World Footwear


Brazilian footwear industry shows worrying signs

Jul 8, 2014 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados exports were down 3.6% in the first 5 months of the year, while imports boosted (6.8% increase in the same period)

adidas teams up with Pensole to launch Earn Your Stripes

Jul 7, 2014 / United States
The initiative aims to attract aspiring designers to participate in an intensive design program created to find and develop the next generation of designers for adidas footwear

Nike’s net income rises driven by strong sales

Jul 4, 2014 / United States
Sporting goods giant reveals increase in fourth quarter sales boosted by growth in almost all regions. Full year performance with two digits growth (10% variation in revenue and net income growth)

Project Be Nature focus on developing sustainable products and materials

Jul 4, 2014 / Portugal
The project aiming to develop biodegradable leather with minor impact to the environment was a success, with the objectives completely met, and with the resulting materials and products already commercialized in the international markets

Russia increases footwear imports

Jul 3, 2014 / Russian Federation
During 2013 the Russian Federation imported 334 million pairs of footwear valued at 4 277.8 million USD, with quantities stable (0.7% variation compared to 2012) and growth in value (up by 6.9%). Exports registered solid two digits growth

Model Suki Waterhouse designs sneakers line for Superga UK

Jul 2, 2014 / Italy
The 22 years old model has teamed up with footwear brand Superga to launch a capsule collection of shoes

Lawsuits put footwear companies on the spot

Jul 1, 2014 / World
Skechers filed a lawsuit against Reebok International Ltd, alleging infringement of patents, and New Balance is taking action against Karl Lagerfeld’s brand

Ferragamo with continued growth

Jul 1, 2014 / Italy
The group’s revenue for the three month’s period ending 31st March was up by 6.0%. Group net profit for the first quarter reached 26 million euros, 6.9% up from similar period in 2013

Two Ten Footwear Foundation awards 0.8 million USD for scholarships

Jul 1, 2014 / United States
In its 45th year, the program has helped nearly 6 000 students with a total of 19 million USD granted in scholarships

Singapore with imports growing at 2 digits and with exports consolidation

Jun 30, 2014 / Singapore
79.6 million pairs of footwear valued at 670.0 million USD entered the country in 2013, with imports growing both in volume (6.9%) and value (13.6%). Exports consolidated during last year

New exhibition dedicated to footwear in the United States

Jun 30, 2014 / United States
Sole Obsession: 100 Years of Women’s Shoes from Kitten Heels to Power Pumps presents a range of dressy footwear, spanning from 1910 to 2010

Puma and Ferrari in a new footwear partnership

Jun 27, 2014 /
The Germany based footwear company introduces the Ferrari Limitate footwear collection, a limited edition line fusing Ferrari's class with Puma’s aesthetics

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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