World Footwear


EU Shoes Your Life Jump Out event discusses new approach to STEAM jobs

Dec 22, 2023 / Europe
The EU Jump Out event for the Shoes Your Life (SYL) project, held on the 28th of November in Brussels, debated how digitalization can be used to improve educational opportunities in STEAM careers

Digital FabLab Project has successfully come to an end

Aug 7, 2023 / CEC
Launched in 2021 to contribute the rapid transformation of digital education in the footwear industry, the Erasmus+ Digital FabLab Project, implemented by partners from several European countries, has officially ended

Imports of footwear with a dark picture in the first semester

Premium ContentNov 9, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The most recent statistics for footwear trade in 2020 show a very dark, albeit expected, picture. In the first semester of the year, footwear imports fell in almost every country

Success Road: social partners as key actors in assisting the transfer process of EU family business

Oct 28, 2020 / European Union
Last week, the Interreg Europe Success Road project consortium met virtually with Spanish public and private stakeholders to debate on the role of social partners in facilitating the transfer process of EU family businesses

vanHaren to take over 43 Brantano shoe stores

Sep 9, 2020 / Belgium
Part of the German Deichmann SE group, one of Europe’s largest shoe retailers, vanHaren has 143 stores in The Netherlands and 16 shops in Belgium, whose network of locations will increase with the acquisition

Footwear back in business in Europe

Premium ContentMay 12, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As European countries face the different stages of the sanitary crisis, they are also working on the re-opening of the economies. Today we bring you updates from Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and Poland

Belgium: start of the summer sales put back to 1st of August

Apr 17, 2020 / Belgium
This year’s summer sales will start a month later than normal in Belgium. The decision to postpone the start of the sales by a month is an attempt to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on retail

European footwear focused on increasing sustainability

Dec 10, 2018 / CEC
The kick-off meeting of the project LIFE GreenShoes4All, gathering several key European stakeholders, took place in Porto last week

Belgium continues to strength its position

Jan 4, 2018 / Belgium
Belgium stands out in the international arena as a country with a 2.1 billion USD trade balance and barely no production (less than 1 million pairs in 2016). In the first semester of 2017 exports increased by 3.9% (value)

Skechers expands its European Distribution Center

Jul 19, 2016 / Belgium
The footwear giant announced the completion of the 4th phase of an expansion to its European Distribution Center (EDC) in Belgium with an additional 26 500 m2

Designer creates 3D printed heels

Sep 3, 2014 / Belgium
The heels designed by Katrien Herdewyn are detachable from the main body and represent the 7 deadly sins

Macintosh Retail Group sells Scapino stores

Aug 27, 2014 / Belgium
Macintosh has reached an agreement with DFM Participaties BV for the sale of SC Retail NV, which operates 24 Scapino stores in Belgium. The sale will take effect in November
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