World Footwear


Asics invests in conductivity textiles

Feb 1, 2018 / Japan
The Japan-based footwear company has made its first investment, taking a stake in AI SILK Corporation, a venture company affiliated with Tohoku University and focused on developing conductive textiles

Japanese imports slow down

Jan 2, 2018 / Japan
The Japanese market is one of the most important ones for footwear companies. Imports of footwear by this Asian country registered a decline of 5.1% in the first semester of 2017

Asics wants to make soles in a microwave

Nov 6, 2017 / Japan
The Japanese brand is testing a new way to produce the midsoles of sneakers with microwave technology. Asics believe this can lead to usage of 90% less energy than standard production techniques

adidas opens footwear lab in Japan

Oct 4, 2017 / Innovation
The Germany-based brand has announced the opening of a new facility in Japan dedicated to development activities. It is the first center of this kind by adidas in the Asian country

Mulberry focus in Japan

Jul 13, 2017 / Japan
The London-based luxury brand has announced plans to launch a joint venture deal with Onward Global Fashion, a Japanese brand

Gola to enter Japan

Jun 8, 2017 / Japan
The British-based footwear brand is entering the Japanese market with its Spring / Summer 17 collection

Japanese footwear imports up by 4%

Oct 20, 2016 / Japan
According to data obtained by the, Japan has imported 2 688 million US dollars’ worth of footwear in the first half of the current year

Asics announces organizational restructuring

Jul 27, 2015 / Japan
The Japan-based company has announced an optimization of its global operations through the restructuring of the organization and the hiring new management leaders. The aim is to boost its Center of Excellence

Asics announces steady quarter

Jun 23, 2015 / Japan
The sporting goods group has declared the business was steady during the first quarter of the year, despite posting a double-digit profit decline

Asics is Tokyo 2020’s 10th Gold Partner

Apr 13, 2015 / Japan
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee welcomed ASICS Corporation as its tenth Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner, in the category “Sporting Goods" (Sports Apparel & Sports Equipment)

Crocs to deliver shoes using drones

Feb 23, 2015 / Japan
Shoe maker Crocs has announced a new temporary store in Tokyo, due to be open in March, where drones will be used to carry the shoes directly to customers. An innovative initiative in the footwear industry

Japanese artist shows that shoes tell a story

Sep 2, 2014 / Japan
Using four miles of red yarn, nearly 400 shoes and handwritten notes, Chiharu Shiota created her installation "Over the Continents." It officially opened at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the 30th of August

Hunter with new distribution strategy in Japan

Jul 25, 2014 / Japan
Hunter Boots Limited and Itochu Corporation announced an agreement to found a joint venture, Hunter Japan K.K., which will guarantee a new distribution strategy in Japan to coincide with the launch of the spring/summer 2015 selling season

Asics with two digits growth on net sales and net income

Jun 24, 2014 / Japan
The Japan based company announced consolidated net sales up by 26.6% reaching 2 375.7 million euros for year ending March 2014. Net income totaled 116.2 million euros, up by 17.0%
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