Expensive shoe – Replica Christian Louboutin Store http://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:39:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-39.png Expensive shoe – Replica Christian Louboutin Store http://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/ 32 32 FTSE 100 falls ahead of Bailey’s speech https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/ftse-100-falls-ahead-of-baileys-speech/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:35:41 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/ftse-100-falls-ahead-of-baileys-speech/ (RTTNews) – British stocks fell on Wednesday after a sharp drop in US consumer confidence fueled concerns about a slowdown. The focus shifted to inflation as investors awaited remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey at the ECB’s Central Banking Forum in Portugal. In economic publications, UK store […]]]>

(RTTNews) – British stocks fell on Wednesday after a sharp drop in US consumer confidence fueled concerns about a slowdown.

The focus shifted to inflation as investors awaited remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey at the ECB’s Central Banking Forum in Portugal.

In economic publications, UK store prices rose at the fastest rate since 2008, reflecting the cost of living crisis, according to data published by the British Retail Consortium.

The BRC-NielsenIQ store price index rose 3.1% on an annual basis in June, after rising 2.8% in May. This is the strongest annual growth since September 2008.

The benchmark FTSE 100 index slipped 0.4% to 7,291 after climbing 0.9% on Tuesday.

Miners fell after recent gains on hopes of a pickup in demand from China. Anglo American and Antofagasta fell around 2% each.

Discount shoe retailer Shoe Zone jumped 13.5% after a positive trade update.

Capita lost 3.3 percent. The outsourcing business said first-half revenue was in line with expectations.

Discount retailer B&M European Value Retail rose 2.7% despite lower sales in the first quarter.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 reviews https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/nike-zoomx-invincible-run-flyknit-2-reviews/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:14:24 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/nike-zoomx-invincible-run-flyknit-2-reviews/ If you sent me to a desert island and only let me choose one running shoe, I’d take the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2. Of course, there are lighter running shoes (and probably better designed ones for running on sand), but none of the other best running shoes on the market come close to […]]]>

If you sent me to a desert island and only let me choose one running shoe, I’d take the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2. Of course, there are lighter running shoes (and probably better designed ones for running on sand), but none of the other best running shoes on the market come close to the spongy, soft comfort offered by this shoe.

When Nike released the first version of this shoe, the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit, he positioned it as a shoe for runners training for a marathon, looking for a soft, cushioned shoe for easy race days. After miles of testing, I concluded the shoe was so much more than that – there’s no reason beginners can’t get much out of this shoe. Designed for maximum shock absorption, it’s filled with bouncy, responsive foam that feels spongy and comfortable from your first step. I was nervous about testing the second iteration – how would it compare and would the adjustments have ruined one of the best Nike running shoes on the market? Read my review of the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 to learn more.

Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 review: Price and availability

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British riders competing before the Luhmühlen Horse Trials cross-country https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/british-riders-competing-before-the-luhmuhlen-horse-trials-cross-country/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:15:28 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/british-riders-competing-before-the-luhmuhlen-horse-trials-cross-country/ British riders are in a strong position ahead of the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials cross-country after impressing in the first phase. Overnight leaders Bubby Upton and Rachel Upton-owned Cannavaro lead the overall dressage results at the Luhmühlen Horse Trials, with a strong continent of Britons within touching distance of the top spots. Oliver […]]]>
  • British riders are in a strong position ahead of the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials cross-country after impressing in the first phase.

    Overnight leaders Bubby Upton and Rachel Upton-owned Cannavaro lead the overall dressage results at the Luhmühlen Horse Trials, with a strong continent of Britons within touching distance of the top spots.



    Oliver Townend and son of Jumbo Dreamliner, owned by Angela and Mark Chamberlayne, are tentatively sixth at 29.6.

    “The canter was good, the trot he made me carry a little too much today, but he’s a big horse in the heat. I gave him about 10 minutes to warm up, maybe it was eight minutes too long,” Oliver said.

    “It’s very easy in the cold rain in Lincoln with the wind at your back. When it’s hot and still, he’s a big horse and obviously that affects them more.

    “We are where we are. I was quite happy, that’s what we expected and tomorrow I was very lucky in sixth position.

    Fiona Kashel was among the standout British performances on Friday afternoon. Fiona is new to this level, having made her five-star badminton debut aboard Creevagh Silver, and this was the first CCI5* start for her race here, Frank Breach’s WSF Carthago.

    Fiona played long term with this bubbly Irish Sport Horse gelding, putting him in the truck to experience the atmosphere of big events as a young horse.

    “He’s a really talented horse, but he needs to be steered. He has a switch that goes from zero to hero in under a second,” Fiona said.

    “He is very good on the flat. He really came and he has so much strength. Being at three days suits him, because he’s so rideable here.

