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Innovation

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

Smart Shoes - When design and comfort isn't enough

May 9, 2017 / Innovation
Footwear companies have been partnering up with technological agencies to create innovative shoes with features and functions that go well beyond design

2 High-tech innovations that will change the footwear industry

May 8, 2017 / World
3D printing and Virtual reality are innovative technologies that companies are using to change the way consumers experience footwear

adidas introduces new 3D-printing process

Apr 10, 2017 / Germany
adidas has joined forces with Carbon, a Silicon Valley startup, to move 3D printing shoes from prototypes into mainstream retail

Nike’s self-lacing sneakers to cost 720 US dollars

Nov 28, 2016 / United States
Nike announced the retail price of its model HyperAdapt 1.0, the self-lacing model inspired by the 1985 movie Back to the Future Part II

SLEM starts new innovation program

Nov 17, 2016 / Netherlands
International innovation institute SLEM has developed a new 9-month program to inspire professionals and companies in new ways of thinking about footwear aiming to positively impact and improve the industry

Alibaba's new nodding payment system

Oct 12, 2016 / China
The China-based ecommerce giant demonstrated a payment service that will allow online buyers to pay for their purchases by nodding their heads

Lenovo launches smart running shoes

Jun 22, 2016 / China
During Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco this past week, the company revealed a smart running shoe with most features a fitness tracker demands

EasyJet tests new Sneakairs

May 20, 2016 / United Kingdom
The British low-cost airline has developed a prototype smart shoe designed to help tourists visiting their elected cities
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