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By Katherine Dunn | March 8, 2012
Now that Navy women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal has reached 400 career wins, you might see her sporting new shoes around the Annapolis campus -- although these might be too special to wear. After Wednesday's victory made her the first college lacrosse coach - men's or women's -- to reach 400, the Midshipmen presented Timchal with a pair of NikeiD sneakers in Navy blue and gold with 400 emblazoned on them. They were specially designed by senior team captain Kierstin King. “Anyone who knows her knows she absolutely loves her sneakers.
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September 19, 2013
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | May 16, 2012
It turns out wearing sneakers - without exercising - won't get you in shape. Skechers USA has agreed to a $40 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for making that claim. The shoe company had claimed its Shape-ups sneakers would help people lose weight. It also said the shoes would strengthen and tone people buttosk, legs and abs. The government agency said Skechers also made false claims about its Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | May 16, 2012
It turns out wearing sneakers - without exercising - won't get you in shape. Skechers USA has agreed to a $40 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for making that claim. The shoe company had claimed its Shape-ups sneakers would help people lose weight. It also said the shoes would strengthen and tone people buttosk, legs and abs. The government agency said Skechers also made false claims about its Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wright and Aaron Wright,aaron.wright@baltsun.com | August 9, 2009
A new challenger has entered the sneaker arena and with the endorsement of several high-profile athletes and one rapper, Protege hopes to provide an affordable alternative to the big-name shoe brands. On Saturday at the Kmart on Wabash Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, about 500 people were on hand to meet New York Knicks forward Al Harrington and his guest, rapper Fat Joe, at the Protege Basketball Block Party. Harrington, who helped develop the shoe line, is one of the first athletes to sign with Protege.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | July 29, 1997
Sneakers and kisses: Two ways that illegal drugs have been smuggled into the Baltimore City Detention Center and the Maryland Penitentiary.The sneakers were Nike Airs laced with heroin; the kisses hid mouth-to-mouth exchanges of drug-filled balloons between inmates and girlfriends who visited them in prison. They were the conduits for a bustling drug trade from the outside world to inmates inside the prison walls.Baltimore police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recorded dozens of the not-so-secret deals on wiretap tapes that have been a key part of law enforcement cases in Baltimore Circuit Court against drug dealer Ronald Mitchell and his "enforcer," Andre "Arnie" Jordan.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2012
Valley Mall in Hagerstown was temporarily closed Saturday morning after a crowd of patrons seeking to buy the new Nike Foam sneakers became out of control, police said. At 8:10 a.m., with about 100 people gathered in front of the mall's Footlocker store, a security officer called police to say that the crowd "was beginning to become unruly," said a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. About 15 officers from the sheriff's office, the Maryland State Police and Hagerstown police arrived at the mall to discover that up to 150 patrons were involved, the release said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Marriott and Michael Marriott,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 25, 2000
From the occasional stroller to the most fanatical marathoner, walkers want to know: How far have I gone? Bill McInnis, a former NASA engineer, has paid a lot of attention to people's obsession with measuring their athletic efforts, particularly when it comes to running and walking. For the past six years he has worked for Reebok International, the maker of sports and fitness gear based in Canton, Mass. Next summer, Reebok is expected to unveil a new kind of sneaker that McInnis, who is the company's director of technology, says will accurately tell its wearers not only how far they have run or walked, but also what pace they set and how many calories they vanquished along the way. Called Smart Train, the high-tech shoes are expected to appear in July.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2002
"Sweats & Sneakers" Some 800 health-conscious folks attended a soiree at the Maryland Athletic Club & Wellness Center to raise money for The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. At the "Sweats & Sneakers" event they danced around weight machines, boogied near treadmills and got their hearts racing by playing casino-style games. The night raised some $20,000 for the Ciccarone Center. Concert Artists of Baltimore Renowned pianist Leon Fleisher and Concert Artists of Baltimore artistic director Edward Polochick greeted guests at the 15th anniversary "Beethoven Spectacular."
NEWS
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2010
At first glance, the Back on My Feet Baltimore Bash at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall had all the trappings of a traditional gala: A few hundred folks meeting and greeting, all decked out in suits and shimmering dresses. However, as soon as you looked down, you knew this wasn't your average shindig. There were sneakers everywhere. "You're supposed to wear cocktail attire with sneakers because Back on My Feet is all about running," said Anne Mahlum, who founded the nonprofit in 2007 in Philadelphia to help the homeless learn self-sufficiency through a running program.