    The pair are tied for ninth overnight with fellow Brit Tom McEwen and rising star Bob Chaplin, owned by Fred and Penny Barker, on 30.9.

    “He was really good, I probably did five minutes too much in the warm-up, so I really blame myself for that,” Tom said. “He’s probably had an experience like this since The Lion with Tappers (Paul Tapner) when he was six. Even though he’s super cool, he gets a little nervous in there. But he stuck it out the whole way and did his best.

    Badminton rerouters Kirsty Chabert and Classic VI, owned by Carol Sommers and John Johnston, are 11th at 31.1, while Kylie Roddy and Fox Family SRS Kan Do are 12th at 31.4.

    “He actually felt better than he did in Badminton, I just missed the first change and at that level it gets a bit pricey, right?” Kylie said.

    “His superpower is that he’s a very rideable horse. Sometimes he lacks shine in the arena because of that. With the heat today, maybe that part of him has been a bit rejected, but I can’t take away what he gave me in there.

    Kylie has been working with her farrier to try a new approach to shoeing with ‘George’, after losing a shoe at Badminton and then another at Little Downham, which will be put to the test on Saturday.

    “Sometimes when one door closes another opens, I think that’s what you have to be aware of in this sport,” she said, adding that she liked the look of the course of cross by Mike Etherington-Smith.

    “It’s a very big galloping horse, which can be transformed into a quad. Normally you get the small pocket rockets which are good for that, then you get the big gallopers which are good for the other part. Somehow he manages to juggle those two balls.

    Lawyer Max Gordon is tentatively 22nd aboard his family’s Redwood Clover on 36.6. Pip Cross and Scoop De Ferbet, which she co-owns with Tina Hayward and the Scoop Syndicate, are 28th (39.1). David Doel and Danielle Dunn are 31st and 32nd respectively with their rides Ferro Point (40.4), owned by Christine Lees, and Grandslam (40.6), which Danielle co-owns with Anne Chapman. David is also 41st with the Pages’ Dunges Don Pérignon (41.1).

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    Where’s the beef? How inflation hits the food industry https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/wheres-the-beef-how-inflation-hits-the-food-industry/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:41:42 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/wheres-the-beef-how-inflation-hits-the-food-industry/ IIf Clara Peller were still with us, she would be called back to serving American consumers who wonder what they’re getting for ordering a hamburger. Peller was, of course, the one who perfected the signature line “Where’s the beef?” in Wendy’s advertisements in the 1980s. In recent weeks, lawyers have posed this question to McDonald’s […]]]>

    IIf Clara Peller were still with us, she would be called back to serving American consumers who wonder what they’re getting for ordering a hamburger. Peller was, of course, the one who perfected the signature line “Where’s the beef?” in Wendy’s advertisements in the 1980s.

    In recent weeks, lawyers have posed this question to McDonald’s (MCD), Wendy’s (WEN) and Burger King (QSR), filing a lawsuit against each company for using publicity photos that enlarge their burgers to 35%. One of Wendy’s photographers also noted that she used undercooked patties in her work because fully cooked burgers looked less appetizing.

    Ironically, the lawsuits against McDonald’s and Wendy’s claim beef hype has diverted consumers’ purchases away from competitors, essentially asking the court to answer Clara Peller’s haunting question: Where’s the beef?

    So hot it leaves grill marks

    Photographic evidence notwithstanding, making “the beef” disappear is actually becoming an increasingly popular move in the food industry, albeit with a little more transparency.

    Climate change, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the continued impact of COVID have all pushed food inflation higher than at any time in the past generation – and higher than at any time. moment in the professional life of most food professionals. This is unlikely to change as the ongoing mega-drought in the western United States is also leading cattle producers to reduce their herds in the face of rising feed costs.

    In response, restaurants are choosing to reduce “beef”, as well as chicken and pork.

    Domino’s and Burger King have reduced the number of wings in an order from 10 to eight, a 20% reduction. Subway has also reduced portion sizes of roast chicken in sandwiches and wraps. A host of groceries lost a bit of weight or became a few smaller items.

    Restaurant industry insider publications like Behind the house also ask leaders to reflect adapt their portions. Does a serving of meat have to be 16 ounces, or could it be 14 ounces, they ask. Or will a diner notice an ounce less cheese on their plate? Hope the avocados don’t look too closely when their meal is served. Cocktails can serve as a distraction.

    Chefs aren’t the only ones playing this game. In response to rising menu prices, diners are also ordering fewer items, about 1/3 less item per order for the typical restaurant, according to the NPD Group, a market research company.

    Finally, they received my order

    Restaurant companies try to make these changes as unnoticeable as possible, knowing that getting less for the same price is not a good deal for customers. But the increase in prices is even more disheartening for diners.

