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Astor Told by Son to Return Shoes, Bags, Says Aide at Trial - Bloomberg
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Tod's Q1 sales boosted by shoes, core profit up - Reuters
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Granddaughter helps with shoe talk - Glasgow Daily Times
By JIMMY LOWE Some shoe categories seem a bit odd to me. Aren't “dress shoes” also for walking, and aren't “walking shoes” part of one's dress? Why can't selecting a new pair of shoes be as simple as glancing at a menu and ordering lunch?...
Team Taylor Road will lace up shoes for cancer fight - Columbus Local News (registration)
By LAURA ENGLEHART Teachers, parents and students at Taylor Road Elementary School will run and walk Saturday, May 16 to show their support for breast cancer research and for two families in particular. Karen Parcell-Kill, art specialist at the school,...

Shoes (Reparata song)

The happy and celebratory lyrics of "Shoes" are undercut by Reparata's understated, even mournful, vocal delivery. She sings in a much lower register than she had used on previous recordings as lead singer of the Reparata and the Delrons, and some listeners have believed they were listening to a male vocal. This ambiguity of the singer's gender adds to the strange mood of the record.

Mary Aiese O'Leary had adopted her confirmation name Reparata as her stage name when she was lead singer of the 1960s girl group Reparata and the Delrons. O'Leary had left the group in 1969, after which bandmate Lorraine Mazzola took over lead vocals, and called herself Reparata Mazzola. After the group disbanded in 1973, Mazzola continued to use the name Reparata Mazzola professionally as one of Lady Flash, Barry Manilow's back-up singers.

Mazzola launched a lawsuit for sole use of the name Reparata after an ad ran in Billboard magazine claiming that Manilow's back-up singer was "the real Reparata". In a 2005 radio interview, O'Leary explained that this affected the success of "Shoes": "When the record came out, being done by Reparata, the record was squashed because, quote unquote, Reparata was with Barry Manilow. Believe me, it's a whole big megillah...".

O'Leary won the case when Mazzola did not show up at the hearing. Court papers from an unrelated 1997 case show that ironically Mazzola had changed her name legally to Reparata and she has continued to call herself Reparata Mazzola ever since.

Meanwhile "Shoes" did have some success, especially in South Africa, where it reached #6 in January 1976. "Shoes" was on the playlist of BBC Radio 1 and reached #43 in the UK in October 1975. In the US it reached #92 on the Hot 100. "Shoes" was featured on the 1976 Polydor compilation Super Disco.

Reparata did not have any further chart hits after "Shoes". Mary Aiese O'Leary concentrated mostly on her career as a school teacher in Brooklyn, although she did reform Reparata and the Delrons in 1978 for performances on the nostalgia circuit and at private events in the New York and New England areas. She retired from both teaching and performing in the early 2000s, and lives in Neponsit, Queens.

Comments about the record on various websites and blogs show that it is something of a lost classic: people from a range of countries comment that they have not heard it in 30 years or more, but remember it fondly..

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Shoes (GUI toolkit)

Shoes is a simplified experimental GUI toolkit based on the Ruby Programming Language, developed by why the lucky stiff and others. Its simplicity allows easy access to programming for those with few skills or little experience in programming, thus it is ideal for education. Shoes runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (GTK+), using the underlying technologies of Cairo and Pango.

The syntax utilises the basic ideas of stacks and flows, which in Shoes correspond (roughly speaking) to windows and their contents.

The toolkit is at this stage, mainly intended for beginners and amateur programmers, to promote easy learning and to make that learning enjoyable, rather than for serious development in production environment.

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Shoes (album)

Shoes is the debut album by Kelly. It features electroclash backbeats and comedic lyrics. It was released on June 21, 2006. Five of the songs were made into music videos.

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Skate shoes

Skate shoes are shoes specially designed and manufactured for use in skateboarding. While many non-skaters choose to wear skate shoes, the design of the skate shoe includes many features designed for use in skating. These features almost invariably include a flat sole made of rubber or polyurethane, a suede or leather composition, and double or triple stitching.

Skate shoe companies have integrated a number of special features into their shoes. These innovations have a number of functions including preventing heel bruises, increasing "board Feel" through increased flexibility, and enhancing grip.

Many features of the Skate Shoe are designed to increase its durability. The Skate Shoe is subjected to the abrasiveness of a skateboard's grip tape on a regular basis when worn by skaters. This is why skaters tend to go through shoes quickly. Super Suede, Action Leather, and plastic underlying the toe cap help to increase the durability of a skate shoe. Lace loops and protectors are designed to prevent laces from shredding by shielding the most common areas that contact with grip tape.

Other common features include: Triple stitching with thicker treads to prevent ripping, more width so that there is more contact with the board with thicker tongues and sides to compensate, and deep sole patterns for grip.

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Shoes (Shania Twain song)

“Shoes” cover

The music video for "Shoes" was to feature the four main actresses of Desperate Housewives alongside Twain, and debut before the second season premiere, however the video was canceled. The song did fairly well on the charts considering there was no promotion by the label or Twain, it reached number 29 at country radio. The single was later released for airplay in Australia and Europe, with a new pop mix. A few adult contemporary stations in Canada played the remix of "Shoes" produced by Joe Bermudez. According to his website, the producers of the show wanted something more "hip" to play for the show, and that's why a third version of the song was made. In 2006 it was announced "Shoes" would be released commercially in the UK, however the release was never shipped from EMI to retailers, and was finally canceled, nevertheless the song did get many radio plays. This is the second time a single release was canceled in the UK, the last time was in 2004, when "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" was canceled.

Billboard magazine's Chuck Taylor gave a fairly unfavorable review for "Shoes" saying "Twain certainly remains a major talent with plenty left to say, but these "Shoes" have no soul." The Allmusic called the song "sublimely silly", but sill chose it as an AMG Track Pick.

In Australia, "Shoes" made number three on the Country Airplay chart, and finished 2006 as the 31st most played song.

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Source : Wikipedia