Sneakers get the high-end art treatment

Jul 22, 2019
It was the first auction of its kind for Sotheby's.
A view of sneakers on display for "The Ultimate Sneaker Collection" online auction at Sotheby's on July 15, 2019 in New York City.
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How does Adidas make shoes in days?

Mar 6, 2018
Making a pair of sneakers is a labor-intensive process, and it could take months. But Adidas is trying to change that. In its newly built Speedfactory in Germany, Adidas is making most parts of the shoes with machines. Marc Bain is a fashion reporter at Quartz and one of the first group of people who […]

Looking for a new investment? Check your shoe closet

Sep 2, 2016
StockX is the world's first sneaker stock market.
Shoes like the Nike Air Yeezy 2 can be found on the new sneaker stock market...for thousands of dollars.
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Portland economy runs with the sneaker set

Nov 26, 2015
Big name sports apparel companies bring benefits to the city.

Portland: Sneaker hub of the universe

Nov 17, 2015
Portland has emerged as the sneaker mecca at the heart of a $20 billion industry.

The economic evolution of streetwear

Dec 11, 2014
Catering to a fashion hungry crowd with a penchant for the newest of the new.

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30 years ago, the Air Jordan brought celebrity to sneakers

Apr 24, 2014
Air Jordans started a sneaker collecting culture.

Sneakers on the runway

Feb 4, 2014
This Fashion Week, gym wear goes couture

The old-school basketball shoes that stepped up endorsement deals

Dec 27, 2013
Sales of basketball shoes hit $3.7 billion dollars last year. A look back at two athletes' endorsement deals that changed the industry.