World Footwear

Innovation

Nike’s self-lacing sneakers to cost 720 US dollars

Nov 28, 2016 / United States
Nike announced the retail price of its model HyperAdapt 1.0, the self-lacing model inspired by the 1985 movie Back to the Future Part II

SLEM starts new innovation program

Nov 17, 2016 / Netherlands
International innovation institute SLEM has developed a new 9-month program to inspire professionals and companies in new ways of thinking about footwear aiming to positively impact and improve the industry

Alibaba's new nodding payment system

Oct 12, 2016 / China
The China-based ecommerce giant demonstrated a payment service that will allow online buyers to pay for their purchases by nodding their heads

Lenovo launches smart running shoes

Jun 22, 2016 / China
During Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco this past week, the company revealed a smart running shoe with most features a fitness tracker demands

EasyJet tests new Sneakairs

May 20, 2016 / United Kingdom
The British low-cost airline has developed a prototype smart shoe designed to help tourists visiting their elected cities

Nike pushes design innovation

Apr 19, 2016 / United States
The US-based sports giant debuted a number of brand new styles as part of their Nature of Motion exhibition at the 2016 edition of the Milano Design Week

Feet it wants to revolutionize the way online shopping works

Apr 7, 2016 / Portugal
Measuring the foot to facilitate the online purchase process, anywhere in the world and without the fear of facing returns. This is the starting point of the Feet it app

Exhibition shows footwear designed for people with cerebral palsy

Jan 11, 2016 / Portugal
In total there are 12 prototypes of shoes, boots and sneakers, all designed bearing in mind the needs of people with cerebral palsy, and incorporating the concerns with the aesthetics

NEWALK project presents results

Dec 30, 2015 / Portugal
Areas of research included materials, components and technology for footwear

Stride Rite develops odor-eliminating footwear

Nov 9, 2015 / United States
The US based company has signed a licensing agreement with Genius Brands International, the licensing agent for the micro-encapsulation company Celessence Technologies

Nike presents Flyease

Jul 16, 2015 / United States
The new model was announced by the US-based company as the result of a new shoe technology, "the first of its kind". Shoes will help the lives of people with disabilities

Shoes that change color with an app

Jun 18, 2015 / Lithuania
According to the owners of the new technology the procedure is easy: just open the smartphone, load the app of Volvorii Timeless smart shoe and choose the color

The shoe that grows

Apr 28, 2015 / United States
This shoe was created when Kenton Lee, the Founder of the project and Executive Director, was living and working in Nairobi (Kenya) in 2007

Architects and designers create 3d printed shoes for United Nude

Apr 16, 2015 / Netherlands
United Nude and 3D Systems Corporation have teamed up to merge fashion, design and technology, which resulted in fiv 3D printed creations presented during Milan’s design week

Chennai with new specialized leather and footwear testing laboratory

Apr 16, 2015 / India
The new lab, launched by Intertek, will serve as a one-stop shop for all leather and footwear testing
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