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 

Currency fluctuation continues to impact Brazil's exports

Sep 19, 2017 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, the country’s footwear exports continue to suffer negative impacts from currency fluctuation. Analysis should focus on the volumes sold abroad

High-End Shoe presents final conference

Sep 18, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ project High-End Shoe will hold its final conference on the 19th of September 2017 from 3pm to 5pm at theMICAM shoe fair in Milan

84th edition of theMICAM starts tomorrow

Sep 16, 2017 / Italy
The footwear industry will gather in Milan from tomorrow until the 20th. The presence of some high-end brands continues to be one of the highlights of the event

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 

Consumption in Asia with a new all-time high

Sep 12, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
Asia continues to increase its lead as the largest footwear-consuming continent, as its share of consumption (54%) approaches its share of the world population (60%)

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

Shoesstar to be held in Azerbaijan for the first time

Sep 11, 2017 / America
The international specialized Shoesstar-Middle East footwear exhibition will be held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, for the first time

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

ACLE closes confirming a drop in prices

Sep 8, 2017 / China
The latest edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) was held in Shanghai from the 30th August to the 1st September. According to the organization a 25% - 30% decline in leather prices was registered since APLF took place by the end of March
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