World Footwear

Innovation

European industry working towards sustainability

Sep 26, 2019 / Portugal
Project LIFE GreenShoes4All, co-funded by the European Commission, will implement and promote a method to measure the environmental performance of each shoe and a green label. The project also seeks to propose and disseminate innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling strategies

Facebook reveals its Libra cryptocurrency

Jun 19, 2019 / Innovation
Libra was announced as a low-volatility cryptocurrency, powered by a smart contract platform that’s designed to be secure, scalable, and reliable. The cryptocurrency is governed by non-profit Libra Association based in Geneva

The importance of design in sustainable footwear

Jun 14, 2019 / Portugal
An increasing number of companies are focusing on products based on recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable materials and more durable products and the design element is key on the whole process

Portuguese Footwear Industry new Shoe FabLab

Mar 6, 2019 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre (CTCP) has created a new prototype space where creators can find support to develop prototypes and sample collections

FAMEST: a new generation of products

Jan 29, 2019 / Portugal
On the 9th of January, the FAMEST project partners met at the headquarters of the CTCP in São João da Madeira to present a new generation of products in key areas of the Footwear and Fashion Cluster

Portuguese footwear strengthens digital focus

Jan 23, 2019 / Portugal
The CTCP, Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre, promoted an event to present new technologies for the local footwear cluster, developed through projects integrated in its digital strategy

Technology to cut down on defects

Sep 14, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

The rise of the digital in the footwear industry - part 2

Sep 11, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

The rise of the digital in the footwear industry

Aug 10, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. Reduce the response time and increase flexibility, efficiency and quality while considering security and environment is just the tip of the iceberg

inov-8 launches world’s first graphene shoes

Jul 9, 2018 / United Kingdom
The sports shoes, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester, are reportedly 50% more resistant to wear than the corresponding industry standard

ECCO steps into customised footwear with 3D printing

Jul 4, 2018 / Denmark
Danish shoe manufacturer ECCO combines 3D scanning and 3D printing to realise fully customised sneakers in just a few hours

New carbon-based desiccant will keep footwear fresh

Jun 28, 2018 / Australia
A team of Australian researchers has discovered a new super-efficient drying agent made up of graphene oxide to be integrated in shoe soles to control odour and moisture

The world’s smallest shoe factory

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
The UNEEKBOT is not yet in a future where a robot scans the foot and builds a bespoke pair of shoes, but it allows made-to-order sandals in six minutes

Asics wants to make soles in a microwave

Nov 6, 2017 / Japan
The Japanese brand is testing a new way to produce the midsoles of sneakers with microwave technology. Asics believe this can lead to usage of 90% less energy than standard production techniques

Nike offers shoes customised in 90 minutes

Sep 8, 2017 / United States
For decades, Nike has worked directly with athletes to create cutting-edge and highly personalized products. Now the brand wants to start to expand this concept
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