World Footwear


Milan’s trade fairs are just around the corner

Feb 15, 2024 / Italy
Nearly 3 000 brands will be present from the 18th to the 22nd of February at MICAM, Mipel, TheOneMilano, Milano Fashion&Jewels and Lineapelle, taking place under the motto #GREATIFY

Importance of digital retail channels will continue to increase, survey reveals

Premium ContentFeb 14, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, half the experts surveyed said they believe digital retail channels will increase their share in footwear sales in the next three years

Hermès posts full year revenue growth

Feb 14, 2024 / France
The French-based luxury group reported “an outstanding performance” across all regions in 2023, with total revenue up by 21% year-on-year at constant exchange rates to 13.42 billion euros

Deckers appoints Robin Green as President of Hoka

Feb 14, 2024 / United States
The California-based company has appointed Robin Green to the role of President of the Hoka brand. She most recently served as global vice president of Men’s Running and Fitness at Nike

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 600 million euros

Feb 13, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 600 million euros by the end of the decade in innovation, sustainability, management and worker skills, and internationalisation as part of its strategic plan

Capri’s performance hit by weak consumer demand

Feb 13, 2024 / United Kingdom
The parent company of Versace, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo continued its downward trend in the third quarter of fiscal 2024, mainly due to slower consumer demand in the Americas region

Indian leather and footwear industry to reach 47.1 billion USD by 2030

Feb 12, 2024 / India
India’s leather and footwear industry turnover is expected to grow significantly from around 17.3 billion today to 47.1 billion USD by 2030, according to a strategic document for the sector

Physical and Chemical Tests: What tests should a footwear brand perform on their products?

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to testing in the footwear industry. Learn all about testing and understand what physical and chemical tests are, and which ones are relevant for your products and why

Another disappointing quarter for VF Corp

Feb 8, 2024 / United States
The parent company of Vans and The North Face posted a 16% year-over-year decline in revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2024, largely due to a “shift in the timing of wholesale deliveries”

Footwear retail prices expected to increase

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, panel members revealed their expectations regarding future increases in footwear retail prices. A sentiment influenced by the high inflation recently experienced

Columbia Sportswear warns of a challenging year ahead

Feb 7, 2024 / United States
The US-based company posted a year-on-year drop in profits in 2023, as well as a weak fourth quarter. It also warns of a challenging 2024, as economic and geopolitical uncertainty remains high

Geox growth slows in 2023

Feb 7, 2024 / Italy
The Italian-based footwear group has seen its growth slow from previous years due to a complex macroeconomic environment and unusual weather events in May and September

Deckers reports record quarterly revenue and earnings

Feb 6, 2024 / United States
The US-based footwear company has reported “record” third quarter revenue and earnings, driven by an “exceptional performance” from both the Hoka and Ugg brands

Deckers Brands CEO to retire in August

Feb 6, 2024 / United States
As the US-based company reported another strong quarter, it announced that Dave Power has decided to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective from the 1st of August 2024

World Footwear Voices: interview with Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D. from MIT

Premium ContentFeb 5, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D., Project Manager for Fiber Technologies at MIT. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices
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