Footwear manufacturing

FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s escalating China trade wars. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 16, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's escalating China trade wars. So, the question is, will American fans of sports stars...
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This undated product image obtained by the Associated Press shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Nike via AP Photo)
July 11, 2019 - 6:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Nike announced Thursday it's going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market. The shoemaker did not address the...
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President Donald Trump waves as he takes the stage to speak at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 31, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican imports jolted industry leaders throughout the U.S. economy Friday, sparked opposition even from usual Trump allies and set the stage for American consumers to face higher prices. It also sent stock...
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Nike officials demonstrate the company's foot-scanning tool on its app that will measure and remember the length, width and other dimensions of customers' feet after they point a smartphone camera to their toes, Wednesday April 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 09, 2019 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike wants to meet your feet. The sneaker seller will add a foot-scanning tool on its app this summer that will measure the length, width and other dimensions of customers' feet after they point a smartphone camera to their toes. The app will then tell shoppers what size to buy each...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Syracuse during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday night was about Zion Williamson. The Duke freshman's nearly flawless performance returning from injury had the college basketball world buzzing. His athleticism, energy, engaging smile and...
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Duke's Zion Williamson sits on the floor following a injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina, in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball. As his Nike shoe blew out, Williamson sprained his right knee on the first possession of what became top-ranked Duke's 88-72 loss to No. 8 North Carolina.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 8:54 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Soon after Zion Williamson's shoe ripped apart, Nike's stock price took a hit. The freak injury during one of the college basketball season's marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely NBA...
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This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities — and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out. When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he'll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Donatella Versace comes on the catwalk at the end of Versace's women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion in a hard charge into the world of high end fashion. The deal announced Tuesday, Sept. 25, follows the New York handbag maker’s $1.35 billion acquisition last year of the high-end shoemaker Jimmy Choo. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
September 25, 2018 - 11:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. The deal Tuesday comes just 14 months after the New York handbag maker spent $1.35 billion adding to its...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2006, file photo, Crocs colorful resin footwear are on display at the REI flagship store in Denver. Colorado-based casual footwear company Crocs Inc., is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by the end of the year and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, while reporting a second-quarter profit of $30.4 million, or 35 cents per share. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
August 09, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in...
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