    What’s missing from too many companies’ playbook is the one consumers seem to want, which is to change recipes to include slightly smaller portions of meat. and slightly larger portions of other ingredients, many of which are less expensive. For about 40% of US consumers, it’s actually the best combo deal.

    According to a Changing Tastes study conducted earlier this year, 39% of adult American consumers want to eat less meat in the coming year, with more than 1/15 of Americans making this choice since the response began. to COVID. Their number one strategy for doing this is to simply eat smaller portions.

    Imagine the surprise of discovering that the best solution for catering companies to manage food inflation is the one their customers actually want.

    For a key demographic – Millennials and GenZers – it’s an even more attractive offer. Our research found that 60% of them would be willing to make slightly different food choices if it reduced the environmental footprint of what they ate or helped fight climate change. Just under half of older consumers (above millennials) said the same.

    This may explain why a few restaurant companies have started changing their recipes — a culinary strategy — rather than cutting ounces.

    Del Taco (JACK) Epic Burritos from Jack in the Box now feature crinkle-cut fries as a topping in their epic one-pound burritos. Noodles and Co. (NDLS) is now launching a high-protein offering that includes high-protein, low-carb noodles, but no more meat, chicken or shrimp. Wendy’s also surprised the market by introducing strawberry salad as a limited-time summer menu option, rather than a sandwich or burger, which offers a much larger meal with the same protein as a single chicken sandwich. . The promotional photos look delicious. But as one of Wendy’s photographers reminded us, publicity shots can be deceiving.

    what looks good

    There is no clear winner yet, just examples of good tactical moves. For now, this is not good news for investors, as food inflation ignores supply chain strategies and business models.

    But as the restaurant industry continues to navigate an unprecedented business environment, culinary innovation and emphasizing the role of the chef seem like the best approach. Just as over the past two centuries, the fundamental questions of what is available, what looks good and what we can afford can all guide our choices if catering companies can make them fast enough before the next shoe falls.

    With summer now upon us and temperatures as hot as inflation, these are the same questions I’ll be asking when figuring out what to throw on the grill this weekend.

    The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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    Melaka woman tirelessly teaches how to make Nyonya ‘kasut manik’ to preserve Peranakan art https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/melaka-woman-tirelessly-teaches-how-to-make-nyonya-kasut-manik-to-preserve-peranakan-art/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 03:02:24 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/melaka-woman-tirelessly-teaches-how-to-make-nyonya-kasut-manik-to-preserve-peranakan-art/ Parvi (left) with her pair of beaded shoes and Ong teaching her students a cross-stitch method. — Photos via Parvi Mudaliar/Ong Bee Hong By Anne Grace Savitha Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:12 AM MYT PETALING JAYA, June 13 – Ong Bee Hong, a Malacca, enjoys teaching the intricacies of Nyonya beaded shoemaking to anyone, as […]]]>

    Parvi (left) with her pair of beaded shoes and Ong teaching her students a cross-stitch method. — Photos via Parvi Mudaliar/Ong Bee Hong

    By Anne Grace Savitha

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:12 AM MYT

    PETALING JAYA, June 13 – Ong Bee Hong, a Malacca, enjoys teaching the intricacies of Nyonya beaded shoemaking to anyone, as long as they are willing to put in their time and effort.

    Ong, a home-based custom beaded shoe maker or ‘Kasut Manik‘ have made these shoes for weddings and even for overseas customers from as far away as the UK.

    Based in Malacca, Ong does ‘Kasut Manik‘ in different styles ― ranging from flower patterns, animal patterns, geometric patterns or any other pattern that comes to mind.

    For the past five years, she has also taught the art to organizations such as the Malacca Cancer Society and members of the Persatuan Peranakan Cina Melaka (PPCM)―to preserve her heritage.

    For a next Manik Exhibition In an effort to preserve Peranakan culture, Ong was tasked with teaching around 40 students of all age groups and racing in the art of cross-stitch beadwork using simple geometric designs or floral.

    The exhibition, which will take place on June 19 at the PPCM building, aims to showcase the work of its students’ beaded shoes which they have been working on since January this year.

    Students pay RM50 for tuition including materials, while the rest was sponsored by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana).

    “A pair of beaded Nyonya shoes is always amazed for its beauty and elegance – and it takes a lot of effort and time from my students.

    “Most of the students are working adults or retirees who are interested in this unique art and I have taught them using the simple beaded cross stitch method.

    “But I am strict in my classes and tell my students that they have no right to give up making their first pair of beaded shoes, no matter how difficult the process.

    “Most of the time, I can tell the difference when a student quickly completes a sewing method and leaves out important details,” she said. malaysian mail.

    She added that as a teacher she taught them basic cross stitch with beads using a pattern and used ‘Manik Kasar‘ on a polyester material to make it easier for students to create shapes.

