Footwear and Accessories

Ralph Lauren Brings 'Fortnite' Shoe to Real Life
August 2, 2023 at 10:37 am

The popularity of online gaming, especially free ones like Fortnite, has given rise to the concept of in-game purchases. A lot of those are things like weapons to use in the game or outfits for the character. With that popularity, brands have started putting their own "merchandise" in video games for characters to wear, like…

Find the Right Fit with Socks and Footwear
July 31, 2023 at 12:11 pm

Socks and even shoes are great items to get your clients something cool and unique for their branding campaigns. Believe it or not, paying attention to trends when it comes to footwear is just as crucial as T-shirts.

Apple Sneakers Meant for 1990 Convention Auction at $50,000
July 27, 2023 at 10:29 am

An Apple-branded sneaker meant for employees during a 1990s convention is now selling for $50,000 at Sotheby's. Apple once made apparel, but it wasn't a success. However, today's lifestyle brand-heavy world could value Apple-branded apparel if they were to reconsider it.

Taco Bell Manages to Make Crocs Cool With Branded Slides
June 16, 2023 at 10:43 am

Somehow, against all odds, Crocs became one of the most popular footwear choices in America. Another extremely popular brand, Taco Bell, is working with Crocs on a co-branded pair of slides that are, honestly, pretty cool. Unlike the Crocs clogs, these are more classic slide sandals, with a purple-to-black color fade, the fast food chain's…

Sock Club Launches DIY Sock Design Builder Tool
April 7, 2023 at 9:34 am

Custom sock supplier Sock Club has announced the release of their newest tool to provide the quality virtuals in the shortest time possible: the DIY Sock Design Builder. “We know that our distributor partners are incredibly busy, and have a lot on their plate," said Abbey Grimes, head of product at Sock Club. "We also…

Dunkaroos Drops Limited Edition 'DunkAshoes' Sneakers with Reebok
March 17, 2023 at 10:39 am

Millennials waxed nostalgic about the modest Dunkaroos. A snack time favorite that disappeared for years until, suddenly, they were back. And boy are they ever back, now embracing the modern world with an appetite for branded products like fully customized sneakers that you can only get on certain online platforms. The hand-painted Reebok sneakers (called…

Sock101 Hires Sarah Goshgarian Unruh
March 9, 2023 at 9:19 am

Sarah Goshgarian Unruh, CAS, has joined Sock101 as chief rainmaker (aka CRO). A former educator that joined the promotional product industry in 2008 as a distributor, Unruh has served the industry most recently as the vice president of business development at OrderMyGear. Before her role with OMG, she was the vice president of sales at…

4 Exciting New Promotional Products For 2023
February 10, 2023 at 7:49 am

We poked around the industry and chatted with some suppliers to help give you all a sneak peek of what new products to expect in the months ahead. Let’s get into it.