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Maine sneaker-maker could provide military footwear

As the only remaining manufacturer of athletic shoes in the United States — with three factories in Maine and two in Massachusetts — New Balance wants government assurance that military servicemembers wear American-made sneakers, not ones that are made
Born in the USA
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 23, 2011

Show fetish

Ever since Salvatore Ferragamo designed the first stiletto heel in 1955, podiatrists have faced a steady stream of female patients seeking physical relief from their devotion to fashion over function.
The MFA’s new ‘Walk This Way’ exhibit traces the history of footwear fashion, from sandals to stilettos
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 26, 2007

Phoenix reaps NEPA glory

The Phoenix newspapers and were major winners in this year’s New England Press Association (NEPA) Better Newspaper Competition.
It's all about us
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 14, 2007

Grace notes

Among the shows that open each season, a few stand out like a pair of stiletto heels spotted in a swarm of rubber-soled footwear.
Sacred Hearts , States of Grace
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  January 30, 2007

Tag your feet

The owners of Cream, the new sneaker boutique on Market Street that’s become a hang-out for area hip hoppers, recently enlisted local graffiti artist Rich to custom-decorate their limited-edition shoes.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  September 13, 2006

Well dressed

It could be as simple as a power tie or stiletto heels, but what people wear conveys the first impression we get, subliminally or blatantly, about the kind of person they are.
Costume is character for David T. Howard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 05, 2006


Rubber souls

Somewhere deep in the two-acre Connecticut Expo Center, Dipset hip-hop phenom Juelz Santana is on stage catcalling a shorty from his hit, “There It Go (The Whistle Song).” Slideshow: Sneaker Battel. Photographs by Matt Teuten and Sidney Lo.  
A knock-down, drag-out sneaker battle
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  August 09, 2006

Crossword: 'Named, yet unnamed'

Everyday people you'll never meet
By MATT JONES  |  June 07, 2006

Life, love, and sneakers

Rob Heppler got his sneaker schooling in jail: "Anyone that had super-awesome sneakers, it was for a reason. It meant you were a huge drug dealer or you were rich or somebody cared about you on the outside."
The culture of high-end kicks is about to blow up in Boston. How many pairs do you have?
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  February 18, 2006

Life, Love and Sneakers - side

By  |  February 15, 2006