    Parvi (left) with her pair of beaded shoes and Ong teaching her students a cross-stitch method. — Photos via Parvi Mudaliar/Ong Bee Hong

    She’s proud that most of her students didn’t drop out halfway through class and were geared towards finishing their shoes.

    Once the students completed their beaded cross stitch designs on the polyester material, it was then sent to a cobbler to be designed into a shoe shape.

    “Beaded shoes should be learned by anyone interested. It’s the only way the art won’t fade away.

    “And I enjoyed the experience of teaching with my students and forging friendships with them – that’s something money can’t buy,” she said.

    Learn patience and precision

    Malacca-based retiree Parvi Mudaliar was one of the students at the manik workshop. Initially, she only knew that beaded shoes were highly sought after and expensive.

    But that changed when she took the workshop earlier in January, as she learned that precision and patience were important qualities to have when working on a pair of shoes.

    “It made me appreciate manual labor and the people behind it.

    “I also discovered that a pair of beaded shoes is a craft that has the power to bring people and communities together to preserve its dying art,” she said.

    Parvi added that it was important to get to know the culture of other communities by taking the time to learn more about their art as it creates respect for each other.

    She is now working on her second ‘Kasut Manik‘associate using’manik halus‘ In place.

    The next Manik Exhibition will take place at the PPCM building from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Other manik-based items reportedly on display include antique beads and beaded bags.

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    Fuel-saving tips: Top electric car drivers should choose now to save money on fuel https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/fuel-saving-tips-top-electric-car-drivers-should-choose-now-to-save-money-on-fuel/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:08:00 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/fuel-saving-tips-top-electric-car-drivers-should-choose-now-to-save-money-on-fuel/ The cost of filling an average family car with petrol crossed the £100 mark earlier this week. And, with that in mind, motorists might start thinking about going electric. Express.co.uk is now reviewing some of the best electric vehicles UK motorists can buy to save money on fuel while enjoying the driving experience. Buying an […]]]>

    The cost of filling an average family car with petrol crossed the £100 mark earlier this week. And, with that in mind, motorists might start thinking about going electric. Express.co.uk is now reviewing some of the best electric vehicles UK motorists can buy to save money on fuel while enjoying the driving experience.

    Buying an electric car can be quite daunting for many reasons.

    First, many motorists are worried about the charging network and the availability of chargers.

    Second, the initial cost of purchasing an electric vehicle can be incredibly high.

    However, the experts at MotorEasy have now come up with the biggest EV deals.

    READ MORE: Electric cars cause pollution

    Renault Zoe came second on the list having lost £10,000 in value since 2019.

    Drivers can now expect to pay just under £16,000 for a used version of the car.

    The range of the car is around 250 miles.

    Jaguar I Pace

    Jaguar I-Pace came third after losing over £20,000 in value.

    Despite the drop, however, the car still costs around £42,000.

    Although it seems out of reach for most people, buying a used I-Pace will save £20,000.

    Smart ForTwo EQ

    A used Smart ForTwo EQ can now be had for £14,700.

    The car has lost almost 40% of its value since 2019 from the original price of £22,775.

    It is a perfect car for city driving with a range of around 60 miles.

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    Jordan sneakers, the latest craze for collectors of alternative assets https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/jordan-sneakers-the-latest-craze-for-collectors-of-alternative-assets/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:30:32 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/jordan-sneakers-the-latest-craze-for-collectors-of-alternative-assets/ During his freshman year of college in 1996, Jordan Geller spent the money his parents gave him for living expenses on a pair of sneakers – the coveted and recently launched Air Jordan 11 OG ‘Bred’ shoes. . “I was 23 when I bought my first pair of Jordans, and back then I didn’t consider […]]]>

    During his freshman year of college in 1996, Jordan Geller spent the money his parents gave him for living expenses on a pair of sneakers – the coveted and recently launched Air Jordan 11 OG ‘Bred’ shoes. .

    “I was 23 when I bought my first pair of Jordans, and back then I didn’t consider them assets – they were just things I loved and always wanted when I was a kid, but couldn’t, because they were too expensive,” Geller said in a phone interview.

    “I only walked on the heels of the shoes because I didn’t want to have creases on my toes. And every day after I got back to my dorm, I cleaned them with a toothbrush to keep them as pristine as possible.

    From partnerships with luxury brands to collaborations with celebrities and athletes, the sneakers have caught the eye of alternative asset buyers looking to make a profit in the resale market with these limited shoe releases.

    The growing popularity of shoes as an alternative asset has even caught the attention of investment firms.

    In a note to clients dated June 6, Cowen Inc. estimated that the sneaker and streetwear resale market could grow to around US$30 billion worldwide by fiscal year 2030.

    “Our proprietary work confirms that sneaker resale remains one of the most permanent consumer trends as transient pandemic-related spending patterns fade into 2023 – and we further reinforce the bullish category calls we have launched since 2019. Sneaker resale significantly outpaces the broader e-commerce ecosystem, which is slowing in early 2022,” the report states.

