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May 20th, 2008

Shoes and News: The Weekly Wrap-up

We’re obsessed with shoes. So it’s no wonder that we spend some of our time keeping current on the latest news from the shoe industry. Every week we share with you the best headlines and the most notable news. And so without further ado, here’s your weekly re-cap.

Price at the pump—You’ll soon be paying 10 -15% more for your next pair of pumps, or so say shoe market analysts. Even brands known for their budget price tags will be increasing their prices on "certain styles." Say it ain’t so!

History of the platforms—Did you know that the popular fashion motto, ""The higher the heels, the closer to God" has its origins in a Shakespearean play? It’s true! Learn more interesting historical tidbits with this article from the Seattle Times.

Frivolous, fashion-forward shoes—In the fashion world, emphasis has moved from handbags to high heels. And why not, shoes are perfect accessories. This article checks out the latest in shoe designers and trends.

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