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At SCAD, students can get a degree in sneaker design
Quintin Williams is one of two instructors (Michael Mack, Williams’s SCAD mentor, is the other) leading a 10-week quarter in classes like Rapid Prototyping, Marketing and Distribution for Footwear, and Digital Sneaker Design, which uses Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets and 3-D printers more than pencils and pads.
Hey Atlanta United fans, a limited edition Adidas sneaker drops Tuesday
United is one of seven MLS clubs participating in the MLS Ultraboost x COPA collaboration, which will launch September 13 at 11 a.m. online. The sneakers, designed to evoke Copa cleats with a leather upper, are mostly black with embroidered red stripes, a white sole, and plenty of ATLUTD symbols.
Rothy’s opens its first Atlanta shoe store at Westside Provisions District
One of only eight brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, the Atlanta location is Rothy’s first Southeastern location, selling the popular brand's sustainable shoes, handbags, and more.
Atlanta’s L.E.A.D. nonprofit gets its own Adidas shoes
When it was time to give a fresh take on the classic Adidas Forum shoe, L.E.A.D.’s youth ambassadors were all in. They embossed a map of Atlanta on the shoe’s heel overlay.
Designer Chris Francis’s shoes are more art than footwear
Chris Francis's work is at once sculptural, architectural, and avant-garde. His shoes are on display at SCAD FASH now through December 8.
The legacy of Walter’s Clothing
Walter Strauss, the "Godfather of sneaker culture" in Atlanta, died in July at age 94. But his shop, Walter's Clothing, remains an institution for Atlantans, Georgia State students, and out-of-town visitors looking for exclusive sneakers.
Feet Forward: For this 29-year-old Georgia shoemaker, sustainability comes first
Fast fashion is notoriously wasteful. But for Sara Irvani, the 29-year-old CEO of Third Oak, a new brand from local footwear company Okabashi Brands, sustainability is key.
Beach, please! 14 stylish finds to take to the coast
This season’s coastal finds are all about bold stripes, earthy accessories, and playful patterns.
With André 3000 and Future’s shoe lines, Atlanta is stepping up as a sneaker hub
With André 3000 + Tretorn, Reebok x Future, and Cherokee County’s new Adidas “Speedfactory," Atlanta is marking itself as a force for stylish footwear.
Under-the-radar gem: Sole
You might not expect to find one of the city’s best shoe selections next to a Great Clips and across the street from a GameStop, yet this Edgewood Shopping Center boutique offers an expertly curated inventory of edgy Jeffrey Campbell booties, Seychelles loafers, and Free People flats.