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Ugg Classic Short Stays on Top

Posted by ShoeSize Converter on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, In : General 
Love them or hate the, Ugg boots remain in great demand! They may look a bit strange to the uninformed and critical eye, but make no mistake they are super hot sellers.

In particular, the Ugg Classic Short remains the undisputed king of the Ugg kingdom. With a cold winter approaching in the Northern hemisphere, these Australian wonders will keep your precious feet warm and cozy. Even if you choose not to wear any socks! If your favorite new pair of winter boots is going to get a lot of rain ex...
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Michael Kors Shares Insights on Shoes

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, In : General 
It is always valuable to get fashion guidance from leading shoe designers. So, when the renowned Michael Kors shared some thoughts on shoes and more at a recent charity event in Naples, Florida, shoe lovers should sit up and take notice.

According to Michael Kors, shoes are the most critical fashion item as they have the ability to make or break an entire outfit. However, to achieve the perfect shoe component, Michael Kors does not think that one needs an Imelda Marcos size shoe collection. A ...
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Cole Haan Sold by Nike

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Saturday, December 1, 2012, In : General 
Some interesting merger and acquisition activity among some of the top shoe brands. We wrote earlier that Nike was looking to exit its Cole Haan brand. We can now confirm that Nike has indeed found a buyer, a private equity firm, for an impressive $570m. No small change!

Why did Nike decide to sell such an attractive brand? The answer, according to Nike CEO Mark Parker, is the desire by Nike to restrict their focus to the fastest growing footwear brands. This is the reason that Nike sold Umbro...
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New Balance Also Fail to Deliver and Pay a Price

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : General 
Once again there was disappointing news recently for this who hoped that certain New Balance shoes would help the wearer tone lower body muscles. It turns out that the New Balance TrueBalance and Rock&Tone shoes did not deliver as promised. A class action suit was filed and new balance was forced to cough up $2.3 million in respect of misleading advertising claims.

The New Balance debacle is unfortunately part of a larger unraveling of the toning shoes industry over the past few years. Believe...
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Cole Haan - An Opportunity to Buy Shoes, Lots of Them!

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : General 
Ok, here some pretty interesting news. Especially for those out there who love Cole Haan shoes. Lots of them. I mean, really lots and lots of them.

The fact of the matter is that you can buy Cole Haan. The whole company! Nike, the current owner, has put Cole Haan on the block as it looks to narrow its focus. Goldman Sachs is handling the sale process and the Nike unit is expected to fetch in the order of $500m.

Now, that is quite a lot, but you will get plenty of shoes, and will never have to w...
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Sketchers Fail To Deliver

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : General 
There was disappointing news recently for this who hoped that certain brands of shoes would miraculously both help a person lose weight and tone certain key body parts just by walking around. Yes, we are talking about YOU Sketchers! You should be ashamed. The FTC investigated the Sketchers claims regarding their Shape-Ups and found them to be false and misleading. the result was a $40 million fine. Well deserved I maintain.

Sketchers Shape-Ups are not the first guilty party in the hope peddlin...
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The Famous Ferragamo Arch

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : General 
Some of us may have been privileged enough to enjoy the unique arch provided by Ferragamo shoes of any shoe size. As you enjoy its unique comfort, have you ever stopped to ponder its origin? Well, here is a brief overview of the story.

Salvatore Ferragamo first started in the shoe business as a young 9 year old in Bonito, Italy. making his first shoes for his mother in 1907. A few years later he opened his own shop after further study in Naples. Although his enterprise grew steadily, it was on...
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Converse Goes Retail

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : General 
Whilst Converse has a long, well earned reputation for innovation and creativity in the shoe universe, this recent development was somewhat unexpected. Converse has opened its first mall based retail store on 5 May 2012, in the Westfield Plaza in the great state of New Jersey.

An interesting feature in its 450 square meter store is a customization Ink Bar where shoppers can design their own unique shoes and accessories. Consumers can access over 200 different graphics and designs to create the...
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Christian Louboutin Celebrates 20 Years

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : General 
Never one to shy away from controversy, famed shoe designed Christian Louboutin opened a museum retrospective of his 20 years in the shoe size game in London. He took time out to share some thoughts with reporters on topics ranging from from his trademark infringement lawsuit to the inspirations for his legendary shoe design career. For those with short term memory spans, or with better things to do with their spare time, Christian Louboutin effectively sued to protect his exclusive use of th...
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Nike Should Show More Respect to Adidas

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : General 
A slightly uncomfortable story coming out of the basketball shoe world this past weekend. Whilst we normally like to cover positive new shoe size release stories in this blog, I felt this deserved some brief coverage.

As you probably read, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls suffered a nasty knee injury on the weekend - a torn anterior cruciate ligament, leaving him unavailable for the playoffs. It also looks as if he will miss the USA basketball team for June's London Olympics. Ouch.

To add sign...
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Nike Reuse a Shoe Program | A Home For Your Old Shoes

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : General 
It turns out that the Nike universe is not only one of stampedes, crazy crowds and mall closures. Here is a good news Nike story, about making our world just a slightly better place.

In 1990 Nike started the reuse a Shoe program It allows older, redundant shoes to be recycled into reusable materials to build athletic surfaces for poorer communities who weer not able to buy them with their own resources. The out of date shoes have their core components separated out - that is, the sole, fabric ...
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Christian Louboutin versus Yves St. Laurent

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : General 
I guess the shoe business is not for the feint hearted. In New York earlier this week, legendary French shoe company Christian Louboutin squared off against equally famous rival Yves St. Laurent in a Manhattan court room. The reason? Christian Louboutin claims that only their label can use the "Chinese red" shade as a color for the bottom of its shoes.

This particular shade was trademarked by the company 20 years ago and they claim it has not undermined competition. Turns out that Yves St. Lau...
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Keen Shoes Brings Jobs Back Home

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : General 
Salute to Keen shoes! Here is a nice story to share today. We have all been effected by the recession that hit in 2008 as a result of greed and Wall Street excess. Although the economy is slowly recovering, many jobs have been lost and unemployment remain unacceptably and historically high. Why? because American companies are shamelessly exporting jobs overseas.

So, its fantastic to see Keen, a Portland based shoe manufacturer, creating jobs locally. In news today, Keen CEO James Curleigh set ...
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The Genuine Article

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Friday, December 9, 2011, In : General 

The Genuine Article: The Keys to Detecting Designer Knockoffs

Prada and Louis Vuitton knockoffs are prevalent and alluring. Let's face it – it's because designer labels are expensive. The mentality that says, "Hey, these heels look like Jimmy Choo's, but cost $80, as opposed to $800, what's the harm, right?" is understandable. While you might be saving your pocketbook in the moment, buying knockoffs will probably do your wardrobe and your wallet more harm than good in the long run.

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Site Improvements

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : General 
The site has been expanded recently to include specific pages for Men, Women, Children and Infants. We will also be shortly adding more detailed instructions on how to do an actual shoe size measurement and hopefully some video links as well.

Another project is a set of useful links for people buying shoes, and some more search functionality. If there is anything else you would like to see on the site roadmap, please let us know!

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Welcome!

Posted by ShoeSizeConverter on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, In : General 
Welcome to my new site dedicated to finding the right shoe size for everyone. I am sure we have all had those annoying experiences, especially when buying online, of not getting the right fit. This is followed by the hassle and cost of returns - packing, shipping and general time wasting. The site is starting off quite simply with a shoe size converter, but aims to expand into providing more general tips and advice.

Any input, comments or criticism would, of course, be most welcome and greatly...
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