| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:38 AM
On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1944, two college basketball teams laced up and squared off against each other in Durham, N.C. The game wasn't advertised; almost no one but the players and coaches themselves knew what was happening. The doors to...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:15 PM
With all due respect to Sen. Joni Ernst, why wear bread bags on your feet when you can wear Campbell Soup cans?
The same day Ernst gave the GOP response to the State of the Union address (which included tales of a hardscrabble childhood involving shoes...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:44 PM
"If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas," the now-familiar spiky-haired boy said on Dec. 17, 1989. "It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. And it's going to...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Pop star Katy Perry, whose stage garb has included a bra that shoots whipped cream, is not generally known as the less-is-more type.
Yet last year she picked an understated approach to promote the rollout of her current world tour: a television...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If you want to project an image, you gotta have a style. For footwear, pumps say something. So do wingtips. And so do Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers: Put on some Chuck Taylors and a pair of skinny jeans and you look like someone ready to...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:15 PM
"We were pretty conscious of wanting to look a certain way. We wanted people to recognize us as being in a band when we walked down the street, even if they didn't know which band we were. Chuck Taylors signaled that."
— Albert Hammond Jr. of...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:25 AM
If Douglas Mechutan was slightly less selective in his collecting, he might venture into the realm of hoarder.
But his compact Pompano Beach apartment is so artistically appointed with fashion prints, animal skins and autographed celebrity photos that...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date.
LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
| Sep 6, 2014
Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro. The epicerie and cafe is expected to open Sept.18 in Plaza Newport.
"Everything I miss in France I will bring to...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:05 PM
As music videos played on flat screen TVs overhead, Brendon Lee, 7, sank into a brown cushioned stool at Shoe City on Monday while his great-aunt poked the toe of the white Converse sneaker on his left foot. It was the right shoe but the wrong size....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Evansville-based Shoe Carnival has opened its 24th Chicago area store at Lake View Plaza at 159th Street and LaGrange Road in Orland Park.
"We are excited to open a new Shoe Carnival location in the Orland Park area," Todd Beurman, senior vice president...