5 Things To Know About Shoes This Week

1. Kylie Jenner Debuts Puma Campaign

After rumors started flying last month, it seems that Kylie Jenner has secured a deal with athletic brand Puma, despite what brother-in-law Kanye West said. The young social-media maven will reveal her campaign for the brand today.

2. March Madness Kicks Off Tuesday

Get your brackets ready: March Madness is here, with the NCAA men’s basketball tournament officially kicking off Tuesday. Top seeds include Oregon, Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia.

3. AAFA Executive Summit in Washington, D.C. 

In the midst of the election, the American Apparel and Footwear Association executive summit gets new urgency this year. The summit takes place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday, with keynotes from the Shoes of Prey co-founders and a conversation with Bob Woodward. Follow the conversation on social media at #AAFASummit16.

4. Second Annual amfAR Hong Kong Gala On Saturday

HIV and AIDS nonprofit amfAR is headed to Hong Kong this weekend for its second annual fundraiser. The black-tie events always garner big names, and this year’s action takes place Saturday.

5. Primaries in Ohio and Florida 

The trade debate heats up on the presidential campaign trail this week with primaries happening across key states. With contests planned in Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina, the candidates are bearing down on their stump speeches. Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping that his anti-trade position will help him appeal to Ohio voters, while Donald Trump is hoping to extended his delegate count in Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich’s home states of Florida and Ohio, respectively.

Presidential Candidates
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump.
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