Things To Know About Shoes: FN Platform, Rio Olympics Final Week

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Buyers & sellers on the FN Platform show floor in Las Vegas.
Jim K. Decker.

Here are the stories you need to know for Aug. 15-21.

FN Platform, Project In Las Vegas

It’s trade show time once again. Magic Market Week kicks off today in Las Vegas. The shows run until Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday

There is just one week left of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Attention shifted to track and field events over the weekend. Usain Bolt sealed his status as the fastest in the world with his gold medal win in the men’s 100-meter race. The closing ceremony will be broadcast on NBC stations at 7 p.m. ET.

FN Emerging Designer Panel

Hear from designers as they’ve successfully navigated launching a brand, working with celebrities and overcoming the challenges of a crowded market. Panel speakers include Chloe Gosselin, Archie Hewlett of Duke & Dexter and Sheena Parks of Matisse. It all begins at 3:30 p.m. today at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall, on the second level, in room S229.

Earnings Round Up

Dick’s Sporting Goods and TJ Maxx Inc. are set to release earnings on Tuesday. Expect attention by analysts on Dick’s to see how the Sports Authority bankruptcy has affected sales and traffic. On Friday, athletic heavy-hitter Foot Locker will report. 

Adidas’ Big Sneaker Week

Adidas is set to unveil a host of new releases this week. On Thursday, the brand will unveil four styles of the popular NMD sneaker including the NMD_XR1 Glitch Pack for women and men and NMD_R1 in red and white. That same day, Adidas will also debut Rita Ora’s latest collaboration with the brand.

Adidas Originals NMD_XR1 Adidas Originals NMD_XR1 for men. Courtesy of brand.