    In 2000, when Nike released a retro version of the same Jordan shoe that Geller had purchased four years earlier, he decided to try selling his old sneakers to help cover the cost of a brand new pair.

    Jordan Geller’s first eBay post for his 1996 Air Jordan 11 OG ‘Bred’. He took the photos with a film camera, developed them and used a scanner to get the images onto his computer. Courtesy of Jordan Geller.

    “The shoes sold for US$162.50. When they were new in 1996, I bought them for US$125 – so I sold my used shoes for more than I paid for them,” Geller said.

    Since then, Geller’s life has revolved around sneakers. He even won three Guinness World Records for his collection. The first record he reached dates back to 2012 for his collection of 2,388 pairs of sneakers.

    In 2019, Geller sold the most expensive sneakers he owned – a pair of Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon shoes – for US$437,500. Two years later, he broke his own record with a pair of game-worn Air Jordan 1s that sold for US$560,000 at a Sotheby’s auction.

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    Michael Jordan’s Game Worn 1985 Player Sample Air Jordan 1 sold by Jordan Geller at Sothbey’s for US$560,000. Source: Sothbey’s

    When it comes to breaking down the huge demand for these sneakers as an alternate asset, Geller said one has to look to Michael Jordan’s loyal fan base.

    “To start and describe the lore around Jordans, you have to understand that Michael Jordan is so charismatic, so many people love him and adore him,” Geller said.

    “A lot of us grew up looking at it and wanted these shoes, but they were too expensive. The nostalgia we all feel for this sneaker makes us want to have it, but Nike keeps releasing shoes in limited quantities, so you pay two to three times more on the resale market.

    BILLION DOLLAR ALTERNATIVE ASSETS MARKET

    StockX, a trading platform for alternative assets such as sneakers and trading cards, said Jordan shoes were the top-selling brand on its platform in 2021, with Jordan sneakers reselling 54% of more than the retail price.

    “The popularity of Air Jordans can be largely tied to the level of exclusivity. Virtually all Jordan releases are limited edition, which means there are never enough to satisfy market demand,” said Jesse Einhorn, Senior Economist at StockX, via email.

    Einhorn said the request for Jordans was also tied to pop culture. Following the April 2020 release of “The Last Dance” on Netflix, a documentary that followed Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls as they sought their sixth National Basketball Association title in 1997, trading in Jordan sneakers increased by more than 40%.

    INCREASE IN DEMAND DURING LOCKDOWN

    While many retailers have seen a slowdown in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, some collectible store owners said they’ve benefited from a surge of customers looking to spend the extra cash.

    “I guess because people got their stimulus checks and so on, they had more disposable income to spend on things. A lot of people were stuck at home and they wanted to do something with their money,” said Godfrey Chui, owner and chief buyer of streetwear retailer OD Toronto, in an interview.

    “The other reason the market is up is that there was a huge movement and subculture of new collectors on TikTok, so recently there’s been a spike in demand, especially for women’s sneakers. .”

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    Courtesy: OD TO

    Before the pandemic, Chui said he offered around 15-20 pairs of women’s sneakers in his store and has now expanded to have an entire wall dedicated to them.

    But it’s not just social media that has helped women’s sneaker collection become more mainstream.

    Makeway co-owner Shelby Weaver said there had always been a very strong group of collectors, but with a big shift to remote working during the shutdowns, more people turned to buying casual clothes.

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    Shelby Weaver (left) and Abby Albino (right) co-owners of Makeway. Courtesy of Makeway

    Weaver said Jordans were the most popular shoes in his store, which targets women and members of the LGBTIQA+ community.

    “It is by far our most popular brand. It’s even hard to get an account with [the Jordan brand] now having one already is almost a privilege in the sneaker world,” Weaver said over the phone.

    Weaver added that over the past five years the shoe brand has started to focus more on what shoe collectors want, but many product versions are bought by investors who want to make money. with the collection rather than wearing them.

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    Courtesy of Makeway

    “It’s a bit of a weird gray area for stores because the demand is really high right now, which is what makes us successful, but a lot of people are buying them just to resell them, which takes the products away from people who love them. I guess that’s just what the sneaker game is now,” she said.

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    Allbirds Tree Flyer Sneaker Designed for Long Distance Running + Photos https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/allbirds-tree-flyer-sneaker-designed-for-long-distance-running-photos/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 21:24:08 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/allbirds-tree-flyer-sneaker-designed-for-long-distance-running-photos/ When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Allbirds recently launched the Tree Flyer, their first long-distance running sneaker. The Tree Flyer uses Allbirds new bio-based SwiftFoam midsole to better reduce impact. See our review of Allbirds’ first-ever long-distance running sneaker below. Loading Something is loading. In May 2022, […]]]>

    When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

    • Allbirds recently launched the Tree Flyer, their first long-distance running sneaker.
    • The Tree Flyer uses Allbirds new bio-based SwiftFoam midsole to better reduce impact.
    • See our review of Allbirds’ first-ever long-distance running sneaker below.

