Congratulations to the latest members of our Style Hall of Fame.
Needham Heights, MA (Vocus) December 4, 2008
Footwear Plus magazine has announced the latest inductees to its second annual Style Hall of Fame: the Dr. Martens 1460 boot, the Miami sandal by Bernardo, the Ugg Australia sheepskin boot and the Nike Air Force 1 basketball shoe.
The Footwear Plus editorial team selected these styles for their impact on fashion and enduring appeal. Synonymous with rebellion, Dr. Martens’ 1460 boot has been the footwear of choice for rock stars stretching from Pete Townshend to Kurt Cobain. The Miami sandal, created by legendary designer Bernard Rudofsky in the 1940s and reintroduced this century by Bernardo Footwear, offers a less-is-more design aesthetic that embraces the beauty of the human foot. Ugg Australia’s Classic Short sheepskin boot first brought ashore by Aussie surfers is now a staple for Hollywood’s elite and marks the epicenter of the comfort luxury footwear revolution sweeping the nation. Nike’s Air Force 1—introduced more than 25 years ago—continues its reign as the supreme hoops shoe among athletes and sneaker aficionados, coveted for its clean lines and timeless appeal.
“Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder,” said Greg Dutter, editorial director of Footwear Plus. “While these four styles may not be viewed by some as the ‘prettiest’ shoes ever designed, the incredible style statements each has made more than proves their hall-of-fame worthiness.”
“Once again the editors of Footwear Plus have spoken and their latest inductees reveal their keen eye for iconic footwear style,” Footwear Plus publisher Caroline Diaco said. “Congratulations to the latest members of our Style Hall of Fame.”
The 2008 Style Hall of Fame inductees are profiled in the December issue of Footwear Plus, where their rich histories—how the designs came about, the brands’ initial expectations and why they resonate with millions of consumers—are presented in detail.
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