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Can Anta Become a Major Player in Basketball?

Performance basketball sneakers don’t sell as well in the U.S. as they used to, but that isn’t deterring new brands from competing for sales in the category. China-based Anta has court-ready kicks that it’s now trying to get on the feet of consumers stateside. Anta’s basketball performance category is led …

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Why the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Is Permanently Leaving Utah

The outdoor industry is heading out. After much speculation, industry leaders from the Outdoor Retailer trade show said they would pull the biannual event from Utah, held in Salt Lake City for roughly two decades. The announcement came Thursday night after executives from Outdoor Retailer, Outdoor Industry Association, Patagonia, The …

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Vans Warped Tour Teams up With Well-Known Comic Book Characters

Anticipation for Vans Warped Tour ’17 kicked into full gear today with the announcement of a new partnership with comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment. In addition to unveiling its U.S. tour stops for the 41-date excursion, Vans shared an early look at the Valiant collaboration on Instagram in the form of a …

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What to Do in London, Milan and Paris for the Fall 2017 Fashion Shows

With New York Fashion Week wrapping up, it’s time to get set for Europe. Below are some of the most anticipated runway shows and footwear collaborations coming up in London, Milan and Paris, plus four things worth seeing in the fashion capitals. 4 MUST-HAVE SHOW INVITATIONS: For fast fashion: Burberry (London)Christopher …

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The 9 Best Retro Sneakers Available Now

Modern technologies such as Adidas’ Boost cushioning and Nike’s self-tying E.A.R.L. help keep sneakers exciting, but sometimes it’s hard to top an iconic retro look. Whether it’s a court shoe turned classic or a skateboard sneaker that has transcended fashion, these nostalgic kicks of yesteryear remain popular with consumers and continue to influence designers …

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Adidas Used Motion Capture Technology to Make New AlphaBounce Colorways

Adidas is giving its popular AlphaBounce running shoe a refresh with three new looks accompanied by an inspirational campaign ad. Touted as the second generation of Adidas AlphaBounce with Aramis-inspired print technology, this range features three new colorways in black, white and navy. Aramis is the motion capture technology Adidas …

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