World Footwear


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%

Japanese designer creates the fondue slippers

Jun 11, 2014 / Japan
The PVC shoes can mold to the feet like a second skin, using a process similar to dipping food in melted cheese

Fashion dictates rules in Japan

Oct 23, 2013 / Japan
Japanese consumers are looking for avant-garde footwear.
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