World Footwear


Get ready for a complete event for leather, materials and fashion

Feb 24, 2017 / Hong Kong
Now approaching its 33rd edition APLF will present a complete event integrating leather, components, materials as well as fashion accessories and the latest trends being dominated by active wear and athleisure

Vietnam is not concerned with the US dropping the TPP

Feb 21, 2017 / Vietnam
The Asian country is one of the main footwear producers and exporters, and the US the largest consumer market for shoes. In 2016 Vietnam's footwear exports to the US grew by 9%

Did you know that cork-based shoes are healthier and more comfortable?

Feb 20, 2017 / Portugal
As light as resistant. As natural as sophisticated. As traditional as timeless. Cork can always make a perfect fit. At least is what they believe at Amorim Cork Composites

Fourth quarter growth boosts Ferragamo

Feb 18, 2017 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand reported revenue of 1.4 billion euros in 2016, a 1% increase on the previous year at current exchange rates (revenue down by 2% in constant rates)

Under Armour’s footwear revenue hits 1 billion US dollars

Feb 17, 2017 / United States
The Baltimore-based sports brand recorded revenue of 4.8 billion US dollars in 2016, up by 22% from the previous year, driven by strong performance in its footwear business

New regulations for textiles and footwear in Argentina

Feb 16, 2017 / Argentina
The Bureau of Trade of Argentina published a resolution requiring the presentation of a Product Composition Sworn Declaration (DJCP) to the Bureau of Trade of the Ministry of Production by manufacturers and importers of textile and footwear

Steve Madden acquires Schwartz & Benjamin

Feb 16, 2017 / United States
The New-York based designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories for women, men and children announced that it has completed the acquisition of the privately held Schwartz & Benjamin, Inc.

Attendance at theMICAM up by 5%

Feb 15, 2017 / Italy
The 83rd edition of the Milan trade show has closed with and attendance of 44 610 visitors

Aéropostale to reopen 500 stores

Feb 15, 2017 / United States
After filing for bankruptcy in May and getting acquired in September, the retailer has announced it will reopen stores in the US

What do consumers look for in terms of comfort?

Feb 14, 2017 / CEC
During the last GDS CEC presented the results of a survey to consumers indicating their needs and desires in terms of comfortable and fashionable shoes. The survey is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Fit2Com

Skechers with record sales

Feb 13, 2017 /
The US-based company has announced quarter sales of 764.3 million US dollars, increasing by 5.8% from similar period in 2015.  Record annual net sales of 3.56 billion US dollars were reported (+13.2%)

Freakloset, in the name of the customization

Feb 10, 2017 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based brand of customizable footwear has a portfolio of classic unisex models that promise to shake the market. At Freakloset you can choose the model, the color of the leather, the soles and laces

The farewell to GDS

Feb 10, 2017 / Germany
From the 7th to 9th of February the last edition of the GDS trade fair took place at the premises of Messe Düsseldorf. The Igedo Company will now take responsibility for the new shoe trade show at Areal Böhler as Gallery SHOES

Hermès overperforming the sector

Feb 9, 2017 / France
The luxury group announced sales up by 7.5% in 2016, despite the difficult context. Hermès consolidated its revenue and passed the 5 billion euros threshold

Footwear retail trade largely dissatisfied

Feb 8, 2017 / Germany
The BDSE confirmed that according to a recent survey with owner-run shoe retailers in Germany, 75% of shoe stores were unable to reach their previous year’s figures
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