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Portugal on its way to organise the XX UITIC Congress

Feb 5, 2016 / Portugal
The Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) returns to Europe in its next edition due to be held in 2018

Yves Morin, President of the UITIC, live on World Footwear

Jan 26, 2016 / India
The 19th Congress of the UITIC - International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians will take place in Chennai from the 3rd to the 5th of February. Mr. Yves Morin is the President of the UITIC and CEO of the CTC Groupe

Under Armour launches connected fitness product portfolio

Jan 8, 2016 / United States
The US-based company announced its first connected fitness system, which includes a HealthBox Powered by the app UA Record and the brand’s first smart shoes

NEWALK project presents results

Dec 30, 2015 / Portugal
Areas of research included materials, components and technology for footwear

Stride Rite develops odor-eliminating footwear

Nov 9, 2015 / United States
The US based company has signed a licensing agreement with Genius Brands International, the licensing agent for the micro-encapsulation company Celessence Technologies

The increasing value of green and responsible labels

Nov 6, 2015 / Portugal
The study Footwear Consumer 2030 predicts that in the next 15 years sustainability issues will raise new questions for brands and businesses, especially as public scrutiny tends to intensify

JD.com opens US office

Oct 14, 2015 / United States
China’s largest online direct sales company, has opened its first US facility, a new research and development center located in Silicon Valley

Helsar creates high-heeled shoe for cycling

Sep 15, 2015 / Portugal
The Portugal-based company, specialized in women’s footwear, has created a new line of shoes, by combining two passions: fashion and biking

Feetz raises 1.25 million US dollars for new investments

Mar 25, 2015 / United States
The US-based company specialized in customizable footwear using 3D printing reached a 1.25 million US dollars seed round

Get to know Shoefitr

Mar 3, 2015 / United States
This new online platform uses 3D scanning technology to help online shoppers find the correct fit when buying shoes, helping to reduce common problems when buying online products with different sizes

Nanotechnologies applied to footwear in European project

Jul 10, 2014 / Europe
The joint European consortium is looking into materials, components and footwear with enhanced comfort properties based on nanotechnologies

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

European Union imposes restrictions to chromium

May 30, 2014 / European Union
Additional restrictions on hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) in leather items that come into direct and repeated contact with the skin should be in effect next year in the European Union (EU)

Business leader of GORE-TEX® Footwear Sport and Outdoor live on World Footwear

May 26, 2014 / United States
The interview follows the recent announcement of an innovative GORE-TEX footwear technology

adidas to let customers put Instagram photos on their shoes

May 21, 2014 / Germany
The Germany based brand has announced that by the end of summer a new APP for iPhone and Android phones will allow Instagram photos to be printed on their shoes
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