Retail Sales and Prices Increased in August as the Industry Recovers – Footwear News

Consumer activity saw a lift in August, thanks to a strong back-to-school shopping season and end-of-summer travel. Retail sales were $618.7 billion in August, marking a 0.7% jump from July, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales were up 15.1% compared to August 2020, with clothing and accessories sales up 38.8% … Read more

Sneaker News Release Updates August 28th, 2021

Despite a commitment to innovation from the top players in the sneaker space, decades-old silhouettes continue making waves. The New Balance 550 from 1989, for example, has become the Boston-based brand’s darling, delivering compelling two-tone style after compelling two-tone style. The older, but also made-for-basketball Nike Dunk High has reveled in the spotlight for much … Read more

Sole Collector App Sole Sunday Event Instructions August 29, 2021

Six of the hottest sneaker releases will be available via the Sole Collector App at their original retail price tomorrow via the Sole Sunday sale. To participate in the event, readers will first need to have the app downloaded, signed in to your account, and make sure your notifications are turned on. Next, look for the Sole Sunday … Read more

WTAPS x New Balance 990v2 Grey Release Date August 2021

After dropping a 992 collab last year, WTAPS and New Balance have linked up again to deliver another sneaker project. This time, the Japanese clothing brand is reimagining the New Balance 990v2 ahead of the 990’s 40th-anniversary celebrations in 2022. The collab celebrates the Boston-based footwear brand’s signature grey hue with a Pantone color scheme elevating the upper’s suede and mesh … Read more

Rick Owens x Converse DRKSHDW TURBOWPN Release Date August 2021

Fresh off of last month’s DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70 release comes yet another sneaker collab from Rick Owens and Converse dropping soon. Today, Converse revealed the DRKSHDW TURBOWPN, which is Owens’ take on the Converse Weapon basketball shoe that debuted in 1986. While the majority of the upper stays true to its original form with a premium leather construction, it now features an … Read more