Whenever I ponder about the topic of shoes, the first thing that snaps to my mind is the Monty Python scene from the ‘Life of Brian’. The shoe has been with us for millennia and plays a great role in running. It is probably the only tool a runner needs unless of course you are running barefoot yet most of us do not have the courage or the environment where it would be safe to do so.
Lived here at a time when Samuel Collins, the socially minded founder of the company, was laying out his ideal village for workers and managers.Leff feels Olmsted presence as he walks the village uneven streets, often in the company of his children, musing on its history, politics, and architecture. Living at the center of Collins creation years later, Leff has come to believe, like Olmsted, that human beings are deeply affected by their experience of landscape, and that local interaction between parents and teachers, store owners and customers, bar regulars and volunteer firefighters matters. The Last Undiscovered Place argues quietly but forcefully for looking at our landscapes more carefully, as Leff strives for a metaphorical Collinsville that can serve as a way to rediscover other places, those that already exist and those that are still on the drawing boards of developers and planners.Why Explore?If we explore our communities we will find them more intriguing than we ever imagined.
Curry and his Warriors are arguably even better this year. They’re off to a 42 4 start.Under Armour has also signed several other young sports superstars to deals, including golf wunderkind Jordan Spieth, slugger (and National League MVP) Bryce Harper and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton who is heading to the Super Bowl.And Under Armour is hoping to benefit from the increased adoption of technology in the sports world as well.Related: Under Armour reveals its new health monitorThe company unveiled UA Record, which it describes as a digital dashboard app for health and fitness, at the CES trade show in Las Vegas earlier this month.”From shirts and shoes to your connected life, Under Armour will continue to be a leader in innovation to make all athletes better and redefine expectations for what a sports brand should be,” said Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in its earnings statement.Still, Under Armour has yet to conquer the world. While the company is aggressively targeting Brazil, Europe and China, nearly 90% of its revenue comes from North America.And despite its impressive growth, Under Armour still trails Nike (NKE) and Adidas (ADDDF) in the sports world.