| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:28 PM
Can you wobble your way to buns of steel?
The popularity of "toning" shoes, whose unstable soles require you to work muscles harder to stay balanced, suggests consumers are banking on it.
Sales of toning shoes, which cost from $70 to upwards of $200 and...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Marketing executives at sports apparel company Under Armour had a lot to cheer about this month as the American women's soccer team made a run at the World Cup.
The team ultimately lost to Japan, but the international visibility the players received...
| Feb 27, 2011
Those vows to hit the gym more often or adopt a new exercise regimen seem to be part of the human condition. And although your choice of outfits is secondary to the search for motivation, the right clothing can't hurt.
"Women want to look good while...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:04 AM
NFL players of size -- including some Ravens -- are saying that the new Nike jerseys are less than flattering to their figures.
In a word -- they make them feel fat.
A funny Wall Street Journal story says unlike the old Reebok jerseys, the new ones made...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody became national talk radio fodder Friday after he and a pair of teammates were quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Does this New Uniform Make Me Look Fat?”
In the article, Cody said he didn'...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund.
Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:52 PM
It turns out wearing sneakers - without exercising - won't get you in shape.
Skechers USA has agreed to a $40 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for making that claim.
The shoe company had claimed its Shape-ups sneakers would help...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Nike Inc. is selling off its Cole Haan shoes and accessories brand and its Umbro soccer-related company in order to focus on its namesake products.
The company wants to focus on Nike gear such as its new digital FuelBand fitness tracker, as well as items...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two of Maryland's greatest self-made men of recent years — Under Armour founder Kevin Plank and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti — have taken the routine renewal of their companies' marketing agreement and are extending it to a combined...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Inside Lacrosse magazine has announced plans for the second annual Powerball Lacrosse Tournament for men’s and women’s adult club players, with major changes that will benefit a charity and open up competition for college players.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Amid the chatter of children, the bouncing of balls and the movement of dog walkers, about 60 people gathered at McCambridge Park in Burbank Wednesday evening to pray for the safe return of FBI special agent Stephen Ivens, who was reported missing two...