Nike Finally Releases Marty McFly's Back To The Future II Sneakers

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Tonight's Fashion's Night Out, which means more extravagantly stupid shit than usual is going on in our City! There's Pauly D and Miss Piggy and Nicki Minaj, and oh just read these damn lists for yourself, will you. Not one to be outdone, Nike today unveiled the Holy Grail of cinematic sneakers: the Nike Air Mag--Marty McFly's moonboot Nikes from Back to the Future II.


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Woman's One Happiness Is Her 1,200 Pairs of Shoes

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Here is something we hate at Runnin' Scared: Stereotypes. Particularly when people embody stereotypes in some desperate, transparent search for self-fulfillment, when really, they could, like, volunteer in a soup kitchen or just go get drunk and cry in their ice cream or something. Anyway! Beth Shak is an attractive 40-something who has a successful career on the professional poker circuit (and she was also on Millionaire Matchmaker, so she a) has enough money/reality TV-mojo to be on that show and b) doesn't mind the limelight.) Today she's in the New York Post talking about her ginormous shoe collection, which is described as "enough to put Carrie Bradshaw to shame."

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Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Founder, Comments on Involvement With Focus on the Family

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As we reported this week, Blake Mycoskie, the founder of philanthropic canvas shoe company TOMS, has been working with Christian anti-gay group Focus on the Family. He spoke at a Focus on the Family event in June. Mycoskie has commented to us on the issue, via a representative:

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Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes Founder, Working With Christian, Anti-Gay Focus on the Family

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Today, the internet noticed that Blake Mycoskie, the founder of the philanthropic slip-on shoe company TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes for every one bought (and has expanded greatly and now includes a wedding collection), has been working closely with Focus on the Family, which does not exactly work with the brand's totally chill image. Focus on the Family is an evangelical non-profit and the things that come along with that -- hating gay people, evolution, abortion -- clash mightily with the beliefs of most hippie, hipster, bearded, crunchy, countercultural(-ish), what-have-you types that have embraced the feel-good mission of TOMS and what everyone thought they stood for. We might have another Whole Foods on our hands!

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Nike's Five Borough Sneakers: A Review of Five Pairs of Nikes

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Nike -- the billion-dollar company who profits off people like LeBron James and child laborers and who make awesome World Cup commercials -- has released a set of sneakers called the Five Boroughs Pack, each with their own specific set of designs for each borough of New York. The Shoe Game has all the inside shoop ('shoe + scoop') on them. So: How are they?

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