People With $3 Million Worth Of Nikes Claim They Didn’t Know Shoes Were Stolen

People With $3 Million Worth Of Nikes Claim They Didn’t Know Shoes Were Stolen

Five years ago, a large shipment of Nike sneakers were supposed to go from the shoe company’s distribution center in Tennessee to another center in Texas. The $3 million worth of footwear vanished en route but recently turned up in a house in Kentucky. [More]

Converse, Twitter Customer Non-Service, And The Amazing Self-Destructing Sneakers

Converse, Twitter Customer Non-Service, And The Amazing Self-Destructing Sneakers

Maybe Tim is being irrational, but he was under the impression that if he spent $100 on a pair of shoes, he could depend on the soles to not fall apart inside of a year. Sure, he lives in New York City and puts a lot of miles on his shoes, but isn’t that the point of shoes? When his first pair of Converse by John Varvatos wore out, he bought another. He really liked the shoes, except for the pesky hole in the heel. When the second pair fell apart within six months too, he sought help from Converse. Apparently, Converse has never helped a customer with a complaint about the longevity of their shoes before, because they don’t seem to know how to deal with an unhappy customer. Or maybe their passing Tim around to different places and departments and ignoring his messages is their policy. [More]

Teens Who Cut Hole In Mall's Roof To Steal Air Jordans Might've Watched Too Many Spy Movies

Teens Who Cut Hole In Mall's Roof To Steal Air Jordans Might've Watched Too Many Spy Movies

Sneaking around wearing dark clothing and dropping down into a room like some kind of Mission Impossible stunt might sound pretty cool, but guess what? It’s still illegal to cut a hole in the roof of a mall in an attempt to steal pricy sneakers. Cops in Houston say two teenagers were arrested for doing just that in a failed attempt to swipe Air Jordan sneakers. [More]

Detroit Sneaker Store Offers Free Nikes To Kids Who Show Up For School

Detroit Sneaker Store Offers Free Nikes To Kids Who Show Up For School

October 3 is Student Count Day in Detroit. A headcount will be made of all the kids in school that day, and that figure will be used to determine state and federal funding. It will also earn free sneakers for every student who decides to show up. [More]

Reebok Spent At Least $64 Million On Deceptive EasyTone Ads

Reebok Spent At Least $64 Million On Deceptive EasyTone Ads

Earlier today, we wrote about the $25 million settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Reebok over the shoemaker’s misleading ads for its EasyTone line of shoes. And while that $25 million in refunds is a nice slab of cash, it’s chump change compared to what Reebok has spent marketing the shoes — and what it’s earned off their sales. [More]

New Balance Swaps Split Sneakers For New Ones With No Hassle

New Balance Swaps Split Sneakers For New Ones With No Hassle

Jaime liked New Balance shoes, and bought a pair to replace her beloved retired ones. When the new ones failed only after a few months, she was disappointed, but didn’t get around to contacting New Balance about it for months. When she finally did, she expected perhaps a coupon or another small discount for her trouble. Nope. [More]

Adidas Launches Shoes That Double As Game Controllers

Adidas Launches Shoes That Double As Game Controllers

I’ve been thinking lately that my sneakers are too stupid. They don’t do anything, at least not anything video game related, which is where it matters. Adidas has recognized this problem and has announced a new “augmented reality” sneaker that you have to hold in front of your webcam in order to play special online games. [More]

Converse All-Star Cutbacks Leave Reader Shoeless And Sad

Converse All-Star Cutbacks Leave Reader Shoeless And Sad

Gather ’round, Consumerists, for a tale of footwear-related woe that not even Zappos can fix. No. NOT EVEN ZAPPOS.

Fall Is The Best Time To Buy Cars, Jeans, Wine And More

Fall Is The Best Time To Buy Cars, Jeans, Wine And More

“The dynamic of the wedding industry is that most people get engaged at Christmas, and most people who are planning [a wedding] get distracted by the holidays,” says Alan Fields, co-author of “Bridal Bargains.” The result: very lonely bridal-shop owners anxious for business.

Now we know what everyone’s getting for Christmas!

The Hellraiser Sneaker

The Hellraiser Sneaker

Just do it.