World Footwear

Innovation

Merrell launches beta version of shoe adviser app

Apr 26, 2022 / United States
The Wolverine Worldwide brand partnered up with the smartphone 3D body scanning technology NetVirta to launch a mobile app that ensures accurate shoe fit recommendations

Covestro: towards a climate-neutral future

Premium ContentApr 22, 2022 / Germany
We spoke with Tony Wu, Global Product Manager for Textile Coatings, and Dr. Dirk Achten, Head of Modern Coatings & Adhesive Technologies, to discuss how sustainability and innovation fuel the company’s growth, and which solutions best serve the footwear industry

OrthoLite launches new ESD insole technology for work and service footwear

Apr 19, 2022 / United States
The US-based company has introduced the solution OrthoLite ESD Shield, reportedly, the "world’s first and only" mechanically-bonded electrostatic discharge protection insole technology

Adidas launches digital Ozworld experience

Apr 8, 2022 / Germany
To celebrate the release of the latest Ozworld collection, adidas Original has launched the world’s first personality-based AI-generated avatar creation platform

Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

lululemon enters the footwear category

Mar 21, 2022 / Canada
The performance apparel company will release four running shoe models specially designed for women first throughout 2022

Portuguese footwear honours the national culture

Mar 18, 2022 / Portugal
The latest campaign promoted by APICCAPS pays homage to the works and main artists of the Portuguese scene, reinforcing the premise that the footwear industry is an ally of art

MICAM to focus on sustainability

Mar 10, 2022 / Italy
The upcoming edition of the international footwear trade show at Fiera Milano Rho, to be held from the 13th to the 15th of March, will carry several initiatives centred around sustainability

Asics partners up with virtual training platform

Feb 16, 2022 / Japan
As part of the company's digital expansion strategy, Asics is joining forces with the online platform Zwift to create online running experiences that can assist runners achieving their goals

Rising inflation is a top concern for global CEO’s

Feb 2, 2022 / World
According to the 2022 C-Suite Outlook survey, rising inflation, labour shortages, supply chain disruptions and changing consumer behaviours are the top-of-mind concerns for executives

Prada and adidas head into the metaverse

Jan 28, 2022 / Germany
The brands have joined forces on a user-generated NFT and creator-owned art project. adidas for Prada re-source brings into metaverse their latest collaboration

La Maison des Startups LVMH chooses 23 new startups

Jan 24, 2022 / France
The luxury group has selected 23 new startups to join in the accelerator programme La Maison des Startups LVMH, which fosters the development of innovative solutions for the luxury industry

Coats launches fibre-laying technology for footwear

Jan 20, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British industrial thread manufacturer has launched Lattice Lite Eco, which uses sustainable materials, to create footwear composite materials

Fashion bets on data-analysis science

Jan 4, 2022 / World
The Retail Data-Forwardness Index shows that 22 leading global fashion companies employed 40.3% more data related professionals in 2021 than in 2020

Asics Accelerator Programme open for applications

Dec 29, 2021 / Japan
The Japan-based sportswear giant is inviting potential candidates to submit their proposals until the 14th of February 2022, under the theme ‘sports- 3 years from now’
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