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April 26, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
A Boston Magazine cover of multi-hued sneakers shaped into a heart, framing the headline “We Will Finish the Race,” is drawing acclaim as a symbol of hope and recovery in the aftermath of the deadly marathon bombings. The May issue,  which hit newsstands Friday, was nearly completed April 15 when the twin bombs exploded a few blocks from the magazine's office near Copley Square .  Editor John Wolfson said he and his colleagues immediately decided to overhaul the cover and the magazine's stories.
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NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Nike's footwear collaboration with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, which had its bricks and mortar premiere in New York City late last month, is set to hit the Web on Friday. According to Nike's website, four silhouettes of the Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 collection will be available online beginning April 11. Although the announcement does not include a specific list of e-tailers (besides its own nike.com e-commerce portal), luxury men's website Mr. Porter has been touting the arrival of the collection since midweek.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
It turns out "Sneakers" has legs. And that comes as something of a surprise to Phil Alden Robinson, the director of the 1992 high-tech comedy caper. "I think that so many things in America have such a short life and the attention span is so seemingly attenuated that it's surprising people even remember something from back then," Robinson said recently. For years fans have gushed on the Internet over the pleasures of the movie whose high-powered cast included Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn and the late River Phoenix.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Could we be in the midst of a comfort shoe revolution? It's certainly starting to look - and feel - like it. After years of tripping and tottering, women are stepping down from heels and platforms and settling into shoes that are more down-to-earth, whether it's a Birkenstock-like slide sandal, a slip-on skater sneaker or a running shoe. For spring, designers are offering an array of comfy-chic styles, including Valentino's Rockstud Camo running shoe ($795), Givenchy's Rose Camouflage slip-on sneaker ($570)
NEWS
August 15, 1991
Think a minute about how great it feels to put on your sneakers when your feet are weary. As I read the Times article "Helping Hands," describing the work Bob Sauzo is doing with the homeless in the Silver Lake area, the sentence describing his need for shoes to give to his people leaped out at me. I couldn't help but wonder how many perfectly good tennis shoes lie dormant in the closets of Glendale alone. I write this with some trepidation, not knowing what it will unleash.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers guard/forward Nick Young went home Wednesday, hosting his third annual back-to-school giveaway at Robertson Park . "This is where it all started from, right here at Robertson Park," Young said.  "It's where I grew up playing.  I have history here.  This is my neighborhood. " The six-year NBA veteran donated school supplies and barbecue to a park full of children. He even hit the court for multiple sets of two-on-two against eager kids and teenagers.  Young partnered up with his personal assistant Adrian (last name unclear, but familiarly called "Big Meat")
OPINION
September 22, 2013 | By Andy Callahan
There were 8,953 robberies and 320 kidnappings last year in Los Angeles. Numbers like that have always felt abstract to me. But I realize now that behind each of those robberies and kidnappings, there's a story. I say this with some authority because at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 29, I became one. I woke up that morning ready for battle. Preschool was closed, my 3-year-old son, Dean, needed sneakers and my father-in-law - our kids call him Nana - was in town. Our morning activity would be a surgical strike on the Fashion Square Mall in Sherman Oaks.
WORLD
May 10, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - For a Soweto boy, he had a lot of sneakers. He remembers the joy of that first pair. They had to be red. Walking out of the shop carrying a cardboard box with the sneakers, Sifiso Dlamini, at 12, took the first steps on a long journey in search of the soul of a shoe. "Having a pair of sneakers in Soweto meant a lot. You were cool and every kid on the block wanted to have their pair of sneakers. "I had a lot, because I was obsessed" - a dozen pairs, more than anyone he knew in the township.
