Brands Gear Up for the Boston Marathon

One of the world's oldest annual racing events, the Boston Marathon, will run it's 116th race on Monday sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The event has maintained it's prestige in the running world by its limited entry via qualification , creating a longstanding goal for distance runners. Footwear brands rush to be apart of the big event, with adidas launching new ...
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We Love – Serafini

With all the buzz around this new direction in the fashion industry towards active-inspired looks and move toward functionality, we felt compelled to share a brand that represents this concept beautifully. Serafini dates back to 1885, when it opened its first studio in Florence, Italy.  With a focus on high quality leathers and expert handcraft, the brand has been passed down ...
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Matt Bernson opens in Tribeca

Accessories designer Matt Bernson opened his first store in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood on Monday. The 2,200-square-foot space was designed by Joshua Pulver and reflects the brand's aesthetic and style of urban elegance and rustic ease. Launched in 2005, Matt Bernson's line gained notoriety for chic, high quality items at an accessible price tag.  In addition of the brand's new flagship, Bernson's ...
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Maison Martin Margiela Preview -

Yesterday Stylesight got a sneek peek at Maison Martin Margiela's footwear selection for F/W 12.  Runways styles are just as fascinating up-close as they are on the catwalk, and the additional collection pieces were experimental yet wearable, everything Margiela is about.  See our favorite picks below. -Jenn Tello Cowboy boot silhouette with cement-like plaster finish. Motorcycle boot in full crepe upper. A-mazing. Wedge ...
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We love: Northern Cobbler

We first came across Northern Cobbler last year at Micam, and once again they have delivered an expertly crafted collection with that bit of wit that made us fall in love with the line. The London-based label works with shoemakers in Portugal and England for all of their handmade footwear using highest grade leathers and suede.  The final product results in ...
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Isa Tapia – Fall Preview -

When you first meet Isa you see the her eager youth and passion for her craft.  Though young, her experience and know-how spans from years of industry experience, and most recently as Accessories Director at Ann Taylor. Her F/W 12 collection, only her second, shows a clear point of view with a refined aesthetic.  "I design shoes for all the women ...
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“God Save My Shoes” Premieres in NYC

"Hi, my name is Jenn Tello, and I'm a shoeholic." The new documentary from filmmaker Julie Benasra has finally arrived stateside.  Tonight is the theatrical premiere for "God Save My Shoes," a film about the passion and, sometimes obsession, women have with their shoes.  The film, which was produced by Thierry Daher, premiered in Paris during S/S 12 Fashion Week last ...
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Brand Watch – Armistice

Self-proclaimed "casual cool hispter" brand - Armistice - presented their S/S 12 and F/W 12 collections at the last edition of Micam.  The Paris-based label offers simple and casual styles with an urban twist.  Below is a selection from their Spring and Fall collections. All styles are unisex, with clean silhouettes that play with textiles and details.  The Summer chukkas feature ...
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Fall 2012 Collection Previews

As our favorite lifestyle kicks are gearing up to drop their fall collections, Stylesight made sure to get a sneak peek of what to expect on shelves this August. We were pleased to see a fresh offering to the usual autumn-inspired transitional kicks. 1. Dr. Martens Pierce  2. Sperry Top Sider 3. Stussy for Converse Sea Star 4. Keds Champion Floral One ...
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adidas Running Introduces ClimaCool Seduction

http://youtu.be/RzKXoZbghEg Along with today's launch of the new ClimaCool Seduction running shoe, adidas is debuting a campaign with some of our favorite athletes and entertainers. Katy Perry, David Beckham, and Derrick Rose make up the important team that is the adidas brand identity, along with a quick hello to designer and collaborator Jeremy Scott. It's great to see such a diverse team ...
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Trade Show Wrap: Best of GDS

23,150 visitors were in attendance during GDS Shoe Fair in Dussedörf, Germany from March 14-16.  With buyers from over 80 countries, the fair showed an exponential increase in volume placed for fall compared to the previous S/S 12 season. With focus in the Junior's and Comfort markets, top trends for the show were Chelsea boots and Cognac-hued items - always strong ...
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Palladium Introduces Lite Technology for Spring

When Stylesight heard the announcement that Palladium has unveiled a minimal technology for their upcoming spring and fall collections, we had to get the inside scoop. As active footwear trends have segued from performance models to lifestyle brands, we love following each brand's approach in adapting the new technology options. As longtime fans of the Palladium brand, it's surprising - at ...
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Converse x UNDFTD Team Up For Foot Locker Collection

Converse has teamed up again with respected streetwear brand, Undefeated for the Born Not Made collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories to be sold exclusively at select Foot Locker locations on March 29th. The Active Team was more than happy to swing by the launch featuring a gallery exhibit by New York City street photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis, along with  a panel discusson ...
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Fiorentini+Baker Preview -

Yesterday the ladies of Fiorentini + Baker gave us a sneak peek of their F/W 12 collection at their Soho Flagship store.  Established in 2002, the brand has seen progressive growth (they just celebrated their 10 year anniversary) and has developed a loyal following.  Despite the expansion they plan to keep a sense of exclusivity with small runs to ensure ...
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Best of Paris -

F/W 12 runway season is over, and it concluded on a high note with exquisite collections from Paris Fashion Week.  Below are our picks of the best footwear collections for next season. Chloé Simple and feminine, Chloé footwear selections featured this year's single sole constructions with soft round toe lasts.  The slightly higher vamp evokes a ballerina influence, and is balanced with ...
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