After disappearing from the Canadian retail scene in the early 2000s, global footwear manufacturer Bata is making a comeback just in time for the country’s sesquicentennial anniversary.
What began as a hobby business in 1997 became a proper shop in 2001: Bocache & Salvucci Calzolai (shoemakers).
There may never be a better moment to invest in some perfect new shoes with the launch of Salvatore Ferragamo’s MTO Tramezza program.
With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The artisan and his craft are not ordinary creatures. The essence of artisan work relies on dedication and a precision requiring a focus not common in a modern, industrial economy, if it were ever common at all.
The gentleman’s driver, a shoe often cited as a must-have staple, is getting personal.
Intersecting planes of unfinished plywood, fluorescent fixtures, and unsheetrocked walls define the new Feit footwear boutique.
It seems more often than not, great ideas are born out of casual conversations between friends. Such was the case for Aynsley Wintrip Harris and Christine Carlton.
It’s raining on Edgardo Osorio’s first visit to Vancouver. “I think even on a rainy day, you can spice things up with a great pair of shoes,” says the founder of the glamorous women’s footwear brand Aquazzura. Osorio creates shoes that are as comfortable as they are sexy.