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“New Balance has been making shoes for more than a century. Now, with its running and casual sneaker business humming along—sales hit $3.3 billion in 2014, up 21 percent from 2013—the privately held company is making a big play for women with a revamped apparel line.”

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“There is an undeniable dichotomy that exists in the world of marketing and advertising. One on hand you have brands, both big and small, that are all about the money. A healthy bottom line is always the bottom line and how they get there is irrelevant, just as long as when they get there it’s in the black.”

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“You and American pop artist Ron English may not have a lot in common, except that you both wear Chucks. Converse, the American shoe brand and creator of the iconic Chuck Taylors, thinks that your shared shoe-wearing habits are a pretty strong connection. In an effort to create an inclusive community around its products, Converse has created a virtual reality experience that shares the everyday surroundings—and footwear—of notable Chuck Taylor wearers.”

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“Despite its silly name, the Chicago-based shoe startup BucketFeet has raised a decidedly un-silly amount of money from investors: $7.5 million, which brings its total backing to $13.3 million.”

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“When Kanye West’s new Adidas sneaker launches, you will be able to snag a pair of the much-hyped kicks without waiting in line.”

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“German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking. The technology could be used to power wearable electronic sensors without the need for batteries.”

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Soul to sole: Eye surgeon Anthony Vipin Das has developed shoes that see for the blind
TED Blog reports that Le Chal is a new haptic shoe which uses vibrations and GPS technology to guide the blind.

A shirt that reveals your baby’s secrets even while it sleeps
These clothes help you stay in-the-know of your baby’s thoughts and wellbeing, even when they are sound asleep. DeviceMAG has more.

New Japanese craze: Knickers for iPhones’ nether regions
Do you think your iPhone is showing off too much? No worries, you can now dress its lower regions with pants that come in 8 different designs. Read more about the latest Japanese craze on The Register.