5 Things to Know About Shoes This Week

Here are the top news stories to know about shoes this week.

Men’s Fashion Heads To Paris

Men’s fashion week continues this week with shows in Milan through Tuesday. After Milan, the men’s market turns to Paris on Wednesday, when names such as Thom Browne, Rick Owens and Balenciaga will show the spring ’17 men’s lines.

Prada Men's RTW Spring 2017 Milan Men's Fashion Week
Prada spring ’17 runway at Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

Brexit Vote This Week

Voters in the United Kingdom head to the polls on Thursday to decide if Britain will remain in the European Union. Recent polls have shown a nearly 50-50 split in whether voters believe they should stay or exit the EU, and the consequences have business and international markets feeling jittery. Experts expect a vote to leave the EU to send shock waves through international and EU markets, potentially causing a recession and most definitely further devaluing the British pound against the dollar.

NBA Draft Gets Big Buzz

With the Cleveland Cavaliers’ historic win Sunday over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, attention turns late this week to the young crop of NBA up-and-comers. The NBA Draft will be hosted in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center on Thursday. Names such as Ben Simmons (who just scored a Nike deal last week) and Brandon Ingram are already getting big attention.

Ben Simmons LSU Nike LeBron 13
Ben Simmons, formerly of LSU, in the Nike LeBron 13.

amfAR Hosts Young Professionals

amfAR will host 300 young professionals in New York City on Wednesday for the Generation Cure Solstice fundraiser. The annual event for the younger amfAR supporters will also feature a silent auction.

Finish Line Earnings

After announcing some major changes at the corporate level, Finish Line is looking to get on track in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The Indianapolis-based athletic retailer announces results on Friday before market open.

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