World Footwear

United States

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk aims at 2 million US dollars

Oct 18, 2019 / United States
California’s largest walk for children with special needs and education, the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk launches its second decade with a 2 million US dollars fundraising goal

AAFA remains concerned with tariffs war

Oct 17, 2019 / United States
Despite the announcement by the Trump Administration to pause tariff rate increases, the American Apparel & Footwear Association remains concerned

Nike is sizing down production in Argentina

Oct 17, 2019 / Argentina
According to reports by Argentina-based newspaper Pagina 12 the US-based sportswear giant is reducing its local production. Replacing the local capacity by imports might be on the pipeline

Iconix reports weak quarter

Oct 17, 2019 / United States
In the second quarter of the current fiscal year Iconix registered total revenue of 34.4 million US dollars (50.2 million US dollars last year). A decline across the different business segments

AAFA President still has concerns with the trade war

Oct 16, 2019 / United States
Rick Helfenbein, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association was interviewed by Bloomberg and he was not enthusiastic with the phase one trade deal

Allbirds to expand footprint

Oct 16, 2019 / United States
Online shoe brand Allbirds plans to more than double its store network in 2020. The brand says it cannot ignore most sales take place in the brick and mortar arena

US-China phase one trade deal announced

Oct 14, 2019 / United States
As part of the deal, the tariffs on the first 250 billion US dollars in trade will not increase to 30% on Tuesday as planned

Jesus Shoes sold out in a minute

Oct 11, 2019 / United States
With holy water from the Jordan River on the sole, the Jesus Shoes sold out in a minute. The base model, the Nike Air Max 97 has a selling price around 160 US dollars

US is the main destination of Brazilian footwear exports

Oct 10, 2019 / Brazil
According to data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), 9.47 million pairs were shipped in August, 7.4% more than in the same month of 2018

VF Corp wants to mitigate the global climate crisis

Oct 7, 2019 / United States
With a new leader for Sustainability taking the reigns of the theme inside the group, VF continues their environemy oriented actions and says it is ready to lead the way towards new approaches

New US campaign encourages to choose real leather

Oct 4, 2019 / United States
The global campaign features a new consumer-focused website and social media channels to amplify its central message: to choose and celebrate real leather. The USHSLA coordinates the initiative

Apex Global Brands adjusts outlook

Oct 3, 2019 / United States
The company reported second quarter results and took the opportunity to lower its fiscal year outlook due to economic uncertainty, Brexit and the impact of a weakened British pound sterling and Euro

Caleres updates strategic growth plan and financial targets

Oct 2, 2019 / United States
The US-based footwear giant underlined its focus on customer, products and innovation to ensure a winning strategy. Caleres also introduced its 2022 financial targets

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2019 / United States
The fast fashion retailer of clothing and accessories filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Forever 21 plans to close most of its stores in Asia and Europe

Skechers announces 85% reduction of plastic in its footwear packaging

Sep 27, 2019 / United States
The US-based footwear brand announced that since 2016 the use of plastic in its footwear packaging was reduced by 85% to 10% of its foot forms, all of which is recyclable
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