    In May 2022, Allbirds released their first-ever long-distance running sneaker, the Tree Flyer.

    With a growing list of running sneakers including the Tree Dasher 2, Trail Runner SWT and Adizero x Allbirds 2.94kg CO2e designed in collaboration with Adidas, Allbirds is steadily establishing itself as a true sportswear brand.

    While the Tree Flyer’s upper uses Allbirds signature eucalyptus fiber, the new design stands out from other Allbirds sneakers with new SwiftFoam midsoles. Made from an earth-friendly blend of natural and recycled materials, SwiftFoam is lighter and more bouncy than the brand’s SweetFoam found on other models. The material helps return energy to the runner, eliminating the repeated, harsh impacts that long-distance runners typically experience.

    The Allbirds Tree Flyer is currently available in five colors: Natural Black, Blizzard, Floating Yellow, Floating Orange, and Luxurious Beige. Available now for $160, the Tree Flyer comes in men’s sizes 8-14 and women’s 5-11, with options for half sizes.

    A group of Insider Reviews reporters and editors put the new Tree Flyers through their paces, and they did not disappoint. Check out our full thoughts below.

    Amir’s opinion on the Tree Flyer in natural black

    A look at the top of the Allbirds Tree Flyer sneaker in black with black laces

    Amir wears the Allbirds Tree Flyer in natural black.

    Amir Ismael / Initiate


    I’d be lying if I said I was close to a distance runner, but as someone who has worn and tested countless performance running shoes, I can definitely say the Tree Flyer is the most capable sneaker in the world. ‘Allbirds for everything types of runners. Having recently tested the Tree Dasher 2, the Tree Flyer is noticeably lighter and more comfortable, which is a big plus if you’re using them for long-distance running or just as a comfortable sneaker to wear casually.

    The new SwiftFoam midsole is more responsive than the SweetFoam midsoles used on other Allbirds sneakers. I also really appreciated the inclusion of a heel counter. It gave me the support and stiffness I expect from high-end running sneakers, regardless of brand. — Amir Ismael, Senior Reporter

    Mara’s opinion on the Tree Flyer in Blizzard

    A pair of Allbirds Tree Flyer in the Blizzard color

    Tree Flyer sneakers from Mara in Blizzard.

    Mara Leighton / Insider


    The new Tree Flyers are light, buoyant and comfortable enough to tempt me to wear them on my runs as well as on my runs. The upper fiber is breathable enough to satisfy someone (me) who almost always overheats on runs, and I also noticed extra stability from the flared base. The only thing I will note is that they run a little truer to size than other running shoes I own; I’m a 9.5 in Brooks shoes, but the 9.5 in the Tree Flyer is a bit too big. So I recommend ordering a few sizes to try out if you’re in between, or prefer to be on the safe side with your slimmest fit. — Mara Leighton, Senior Reporter

    Ashley’s take on the Tree Flyer in Buoyant Yellow

    A side view of the Allbirds Tree Flyer Sneaker in Floating Yellow

    Close up of the Tree Flyer trainers from Ashley in neon yellow.

    Ashley Phillips / Insider


    Before discovering Brooks sneakers, I couldn’t run without constantly hurting myself (my ankles roll easily). So when Allbirds added a distance shoe to their lineup, I was excited about the new design, but extremely nervous to upgrade to something new myself. Once they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by the support and cushioning around the heel, even though the rest of the shoe’s upper is flexible and soft.

    I am also impressed by their lightness; you can really feel the energy return in the rebound of the soles. So far these can hold their own next to my beloved Brooks and they have the added bonus of Allbirds sustainability efforts. I went with my typical size 6.5 and they fit perfectly. However, if you like to wear thick socks, you might want to go a half size up. — Ashley Phillips, Style & Beauty Editor

    The rear of the Allbirds Tree Flyer has a flared heel for stability and support


    Ashley Phillips / Insider


    The bottom line

    Overall, the Allbirds Tree Flyer is a great running shoe. With improved technology and design, it goes beyond the entry-level running sneaker that the brand’s Tree Dasher 2 lives in.

    At $160, it’s one of the most expensive Allbirds sneakers we’ve tested, but worth every penny. Not only is it still cheaper than high-end runners from brands like Adidas or Nike, it’s also sporty with minimal branding.

    As always, if durability is your primary concern as a consumer, Allbirds is an excellent choice – and the Tree Flyer lives up to that standard.

