World Footwear


Interview with Miguel Pomares from Ecoalf

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / Spain
At the latest edition of the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul, we took the opportunity to speak with Miguel Pomares, Senior Footwear Specialist at the Spanish-based brand Ecoalf. Read the interview today

UK Retail: challenging times may be ahead after disappointing fourth quarter in 2023

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / United Kingdom
Retail sales of clothing and footwear disappointed in the last quarter of the year after a promising start on Black Friday. This is not particularly surprising given that prices in the category fell more slowly than overall prices and items remain relatively more expensive, making consumers more cautious in their choices. There are some long-term positive signs for retailers when it comes to consumer confidence, but there are likely to be some bumps in the road in the meantime

Puma names new head of global brand strategy

Feb 15, 2024 / Germany
The German-based company has named Julie Legrand as Senior Director of Global Brand Strategy. She has been tasked with the definition and execution of Puma’s strategy to increase brand awareness

Physical and Chemical Tests: What tests should a footwear brand perform on their products?

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to testing in the footwear industry. Learn all about testing and understand what physical and chemical tests are, and which ones are relevant for your products and why

More than 1 800 brands expected at The Atlanta Shoe Market

Jan 24, 2024 / United States
The US footwear trade event is set to host more than 1 800 brands at its next edition, which will take place from the 17th to the 19th of February at the Cobb Galleria Centre in northwest Atlanta

ABG partners with BBC International to grow DC Shoes

Jan 10, 2024 / United States
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has announced a partnership with BBC International for DC Shoes. BBC will design, manufacture and wholesale distribute the footwear brand in the US and Canada

Latest Authentic Brands partnerships in Asia

Dec 30, 2023 / United States
The New York-based brand management company has expanded its partnership with Liberated for Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Indonesia and signed another with BRJ Group for Japan and Taiwan

More on acquisitions in the European footwear sector

Dec 26, 2023 / Europe
The past two months have seen a number of transactions. The Italian shoemakers Dema and Asso have new owners. The Austrian retailer Leder & Schuh has acquired the brand rights of Delka

Caprice acquires Peter Kaiser

Dec 21, 2023 / Germany
The Pirmasens-based footwear manufacturer Caprice has acquired Peter Kaiser, one of Europe’s oldest women’s shoe brands. The company was declared insolvent in 2020

Portuguese footwear arrives in Versailles

Dec 19, 2023 / Portugal
The emblematic Château de Versailles has chosen the footwear of the Portuguese brand Uniform Shoes to equip its reception and management teams

50 years of Portuguese Felmini

Dec 12, 2023 / Portugal
Founded in 1973 by Joaquim Moreira, the women's shoes brand is present in more than 35 countries worldwide and has 1 500 points of sale in countries such as Italy, France, Germany and Spain

World Footwear Voices: interview with Haroldo Ferreira from ABICALÇADOS

Premium ContentDec 11, 2023 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Haroldo Ferreira, Executive President of ABICALÇADOS, the Brazilian Footwear Industry Association. This is the first episode of the new World Footwear Voices

New creative director at Tod’s

Dec 11, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has appointed Matteo Tamburini as Creative Director of the Tod’s brand. He succeeds Walter Chiapponi, who stepped down in July

Romika, Westland and Gerry Weber brands to be marketed under the Josef Seibel umbrella

Dec 7, 2023 / Germany
The German shoe manufacturer Josef Seibel has announced that it will consolidate and market the Romika, Westland and Gerry Weber brands under the company's name from the fall/winter 2024 season

LAST CALL!! Join the 9th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Dec 4, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
The is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views on the current business situation. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. WE WANT TO HEAR YOU!
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