World Footwear


European footwear focused on increasing sustainability

Dec 10, 2018 / CEC
The kick-off meeting of the project LIFE GreenShoes4All, gathering several key European stakeholders, took place in Porto last week

A'RCOPEDICO’s investment in retail

Oct 11, 2018 / Portugal
A new investment by the Portuguese-based brand, focusing on comfort shoes, should result in the opening of two new retail sites. One in Lisbon and the other in Seville (Spain)

Spain consolidates value of footwear exports

Oct 2, 2018 / Spain
According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, during the first semester the country's footwear exports increased by 1.2% in value terms

Manolo Blahnik new focus on men’s shoes

Jun 21, 2018 / Spain
The Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand launched his first men’s shoe collection in the 1970s. He is opening his first men’s boutique in London’s Burlington Arcade and aims to make men’s shoes 20% of the business

Global footwear together for free and fair trade

May 24, 2018 / World
Wishing to give a strong signal against the protectionist movements recently emerging in several parts of the globe, representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of various continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

Florencia Marco faces liquidation

Dec 8, 2017 / Spain
The parent company of brand Rebeca Sanver is on the point of being liquidated. Florencia Marco entered administration in October and have reached the point of no possible agreement with its creditors

Vivarte sells Merkal Calzados

Dec 4, 2017 / Spain
The sale of the Spanish footwear brand to British private equity firm OpCapita is part of the ongoing restructuring program of the French retailer

adidas appoints new managers for Europe

Nov 24, 2017 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear group has appointed new General Managers for its operations in important Europe markets. France, Italy and Iberia will have new business heads

Momad Shoes in line with expectations

Oct 4, 2017 / Spain
The fourth edition of the trade shoe meets expectations and receives 5% more professional visitors

Spain focus on diversification of markets

Sep 26, 2017 / Spain
During the first half of 2017, Spain exported 87 million pairs of shoes with a total value of 1 376.6 million euros. FICE, the local Footwear Federation, highlights the importance of focusing in the diversification of markets

New edition of Momad Shoes kicks off today

Sep 22, 2017 / Spain
Over 200 exhibitors and more than 350 brands will be gathering in Madrid for presenting the new collections for Spring-Summer 2018 during the fourth edition of the Momad Shoes

Spanish footwear exports down by 1%

Jun 9, 2017 / Spain
According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, the value of footwear exports has fallen in the first trimester of the year, compared to similar period in 2016. Volume of exports up by 3.4%

Spanish footwear exports down by 7.8%

Jan 10, 2017 / Spain
According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, the value of footwear exports has fallen in the first nine months of the year, compared to similar period in 2015. This is the first fall in such period since 2008

Nike and La Liga renew partnership

Jul 7, 2016 / Spain
The two organizations confirmed the extension of their partnership until 2019
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