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    The Stores You Shopped at in Maine But Your Kids Never Heard Of https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/the-stores-you-shopped-at-in-maine-but-your-kids-never-heard-of/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 03:48:00 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/the-stores-you-shopped-at-in-maine-but-your-kids-never-heard-of/ For any child of the 70s, 80s and early 90s, malls were everything. Heck, the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things” based an entire season on mall adventures. Malls were always an opportunity to get out of the house and meet up with friends. A chance to follow the latest fashion trends, buy new music or […]]]>

    For any child of the 70s, 80s and early 90s, malls were everything. Heck, the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things” based an entire season on mall adventures. Malls were always an opportunity to get out of the house and meet up with friends. A chance to follow the latest fashion trends, buy new music or books or even get lost for hours in a shopping arcade. Kids today might not even understand this, but weekend nights were spent at the mall and it was absolutely the “cool” thing to do.

    Sunland Park Mall

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    It wasn’t just the malls either, stand-alone department stores and dime stores have permeated Maine for decades and been embraced with love. Many of these stores created jobs in communities and became synonymous with shopping in the towns where they existed.

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    Nowadays, things are quite different. Some malls, like the Maine Mall, continue to find new and innovative ways to bring customers through the door. Other malls have swung in other directions or closed completely, online shopping remains the easiest way to do it all. Even after placing that big order on Amazon, people will still remember the “good old days” of going to the local mall and spending hours browsing the stores. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at 16 stores you shopped at in Maine that your kids probably never heard of.


    13 stores you shopped at in Maine but your kids never heard of

    Anyone who grew up in the 70s, 80s or 90s knows that malls were everything, but as times change, so do stores. Here’s a list of places people in Maine shopped during those decades that your kids probably never heard of.

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    This is a Mainers, by Mainers wishlist of spots we’d like to see appear at the Maine Mall sooner rather than later.

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    To learn more about how gas prices have changed over the years, Stacker calculated the cost of a gallon of gas for each of the past 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released April 2020), we analyzed the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the consumer price index (CPI ) for regular unleaded gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

    Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover how much a gallon cost when you first started driving.

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    How to Identify Brown Recluse Spiders and Avoid Getting Bitten https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/how-to-identify-brown-recluse-spiders-and-avoid-getting-bitten/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 12:11:00 +0000 https://replicachristianlouboutinstore.com/how-to-identify-brown-recluse-spiders-and-avoid-getting-bitten/ You might see one of two poisonous spiders native to Kansas more often in your living space as it warms up this summer — and it might be the most common spider in your home. “In my opinion, after 40 years of pest control and house pest control, I think the brown recluse spider is […]]]>

    You might see one of two poisonous spiders native to Kansas more often in your living space as it warms up this summer — and it might be the most common spider in your home.

    “In my opinion, after 40 years of pest control and house pest control, I think the brown recluse spider is probably our most common house spider,” said Jeff Whitworth, entomologist and extension specialist in entomology. at Kansas State University.

    The brown recluse spider, whose bite can cause tissue loss, scarring and infection in humans if left untreated, will be in its most active phase by October. Brown recluse activity typically increases in the summer when the spiders move into people’s living spaces to escape the heat of the outdoors and attics, said Gerry Marsh, associate board-certified entomologist and president of Patton Termite and Pest. Check.

    “As it gets warmer, we might get 10 or 20 calls a day ‘for brown recluses,'” Marsh said.

    Here’s a guide on how to stay safe, recognize the spider, and avoid being bitten this summer and beyond.

    WHERE BROWN RECLUDED SPIDERS LIVE

    As their name suggests, brown recluse spiders are reclusive – Whitworth describes them as shy – and often go unnoticed as they spend their time in places where there is not much human activity, such as attics, closets and basements, according to Kansas State University Research and Extension.

    Whitworth said spiders spend their time in dark, warm, moist places where they can find other insects to prey on. Brown recluse spiders hunt for food at night, so during the day they often hide in shoes and under clothing left on the ground and crawl at night to search for food, Whitworth said.

    “We tell everyone, one of the great ways to avoid brown recluse spiders is to make sure you don’t leave any of your clothes on the floor, or if you pick up your shoes every morning, shake them out good because that’s where they hide,” Whitworth said.

    HOW TO IDENTIFY A BROWN RECLUSE AND WHEN IT BITE

    There are several distinct characteristics of the brown recluse spider, including the following, according to K-State Research and Extension:

    • General brown color

    • Slender legs with a defined structure and pattern

    • A violin-shaped marking on the back

    • Three pairs of two eyes each (most spiders have eight eyes instead of six)

    Whitworth said the brown recluse usually has a dark violin shape on the front part of its body, and the back part is usually a bit darker. They are not hairy spiders, and the largest they can get is about the size of a quarter, he said.

