World Footwear

Innovation

Is technology accelerating production and reducing labor?

Jun 14, 2017 / Innovation
We have been seeing multiple changes occurring in the footwear industry. Consumers are more demanding than ever and as a consequence, the need to adapt to changes is mandatory for companies in this industry

The shoes that glow at night

Jun 5, 2017 / World
adidas is showing that it wants to be on the edge of innovation in the footwear industry. The brand is releasing shoes that glow at night. How will consumers react to it?

Cork and footwear, a perfect mixture

Jun 2, 2017 / World
Cork is a clever option for footwear producers who wish to create something unique and environmental-friendly. It can also be a very profitable opportunity

How design is passing on to consumers

Jun 1, 2017 / World
Customization is a trend encouraging some footwear companies to offer new services to clients, in which they can design their own shoes

4 innovative companies in the footwear business

May 26, 2017 / World
It’s not easy to grasp a slice of the footwear market, especially against big players. However, some companies are playing a bold game

Eco Friendly Shoes - a profitable opportunity

May 25, 2017 / World
Many footwear startups and professionals have realized that following consumer preferences can be highly profitable. In fact, we’re not talking only about aesthetics and comfort, but other features that consumers are demanding in their shoes, such as eco-friendly materials

How 3D printing is slowly changing footwear

May 24, 2017 / World
It's starting to be difficult to talk about innovation without mentioning 3D printing. The hype about this technology keeps increasing as many believe it will impact the way society and companies work

Footwear industry in Mexico faces shortage of workers

May 22, 2017 / Mexico
The industry in Jalisco faces a deficit of roughly 2 000 trained workers. At least, that is the belief of the CICEJ's new President, José Isabel Arias Frías

Why footwear companies should listen to their customers

May 19, 2017 / World
Innovation is key for players in the footwear industry that want to have a competitive advantage. But they should innovate in a way the consumer values

How a shoe that grows can fight diseases

May 16, 2017 / World
Developing countries offer interesting opportunities for business innovation and growth. Kenton Lee created a shoe that grows, in order to make safer and healthier children who are exposed to soil-transmitted diseases

How cushioning technology is making adidas relevant again

May 15, 2017 / Innovation
adidas has been able to stand out once again in the athletic footwear market. Since its release, Boost, a cushioning technology, has proven to deliver what it promised: comfort and better performance

Smart Shoes - When design and comfort isn't enough

May 9, 2017 / Innovation
Footwear companies have been partnering up with technological agencies to create innovative shoes with features and functions that go well beyond design

2 High-tech innovations that will change the footwear industry

May 8, 2017 / World
3D printing and Virtual reality are innovative technologies that companies are using to change the way consumers experience footwear

What do consumers look for in terms of comfort?

Feb 14, 2017 / CEC
During the last GDS CEC presented the results of a survey to consumers indicating their needs and desires in terms of comfortable and fashionable shoes. The survey is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Fit2Com

SLEM starts new innovation program

Nov 17, 2016 / Netherlands
International innovation institute SLEM has developed a new 9-month program to inspire professionals and companies in new ways of thinking about footwear aiming to positively impact and improve the industry
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