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Skechers named Mainstream Women’s Brand of the Year

May 26, 2017 / United States
The distinction occurred as part of the 2017 Drapers Footwear Awards. Skechers was also recently awarded Brand of the Year during the 2017 Footwear Industry Awards in February

Challenges & opportunities in sourcing countries

May 26, 2017 / World
With the demographic & economic changes that are occurring, will China remain as the main sourcing country for footwear?

4 innovative companies in the footwear business

May 26, 2017 / World
It’s not easy to grasp a slice of the footwear market, especially against big players. However, some companies are playing a bold game

Eco Friendly Shoes - a profitable opportunity

May 25, 2017 / World
Many footwear startups and professionals have realized that following consumer preferences can be highly profitable. In fact, we’re not talking only about aesthetics and comfort, but other features that consumers are demanding in their shoes, such as eco-friendly materials

Kering with outstanding revenue growth

May 25, 2017 / France
Consolidated revenue in the first quarter was up by 31.2% as reported. Revenue by luxury activities was up by 34.0% and sport & lifestyle activities up by 16.5%

How 3D printing is slowly changing footwear

May 24, 2017 / World
It's starting to be difficult to talk about innovation without mentioning 3D printing. The hype about this technology keeps increasing as many believe it will impact the way society and companies work

adidas to sell golf business

May 24, 2017 / Germany
adidas announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Ashworth golf brands to a newly formed affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, LP

Daniela Catraia creates footwear with architectural inspiration

May 23, 2017 / Portugal
Daniela Catraia is a young Portuguese footwear designer, graduated in both Architecture and in Footwear Design. Her creations share her name

Clarks profits with deep dive

May 23, 2017 / United Kingdom
The UK-based footwear brand posted a 43% decline in profits in the last financial year. A boost in sales (+8%) wasn’t enough to save the year’s performance

How different heels boosted the sales of a footwear brand

May 22, 2017 / Brazil
Design can be a great way for footwear companies and entrepreneurs to create a highly-differentiated product and standing out from the competition. Milaalovers is a Brazilian brand that has been thriving in the market due to their innovative heels

Footwear industry in Mexico faces shortage of workers

May 22, 2017 / Mexico
The industry in Jalisco faces a deficit of roughly 2 000 trained workers. At least, that is the belief of the CICEJ's new President, José Isabel Arias Frías

Why footwear companies should listen to their customers

May 19, 2017 / World
Innovation is key for players in the footwear industry that want to have a competitive advantage. But they should innovate in a way the consumer values

Geox reports increase in revenue

May 19, 2017 / Italy
The 1.2% increase in revenue posted by the Italy-based footwear brand was mainly driven by a positive performance of the wholesale channel (+6.3%) and online sales (which grew by more than 30%)

Why healthy footwear is important for consumers

May 18, 2017 / World
Having comfortable shoes is important, especially for consumers who are aware of the long-term issues of having poorly designed shoes. Can footwear companies adapt to consumers healthy preferences?

Brands producing ethical footwear

May 17, 2017 / World
In the competitive industry of footwear, brands like Indosole and Ethletlic standout in the market for being ethical producers
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