    The brown recluse spider does not seek humans to bite. Rather, it typically only bites when it feels threatened, Whitworth said. Whitworth, who was bitten by the brown recluse, said the spider bit him when he tried to punch one by the chin.

    “I think a lot of times when they feel threatened, their natural reaction is to stand up and bite, or if you crush them, you can often sink the fang into your skin,” Whitworth said. “You put your shoe on, or your shirt or your pants or something and there’s one in there, or you kick it and you actually sink one or both fangs into your skin.”

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE A BROWN RECLUSE

    If you see a brown recluse spider, the best thing to do is leave it alone, Whitworth said. However, if you see a lot of brown recluse spiders and think it’s a persistent problem, he recommends placing spider traps around your area.

    “Remember that a brown recluse spider is probably more afraid of you than you are,” Whitworth said. “They’ll leave you alone if you leave them alone or contact pest control.”

    HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF, PEST CONTROL

    Several precautions can be taken to protect yourself from being bitten by a brown recluse, in addition to shaking out your clothes and shoes before putting them on.

    Craig Betts, pest control technician and vice president of Betts Pest Control, said he finds brown recluse spiders particularly fond of cardboard boxes and other storage areas. To keep spiders out of storage, Betts said he recommends keeping storage items in sealed containers and plastic bins. Stored clothes that aren’t sealed are more likely to contain brown recluses, Betts said.

    “You pull out a blanket and you pull out a winter coat that’s hanging in the basement,” Betts said. “How likely is it to have a brown recluse in these items? That’s damn high, if the place isn’t treated regularly. There are literally thousands and thousands of people who are unaware of this and are putting themselves at risk by moving winter clothes and such into the basement.

    Marsh said decluttering the house, using a shoe rack that doesn’t touch the floor, and not using bed skirts are all ways to avoid encountering and being bitten by a brown recluse.

    Additionally, Marsh said it’s important to take care of your home’s exterior to avoid a brown recluse infestation. Ways to achieve this include not having any bushes or shrubs against your house foundation or ivy growing on the side of your house, and making sure you have good drainage away from the house.

    “By attracting other insects to the house, you will also attract spiders to feed on them,” Marsh said. “It’s kind of a food chain that you’re trying to break there as well.”

    Emily Davis, director of educational programs at the Great Plains Nature Center, said she recommends cleaning and collecting in your area to reduce the number of places spiders can hide. Additionally, she said another method that has worked for her is to sprinkle diatomaceous earth on the floor, which can be purchased at home improvement stores.

    “It’s a very safe powder that’s a chemical-free way to treat spiders,” Davis said.

    Pest control services offer other options for getting rid of brown recluse spiders.

    Marsh said seeing a brown recluse daily or several times a week could be an indication of a brown recluse infestation, which should be treated by a pest control service.

    “They’re reclusive,” Marsh said. “They really don’t like being out in the middle of the day when people can see them. It’s a bit unusual.

    Betts said that because brown recluse spiders have non-absorbent legs that pass through many different chemicals without poisoning themselves, he recommends using a “microcap” chemical, a contact capsule in microscopic form applied with a wearer. of water.

    When it dries, the microcapsule leaves behind microscopic particles that stick to the hairs of the legs of brown recluse spiders once they step on it. When the spiders ingest the particles while cleaning themselves, it kills them. The microcap differs from cheaper chemicals that can be purchased at the store and is more effective, Betts said.

    He said his company reapplies the chemical once every 60 days, at an average cost of around $70.

    “In number of doctor visits and work stoppages, what’s the cost of that versus paying a professional to come and spray your house once every two months?” Betts said. “$60-70 seems to me [awfully] cheap to keep spiders away from your home that could cause you to shed a good chunk of your skin.

    HOW TO IDENTIFY A COCK AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU RECEIVE A COCK

    People react differently to a bite from a brown recluse, and according to a fact sheet from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the severity of a bite can vary.

    Within hours, the sting usually turns red, and by age 24 to 36, people often experience restlessness, fever, chills, nausea, weakness and joint pain, according to OSHA. The tissues and surrounding area at the bite site die and eventually fall off.

    OSHA recommends cleaning the bite area with soap and water and applying ice to the bite area to “slow venom absorption.” Additionally, OSHA says to “elevate and immobilize the bitten extremity,” capture the spider for identification if possible, and seek medical attention.

    Nicole Klevanskaya is an intern reporter at the Wichita Eagle. She is currently studying journalism and Russian at the University of Kansas and was the 2019 Kansas Scholastic Press Association Student Journalist of the Year and National Finalist. Originally from Pittsburg, Kansas, she covered student politics for KU’s student newspaper, the University Daily Kansan. Her article on the Kansas Foster Care System that she wrote for her high school newspaper, the Booster Redux, was named a 2019 “Feature Story of the Year” by the National Scholastic Press Association. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys playing the piano, hiking and spending time with her family.

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