From the outset, even Crocs’ co-founders considered them ugly. But Gen Z are making the shoes their own.
Levels of trace metals inside can be higher than the sources of contamination outside. It underscores the need for households to take care to prevent those contaminants being brought indoors.
No, you’re not imagining it. Your feet may be wider or longer and your shoes stiffer.
It is best to leave your filth outside the door.
An expert on global supply chains explains why shortages of many products have persisted throughout the pandemic.
The English paid a high price for medieval fashion: in bunions and broken bones.
With protection underfoot and ventilation on top, the thong is the perfect summer shoe for Australian conditions. Pity it’s not really Australian.
Plantar fasciitis is a common injury.
New rules on athletes’ trainers were on the cards since Eliud Kipchoge ran the first sub-two hour marathon in special Vaporflys.
If you’ve been injury-free in your current sports shoe, and you’re performing at a level you are happy with, you may already have the right shoes on your feet.
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?