World Footwear


21st Edition of the UITIC Congress: innovation as a pathway to sustainability

Sep 14, 2023 / Italy
Key stakeholders in the footwear industry will come together between the 20th to the 22nd of September, in Milan, to discuss how innovative solutions can ensure a more sustainable future

Caleres names its first-ever Chief Design & Product Officer

Sep 13, 2023 / United States
The US-based footwear company has promoted Natelle Baddeley to Chief Design and Product Officer, effective immediately. She joined Caleres in 2018 as SVP of Design, Merchandise, and Product Development Strategy

Puma marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Porsche 911

Sep 13, 2023 / Germany
The German-based sportswear company has teamed up with Porsche to launch two exclusive limited-edition sneaker models that honour the legacy of the iconic Porsche 911

Vietnam secures the 2nd position amongst leather footwear exporters

Premium ContentSep 12, 2023 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2022, the Asian country exported 387 million pairs of leather shoes, with a total value of 9.6 billion US dollars, overtaking Italy in the second position

Bangladeshi leather exports decline

Sep 12, 2023 / Bangladesh
From July to August, Bangladesh posted a 12.73% decline in leather exports, as compared to the same period of last fiscal year. Only the leather goods segment grew in the period

Italian footwear exports to Russia increase despite the current context

Sep 12, 2023 / Italy
Exports of Italian footwear to Russia increased in value and volume in the first quarter of 2023, as compared to the same period last year

Final countdown to the next UITIC Congress has now begun

Sep 12, 2023 / Italy
With the definitive programme closed, expectations grow for the 21st edition of the International Congress of Technical Footwear, which will be held from the 20th to the 22nd of September in Milan

Portuguese ForEver celebrates its fiftieth anniversary

Sep 11, 2023 / Portugal
Founded in 1973 as a small footwear components factory, the Portuguese company quickly became a benchmark in the production of soles for the most renowned international brands

Dick's Sporting Goods reports a fall in profits

Sep 11, 2023 / United States
The sporting goods retailer posted a sales growth of 3.6% in the second quarter of 2023, on a comparable basis to the same period of 2022, but saw its profitability fall due to the impact of high stock reductions

Designer Brands President to step down

Sep 11, 2023 / United States
William Jordan, the President of Designers Brands and Camuto brand, will step down from both positions presumably on or before the 1st of December

Designer Brands posts sales decline

Sep 8, 2023 / United States
Despite recording another sales decline in the second quarter of fiscal 2023, the North American company reiterated its full year guidance after seeing some improvement from the prior quarter

John Varvatos joins Under Armour as Chief Design Officer

Sep 8, 2023 / United States
The US-based company has appointed John Varvatos as Chief Design Officer, effective as of the 11th of September. He had been consulting for Under Armour since earlier this year

Wolverine Worldwide sells US Leathers and Hush Puppies IP in Greater China

Sep 7, 2023 / United States
The company announced that its US Leathers business has been sold to New Balance and that Hush Puppies' intellectual property in Greater China will be sold to its current sublicense in the region

President of Journeys to retire in February 2024

Sep 7, 2023 / United States
After working at Genesco for 44 years, Mario Gallione, who became President of Journeys in 2017, will step down from his role in February 2024. Search for a successor is already underway

361 Degrees posts double-digit revenue growth

Sep 7, 2023 / China
The Chinese-based activewear company recorded an 18% revenue increase in the first semester of the year, as compared to the same period in 2022, driven by a boost in domestic consumption
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