World Footwear


GDS turns into Gallery Shoes

Feb 7, 2017 / Germany
The new concept show will be launched in August 2017, with the Igedo Company taking over the responsability

New leadership appointments at Wolverine

Feb 7, 2017 /
The announcement is made while the company continues to implement its global growth and accelerating transformation initiatives

Sri Lanka to launch first footwear and leather hub

Feb 6, 2017 / Sri Lanka
According to Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, the first footwear and leather industry city will be created in the Eastern province of the country

Nordstrom announces its largest-ever donation

Feb 6, 2017 / United States
Donation is to be made from Treasure&Bond, the company's give-back brand that donates 2.5% of net sales to nonprofit organizations empowering youth

New qualifications profile in Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Feb 2, 2017 / CEC
The new profile and training programme was created as part of the development of the European Erasmus+ funded project High-End Shoe (HES)

Tod’s improves performance in the last quarter

Feb 1, 2017 / Italy
Poor performance by the categories Shoes and Leather Goods and Accessories (-3.0% and -10.9%). Revenue grows as driven by Apparel and Other products

Launch of new Erasmus+ project on digital skills

Jan 30, 2017 / CEC
CEC, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry, has announced the new project on Digital Skills for Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear Industries

Vans with 50 000 US dollars high school program

Jan 30, 2017 / United States
The US-based footwear manufacturer is sponsoring its eighth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition, inviting high school art students to embrace creativity

Jimmy Choo with record revenue

Jan 28, 2017 / United Kingdom
The famous designer house reported sales growing by 15% in 2016, helped by strong growth in Asia, continued solid growth in Europe and Japan and improving trends in US retail

Nicaragua to focus on athletic shoes

Jan 27, 2017 / Nicaragua
Several dozens of local footwear manufacturers have been asked by the industry association Camcunic to focus on making athletic footwear

Finish Line to exit JackRabbit

Jan 26, 2017 / United States
The athletic retailer announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of CriticalPoint Capital, a Los Angeles based private investment firm, to exit the JackRabbit business

Manolo Blahnik with retrospective exhibition

Jan 25, 2017 / Italy
Running until the 9th of April the retrospective “Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes” showcases 212 shoes, selected from more than 30 000 styles and 80 sketches

Athletic footwear sales lost momentum in the US

Jan 24, 2017 / United States
According to the NPD Group, US athletic footwear results in the fourth quarter contracted following a soft third quarter. This reflects a shift in the second half of the year that contradicts the dynamics of the beginning of 2016

Eureka celebrates 30 years

Jan 24, 2017 / Portugal
With a constant presence in the main national runways, a network of 30 stores throughout the world, the Portugal-based brand just celebrated 3 decades of existence

Half a billion dollars' loss for American consumers

Jan 23, 2017 / United States
The words are from Matt Priest, President and CEO footwear association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, reacting to the US withdrawal from the TPP signed today
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