THE LATEST NEWS IN FOOTWEAR STARTUP

Shoeme

Brown Shoe Co. Sells Shoes.com Web Business to Shoeme

Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its Shoes.com online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market led by Amazon.com Inc. and Foot Locker Inc.

By: Spencer Soper. Source: Bloomberg

Native

NATIVE SHOES RELEASES ISSEY MIYAKE COLLABORATION

Vancouver, Canada–based footwear brand Native Shoes has released its latest collaboration, a line of three women’s “Jericho” models created in tandem withPLEATS PLEASE Issey Miyake.

By: Christopher Blomquist. Source: Sportswear International

BucketFeet steps out with another $1 million

BucketFeet steps out with another $1 million

BucketFeet’s cool designs have made it a hot startup in the eyes of Chicago angel investors, who are giving the company another $1 million.

By John Pletz. Source: Crain’s Chicago Business