Louboutin sees red, sues YSL over soles in US

French footwear star Christian Louboutin has filed suit against rival Yves Saint-Laurent in New York, alleging a deceitful use of red soles on YSL‘s women’s shoes. The million-dollar suit for “trademark infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin” filed on Thursday in Manhattan claims Louboutin was the first to come up with the idea … Continued

Jimmy Choo staying true to his roots

World-famous designer Jimmy Choo may have come a long way since working in his family’s humble shoemaking business in Malaysia, but he never forgot his dad’s dedication to perfect footwear. In fact, the Penang-born Choo, whose Haute Couture shoes are coveted by royalty and the likes of Madonna and Michelle Obama, says that shoemaking is … Continued

Christian Louboutin Mount Street Window

Designers Studio XAG have created a window installation in London for fashion designer Christian Louboutin, spelling out the brand name in bright neon lettering. The window is furnished with a neon arrow and an array of backlit oversized perspex letters decorated with bulbs.

Jimmy Choo to Re-Launch Men’s Footwear Line

Nine years after exiting the men’s shoe business, luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo will be re-entering the market with new shoes slated for Fall/Winter 2011. The much-awaited collection will include dress shoes, moccasins, casual biker boots, sneakers and evening slippers for the fall 2011 season. The new range will be produced in Italy with initial … Continued

‘Tron’ inspired light-up shoes by Edmundo Castillo

Footwear designer Edmundo Castillo has produced a pair of LED light-up sandals to pay homage to the latest Hollywood blockbuster “Tron: The Legacy”. Made from the same electroluminescent material used for the costumes in the film, the “Light Sandals” will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,650 from February 1. The Puerto Rican designer … Continued

Sleep At Westin Hotels, Get Free New Balance Gear

Westin has become the latest global hotel chain to partner with a sportswear manufacturer, announcing a collaboration with fitness brand New Balance. The luxury hotel brand said December 14 that it will provide guests with New Balance sneakers and sportswear to use when staying. In-room exercise programs that include stretching, cardio and yoga will also … Continued

Sergio Rossi Boots By Claude Viallat

Sergio Rossi has teamed up with French painter Claude Viallat to design three sets of six pairs of boots, each of unique style and beauty. The collection has been presented in Paris during an exclusive event at Bernard Ceysson Gallery in conjunction with Fiac, Parisian contemporary art fair.

Christian Louboutin To Open Beijing Store Next Year

French Luxury Shoemaker Christian Louboutin plans to open two stores in China next year, propelled by the rising incomes of Chinese shoppers. The first-ever Beijing standalone store is slated to open in July 2011, followed by a Shanghai boutique in December 2011. Louboutin said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that he may operate as … Continued

The sexiest shoes of 2010

Nearly 8,000 customers across America weighed in on 23 designer shoes in the online Footwear News Sexy Shoes contest. The winning pair, by French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, was revealed during a special event on October 14 at the upscale New York department store Saks Fifth Avenue. Louboutin took the grand prize for his Swarovski … Continued

Selfridges Opens World’s Largest Shoe Department

UK-based department store chain Selfridges has unveiled the world’s biggest shoe department (35,000 sq ft) named Selfridges Shoe Galleries in London, designed by Canadian architect Jamie Fobert. The Shoe Galleries houses more than 5,000 shoes from 120 brands, including 35 new labels and more than 30 exclusive styles designed just for the retailer. The space … Continued

Luxury brands are looking to trainers for new business

Designer denim used to be the go-to strategy of luxury labels to lure in new customers, but now it seems as if trainers are the new jeans. While brands like Dior, Hugo Boss, and LV have long been in the market of men’s designer trainers – with the latter’s collaboration with rapper Kanye West selling … Continued

Jimmy Choo launching trainers

Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has unveiled its first range of trainers. Made from exotic purple snakeskin, patent leather and silver suede, these sneakers combine a hint of old school trainer style with a glamorous cool look. The 8 designs are being snapped up so quickly, however, that a lengthy waiting list has been set up … Continued

Louboutin 2010 collection by Kyong Nguyen

A series of retouched photographs for the promotional campaign of the new collection of Christian Louboutin shoes led by photographer Khuong Nguyen. These pictures make you dream and make us plunge into the world of Alice in Wonderland, the Little Mermaid or Snow White.

World’s Most Expensive Wingtips

At an astonishing price of $10,000 per pair, Louis Vuitton is offering what are perhaps the world’s most expensive pair of men’s dress shoes for S/S 2010. The wingtip is called the Manhattan Richelieu and is handmade using Blake construction (to make the leather as supple as possible). This pair of Louis Vuitton men’s shoes … Continued

Santoni Driving Shoes for Mercedes SLS AMG

Specially designed and crafted to compliment the SLS AMG, the Santoni driving shoes are certified by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile. Currently available in classic black, these shoes will soon be available in a variety of colors to match your luxurious car.

Armani x Reebok EA7 Footwear Collection

Italian design label Armani has teamed up with sports label Reebok for a new line of running shoes, introduced during the men’s fashion shows in Milan. The new EA7 collection, which consists of sporty (The Runner) and more sophisticated styles (Mega Chic), comes after fellow Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo launched sneakers with Yohji Yamamoto and … Continued

Adidas Sport Shoe by Porsche Design

Adidas and porsche design have collaborated on a new collection of footwear for the spring / summer season of 2010, focusing on the theme of ‘water / snow’. With the Spring/Summer 2010 collection Porsche Design Sport enters its seventh season. The footwear highlight product is the “AC Bowman” (above), which uses shock-absorbing adiPRENE.