World Footwear


Here to stay, stories of young brands

Sep 19, 2017 / Portugal
They are born in the minds of young entrepreneurs. Some have family ties with the footwear industry, others were simply carried along by their love for shoes. Today we present 3 of these young brands 

Aerosoles files Chapter 11

Sep 15, 2017 / United States
The company will implement an operational and financial restructuring plan with the aim to revitalize the brand and focusing on growing ecommerce

DSW opens first warehouse in Saudi Arabia

Sep 15, 2017 / Africa
The Ohio-based company has announced the opening of its first warehouse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new warehouse, located at the Mall of Dhahran, marks the second DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America, after Oman

Irma impact on US retail could reach 2.75 billlon US dollars

Sep 14, 2017 / United States
According to the FDRA, the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America Association and based on estimates from Planalytics, a weather-analytics company 

Prada posts declining revenue while restructuring continues

Sep 13, 2017 / Italy
The Italy-based company continues its extensive restructuration process, and is focused on the digital transformation of the brand. Results for the first half of the year marked by declining revenue

Shoe Carnival expands board

Sep 13, 2017 / United States
The US-based retailer of footwear and accessories announced that its Board of Directors has elected Charles Tomm, a Principal at Heritage Capital Group, as a director effective from the 12th of September 

JJ Heitor, shaping great ideas

Sep 12, 2017 / Portugal
This is the motto of a Portugal-based company with 5 decades of existence and profound accumulated knowledge about the footwear industry

Foot Locker disappointed with results

Sep 11, 2017 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced second quarter comparable-store sales decreasing by 6.0% and total sales also falling by 4.4%. Foot Locker confirms disappointment with this new set of results

Genesco with challenging quarter

Sep 7, 2017 / United States
Net sales in the second quarter decreased by 1.4%. While presenting flat comparable sales, Genesco also posted a loss in the period

New Balance wins trademark infringement case in China

Sep 6, 2017 / China
A Chinese court has decided that local shoemakers must pay New Balance 1.5 million US dollars in damages and legal costs for infringing the American sportswear company’s signature slanting “N” logo.

361 Degrees revenue up by 9.5%

Sep 6, 2017 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based group announced revenue in the first half rose by 9.5%, totaling 2.8 billion renminbis for the period

Wolverine commits over 2.5 million US dollars to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Sep 6, 2017 / United States
The US-based company has announced it will allocate over 2.6 million US dollars to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts through financial, footwear and apparel donations

Cole Haan builds up presence in China

Sep 5, 2017 / China
The global lifestyle and accessories brand and retailer announced a long-term retail, wholesale and e-commerce distribution agreement with a subsidiary company of Sitoy Group Holdings Limited

Tony Miranda, the art of perfection

Sep 5, 2017 / Portugal
Tony Miranda is the first Portuguese designer of haute couture. Footwear is the new bet of the designer

Gallione named President of Journeys retail division

Sep 5, 2017 / United States
Genesco, the parent company, has named Mario Gallione President Of its Journeys Retail Division
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