fraught with ethical and environmental issues. But leather grown from fermented kombucha tea offers consumers a glimpse of a DIY, sustainable future.
Since avoiding injuries is a priority for runners, many end up buying expensive footwear for their purported safety features. But do the promises made by global footwear companies stack up?
A walk through some of the more extreme examples of historical shoes.
Studies have shown that your shoe choice may say a lot about you. What better time to test this out than fashion week?