World Footwear


Peruvian footwear producers claim 80% fall in sales

Dec 28, 2016 / Peru
Local groups representing shoe manufacturers argue the decline in sales in 2016 is the result of an increasing market share of imported shoes from Asia

ASICS campaign donates 50 000 shoes

Dec 28, 2016 / United States
ASICS Extra Mile initiative delivered over 1.5 million US dollars in shoe donations to Girls On The Run

Aquazzura unveils children's footwear line

Dec 27, 2016 / Italy
The Florence-based brand, headed by designer Edgardo Osorio, has unveiled its first collection for kids called Aquazzura Mini

Salvatore Ferragamo strengthens presence in Asia

Dec 26, 2016 / Asia
The Italy-based luxury brand announced to be in control of a 100% stake in four joint-venture companies, which control the company’s distribution in South Korea and South-East Asia

Pensole launches first class focusing on material design

Dec 26, 2016 / United States
The Footwear Design Academy announced the launch of Pensole|MLab Powered by Vibram, a hands-on, four-week, intensive design immersion program focused on material design

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

Payless Shoes to close in Australia

Dec 20, 2016 / Australia
One of Australia's largest independent shoe retailers, will close 132 stores across the country. 730 people will loose their jobs

GDP of the footwear sector falls by 7.1% in Mexico

Dec 19, 2016 / Mexico
According to local sources, during the current year the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the footwear industry registered a drop of 7.1%

Bo-Bell, Real shoes for real kids

Dec 19, 2016 / Portugal
A Portuguese footwear brand specialized in small sizes shoes for children

Selena Gomez is Coach’s new face

Dec 16, 2016 / United States
The New York-based design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands has announced its partnership with the actress and singer

Topline growth at Mulberry

Dec 15, 2016 / United Kingdom
The UK-based luxury brand has  announced unaudited results for the six months ended on the 30th of September 2016

Brazilian exports on the red

Dec 14, 2016 / Brazil
According to data analysed by Brazilian footwear exports in the first semester were down by 2.7% in terms of value, but registered a 3.3% increase in terms of volume, compared to the same period in 2015

Caleres acquires Allen Edmonds

Dec 14, 2016 / United States
The owner of a wide portfolio of footwear brands, such as Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman and Franco Sarto, has acquired Allen Edmonds from Brentwood Associates for 255 million US dollars, subject to certain adjustments

Pakistan’s footwear exports show a downward trend

Dec 12, 2016 / Pakistan
Although volume of exports has been stable in the last financial year, value of the sales abroad has fallen at a double-digit rate

RAP, for active kids

Dec 12, 2016 / Portugal
A brand born and raised in Portugal, but with a Danish touch which gives it a most distinguishable flair
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