EXPLORE
May 2, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running The Maryland Half Marathon and Dozer's Dash, an 8k race within a race, will be held Sun., May 6, starting at 8 a.m. in Maple Lawn. The race benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Go to http://www.mdhalfmarathon.com. The Atholton Elementary School PTA is holding its second annual Panthers Pounding the Pavement 5k and 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk June 3 at 9 a.m. at Atholton Park in Columbia.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn | March 8, 2012
Now that Navy women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal has reached 400 career wins, you might see her sporting new shoes around the Annapolis campus -- although these might be too special to wear. After Wednesday's victory made her the first college lacrosse coach - men's or women's -- to reach 400, the Midshipmen presented Timchal with a pair of NikeiD sneakers in Navy blue and gold with 400 emblazoned on them. They were specially designed by senior team captain Kierstin King. “Anyone who knows her knows she absolutely loves her sneakers.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2012
Valley Mall in Hagerstown was temporarily closed Saturday morning after a crowd of patrons seeking to buy the new Nike Foam sneakers became out of control, police said. At 8:10 a.m., with about 100 people gathered in front of the mall's Footlocker store, a security officer called police to say that the crowd "was beginning to become unruly," said a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. About 15 officers from the sheriff's office, the Maryland State Police and Hagerstown police arrived at the mall to discover that up to 150 patrons were involved, the release said.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2011
Update: The man who says his photo was used as part of the hoax lives in London, and has given an interview to The Baltimore Sun. The disbelief over unruly crowds fighting and being pepper sprayed over Air Jordan Concords turned to mourning when it was reported on social media and blogs that a young man, 18-year-old Tyreek Amir Jacobs, had been killed for the coveted shoes. As the rumors put it, Jacobs was a teen from Washington DC and killed in Maryland, possibly at the Wheaton Mall.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2011
At first glance, Whitney Morris' second-floor walk-up resembles most bachelor pads. An office has been converted into a "man cave" filled with a keyboard, a couple of guitars and a computer. The kitchen looks virtually untouched. It isn't until you walk into his bedroom that you realize Morris has a serious addiction to shoes — Nike Dunk SBs to be exact. "One hundred sixty-something [pairs] the last time I checked," the 28-year-old Charles Village resident said. "It's absurd. " Morris' bedroom has turned into a shrine to Nike Dunk SBs. Empty shoe boxes — they're needed when he resells a pair — are stacked to the ceiling in no apparent order.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2011
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank quickly built a sports apparel empire that went public in less than a decade. But when the Baltimore business mogul launched cross-training and running shoe lines a few years ago, he hit a speed bump. The shoes flopped with some consumers and ended up on clearance racks across the country. Now Plank's company is hoping to make a footwear comeback after what he called a "reset" period. Under Armour spent months cleaning house. The company replaced the footwear team, redesigned shoes and switched marketing strategies.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun Reporter | March 25, 2007
Many have hailed the merits of the Enoch Pratt Library, for all its academic and cultural attributes. But one of the best things about the grand building on Cathedral Street is its egalitarian magnetism. The Pratt attracts any and all ages, races, classes, lifestyles - and, best of all, fashions. From suits and briefcases to sneakers and backpacks, the daily dress code is come as you are. On this day, we found an example of the Pratt's daily style soup in Michael Phillips, who showcased his own stylish take on business casual.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun Reporter | April 29, 2007
Middle-school fashions in many suburban areas tend toward the predictable and parent-approved. On a given school day, there are any number of hoodies and sneakers - on both the boys and the girls. But a few take the look up a few notches. Maybe in a burst of color or by wearing a grown-up accessory. Maybe the sneakers are more designer than trendy, or they accompany a set of cheerful shorts, instead of jeans. At a recent visit to Lime Kiln Middle School in Scaggsville, it was nice to see many examples of emerging fashion sense.
NEWS
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2010
At first glance, the Back on My Feet Baltimore Bash at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall had all the trappings of a traditional gala: A few hundred folks meeting and greeting, all decked out in suits and shimmering dresses. However, as soon as you looked down, you knew this wasn't your average shindig. There were sneakers everywhere. "You're supposed to wear cocktail attire with sneakers because Back on My Feet is all about running," said Anne Mahlum, who founded the nonprofit in 2007 in Philadelphia to help the homeless learn self-sufficiency through a running program.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wright and Aaron Wright,aaron.wright@baltsun.com | August 9, 2009
A new challenger has entered the sneaker arena and with the endorsement of several high-profile athletes and one rapper, Protege hopes to provide an affordable alternative to the big-name shoe brands. On Saturday at the Kmart on Wabash Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, about 500 people were on hand to meet New York Knicks forward Al Harrington and his guest, rapper Fat Joe, at the Protege Basketball Block Party. Harrington, who helped develop the shoe line, is one of the first athletes to sign with Protege.
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