World Footwear


Vietnamese footwear exports consolidate growth

Jul 14, 2014 / Vietnam
The General Department of Customs in Vietnam released the numbers for footwear exports in the first five months of the year and sales abroad registered an 21.2% increment compared to previous period last year, reaching 3 888.9 million US dollars

Portuguese footwear designer Luís Onofre in interview

Jul 9, 2014 / Portugal
One of the most renowned Portuguese designers, with a considerable list of famous customers, Luís Onofre creates luxurious shoes that are currently sold in over 40 countries 

Basketball related footwear accounts for one quarter of all athletic footwear sales in the US

Jul 9, 2014 / United States
According to the NPD Group, a global information company, basketball footwear was up 21% in an athletic footwear market (down 4% overall) in the 12 months’ period ending April 2014

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)

European Union footwear market with solid growth

Jul 8, 2014 / European Union
During the first quarter of 2014 the European Union registered a 7% increase in both quantities and value of footwear imported, after a modest increase of 3% in 2013. Growth also characterized the exports in the overall performance of the Union (quantities up by 15% and value up by 8%)

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

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

Portuguese company reinterprets the cultural inheritance of the country with its leather products

Jun 30, 2014 / Portugal
Ideal & Co, Living Heritage is a brand created in 2012 and 100% Portuguese, aiming to “reinterpret, preserve and share the beauty of what is genuine and Made in Portugal”

Chinese footwear exports continue with upward trend

Jun 24, 2014 / China
China’s footwear exports in 2013 reached 10 577 million pairs valued at 48 145 million USD, growing 5.0% in volume and 8.5% in value from the previous year

United Kingdom with frozen footwear imports

Jun 23, 2014 / United Kingdom
In 2013, the British industry maintained the same levels of imports as registered in 2012. Exports grew at two digits

Portuguese brands innovate while getting inspired by tradition

Jun 23, 2014 / Portugal
Cultural roots are the inspirational starting point for footwear brands in Portugal. Lazuli, Pelcor, rutz and Green Boots are examples of this recent trend

Collective trademark for Nepali footwear launched

Jun 12, 2014 / Nepal
The Leather Goods and Footwear Manufacturers’ Association of Nepal (LGFMAN) has launched a collective trademark for use on locally manufactured footwear

Kyaia, owner of the Fly London brand, celebrates 30 years and announces 2024 targets

Jun 5, 2014 / Portugal
The largest Portuguese footwear group grew 8% last year and aims to double its turnover in the next 10 years

Portuguese footwear exports with two digits growth

May 30, 2014 / Portugal
According to APICCAPS, during the first quarter of the year Portuguese footwear exports reached 484.4 million euros, increasing 10.8% from similar period last year

South Africa footwear imports with slight growth

May 19, 2014 / South Africa
In 2013 South Africa footwear imports reached 211.1 million pairs valued at 948.8 million USD, growing 4.2% and 1.1% from 2012, respectively. Exports stabilized at 2012 levels
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