World Footwear


American Dad commemorative shoes released by adidas

Oct 8, 2014 / United States
The adidas Originals collaboration with Seth MacFarlane's American Dad! animated series has been officially announced

adidas announces new creative design studio

Sep 25, 2014 / United States
German brand will open a new design studio in Brooklyn early next year. Staff will included three design veterans recruited from Nike

Investment group acquires Scholl Footwear

Jul 25, 2014 / United Kingdom
Germany based private equity firm Aurelius has agreed to acquire footwear brand Scholl

Kirstin Deutelmoser, GDS Director, live on World Footwear

Jun 27, 2014 / Germany
The interview focus on the next edition of the GDS fair, taking place between 30th of July and 1st of August

schuhkurier with a special edition dedicated to GDS

May 26, 2014 /
The German footwear magazine issued a new edition focusing on the next edition of the GDS trade fair

adidas to let customers put Instagram photos on their shoes

May 21, 2014 / Germany
The Germany based brand has announced that by the end of summer a new APP for iPhone and Android phones will allow Instagram photos to be printed on their shoes

German footwear industry on the recovery path

Apr 16, 2014 /
In 2013 Germany exported 185 million pairs of shoes, valued at 3 303 million euros, which represented an increase of 5.3% and 10.1%, respectively. The average price of German footwear grew 4.6% and now reaches 17.90 euros

Puma announced sales down by 3% in 2013

Apr 1, 2014 /
Puma’s consolidated sales for 2013 declined by 3% currency adjusted to around 3 billion euros, and company’s gross profit margin decreased to 46.5%. For the fourth quarter, Puma consolidated sales at 698 million euros, a 4.7% currency adjusted decline.

adidas group announced 2013 results

Mar 31, 2014 /
In 2013, adidas generated net income of 787 million euros, a 49.3% growth from previous year, despite a 2.6% deterioration on net sales from 14.883 million euros in 2012 to 14.492 million euros in 2013.

GDS fair closes surrounded with positive expectations

Mar 19, 2014 /
From the 12th to the 14th of March the shoe world gathered in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the GDS fair, the international event for shoes & accessories. Global Shoes, the sourcing trade fair kicked off a day earlier.
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