Designer sneakers are really popular today, and we went to the Paris Fashion Week to see them in action on the catwalk by top design houses.
Italian customs officers have nabbed a smuggler whose novel ploy gives new meaning to the term "drug running." The culprit's luggage contained a suspicious number of sneakers, which turned out to be stuffed with cocaine.
They are more than just a training shoe: The Hamburg exhibition "Sneakers: Design for Fast Feet" explores how the comfortable sports footwear became a fashion statement and even found its way into German politics.
Sportswear giant and trendsetter Adidas has been caught red-handed in a major corruption and bribery scandal in the US, prompting a reconsideration of athlete endorsement in exchange for other superstars.
Stock up on sneakers if you want to look trendy next summer. Sporty, comfortable footwear for every occasion - even work - will be all the rage next year. Here are more shoe dos and don'ts from Dusseldorf's shoe fair.
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