SPORTS
May 22, 1990 | ALAN GREENBERG, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Michael Jordan grew up middle-class, in a small town in North Carolina. He grew up with parents who loved him, nurtured him. Parents who stayed married. Even when he became an NBA superstar and began reaping millions of dollars annually after signing with Nike, it never dawned on him that inner-city youths would rob and murder each other over the shoes he endorsed. But that's what's happening today in America's inner cities.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Women salivate over Manolo Blahnik heels. Men covet Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. The limited-edition shoe, designed by rapper Kanye West, has already attracted long lines and frenzied online bidding for thousands of dollars. That's kind of impressive, considering the shoe goes on sale Saturday at a retail price of $245. Only about 3,000 to 5,000 pairs will be released, and sneaker collectors — known as "sneakerheads" — are anxiously awaiting the chance to add the shoes to their closets or resell them for a plump profit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A large swell sweeping across the California coastline could create dangerous conditions for beachgoers through Tuesday, including stronger rip currents and possible "sneaker waves" that can sweep people into the ocean. The swell is expected to affect the coastline south of Point Conception through Tuesday afternoon, with building surf also creating strong rip currents, according to the National Weather Service. The surf is expected to build up to 4 feet on Monday, with some sets possibly hitting 6 feet.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | By Barry Stavro
If the shoe fits Nike's pristine new sneaker, at about $200 a pair retail, is the LeBron 11. Too bad they don't feel very snug on the feet of the 6-foot-8, 250-pound superstar whose name is on them. LeBron James only wore the new Nikes for two full games in the Heat's first 18 games this season, reported the Wall Street Journal. “I just want to be able to wear them,” James said Thursday after the story broke. “It's been a frustrating process. But obviously, I know that Nike [is]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Forecasters have extended through Tuesday evening a warning for possible "sneaker" waves that can sweep people into, and out, to sea along the California coast. The waves can come with little warning during a “long-period” northwest swell that has been producing large surf and rip currents, according to the National Weather Service, which first issued a warning on Monday. The weather service extended the warning until 10 p.m. Tuesday, saying the greatest impact is along the Central Coast, from Point Piedras Blancas in San Luis Obispo County south to Point Arguello in San Barbara County.
OPINION
September 22, 2013 | By Andy Callahan
There were 8,953 robberies and 320 kidnappings last year in Los Angeles. Numbers like that have always felt abstract to me. But I realize now that behind each of those robberies and kidnappings, there's a story. I say this with some authority because at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 29, I became one. I woke up that morning ready for battle. Preschool was closed, my 3-year-old son, Dean, needed sneakers and my father-in-law - our kids call him Nana - was in town. Our morning activity would be a surgical strike on the Fashion Square Mall in Sherman Oaks.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers guard/forward Nick Young went home Wednesday, hosting his third annual back-to-school giveaway at Robertson Park . "This is where it all started from, right here at Robertson Park," Young said.  "It's where I grew up playing.  I have history here.  This is my neighborhood. " The six-year NBA veteran donated school supplies and barbecue to a park full of children. He even hit the court for multiple sets of two-on-two against eager kids and teenagers.  Young partnered up with his personal assistant Adrian (last name unclear, but familiarly called "Big Meat")
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Converse and "The Simpsons" have collaborated on a collection of Chuck Taylor All Stars that hit retail on June 15. It seems completely appropriate that the longest-running scripted prime-time series in the history of American television would team up with an athletic shoe brand that's been kickin' it in the U-S-of-A since 1908. Consisting of "Simpsons" characters screen-printed on Converse's iconic high-top silhouette, the $37 to $65 collection includes "The Homer," depicting the visage of the cartoon family patriarch against a blue and black patterend background (with his exclamation “D'oh!
NEWS
April 8, 1993 | Associated Press
A suspected drug dealer thought he could escape capture by running into a wooded area at night. But sheriff's deputies had no trouble following him: He was wearing sneakers that lighted up. When deputies caught the suspect, they found 12 bags of cocaine worth $800 in his pockets. He was charged with possessing and selling cocaine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1989 | LUCILLE RENWICK, Times Staff Writer
Lewis Lee wiggled his toes inside the clean pair of used canvas high tops he received at the Union Rescue Mission, gladly shoving aside his dirty, tattered old shoes. "Pounding the pavement when you're homeless gets to be really hard on your feet," said Lee, who has been on the streets for about a year. "It's sometimes hard to get shoes, but it's even harder to get the right type that will fit, and then you have to deal with the swelling." Lee was one of several hundred men and women at the Los Angeles mission who recently got a free pair of sneakers thanks to 34-year-old Dan Hamer of Trabuco Canyon.
IMAGE
May 18, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Thanks to the fashion world's enthusiastic embrace of surf/skate culture over the decades, the Vans-style slip-on sneaker - a simple, unadorned, lace-free upper attached to a rubber sole - has become an instantly recognizable Southern California silhouette and an uncluttered canvas for self-expression, not only for Vans, but also for countless other brands. In recent seasons, luxe versions of the humble skate shoe have been rolling out to retail and serving as less-formal, summertime iterations of the ever-popular smoking shoe.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
A Boston Magazine cover of multi-hued sneakers shaped into a heart, framing the headline “We Will Finish the Race,” is drawing acclaim as a symbol of hope and recovery in the aftermath of the deadly marathon bombings. The May issue,  which hit newsstands Friday, was nearly completed April 15 when the twin bombs exploded a few blocks from the magazine's office near Copley Square .  Editor John Wolfson said he and his colleagues immediately decided to overhaul the cover and the magazine's stories.
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