World Footwear


Ellen Schmidt-Delvin: we are all looking to Europe to show us the next innovation

Premium ContentNov 30, 2022 / United States
Today we are sharing with you an interview with Ellen Schmidt-Delvin, Cofounder and Executive Director, University of Oregon. We have talked with Ellen about traceability, sustainability and innovation and all pressing issues of the footwear industry

Dr. Martens warns on full year profit margins

Nov 30, 2022 / United Kingdom
Despite a strong performance in the first half, the British label is concerned with full year profits due to weaker consumer demand, higher investment in its DTC channel and a stronger US dollar

Havaianas expands ReCycle initiative in Asia

Nov 30, 2022 / Brazil
The Havaianas Asia Pacific (APAC) division has committed to collecting 10% of the total sold flip-flops using Recycle stations in-stores across the region by 2030

Dior buys prints and manual finishings on leather specialist Art Lab

Nov 29, 2022 / Italy
According to the Milanese business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, the Parisian-based House has acquired the Tuscan company specialized in prints and handmade finishings on leather

Dick's Sporting Goods posts solid performance

Nov 28, 2022 / United States
The sporting goods retailer has reported a 7.7% net sales increase in the third quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period of last year, deciding to raise the full year outlook in result

MLV Shoes opens its first store

Nov 28, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand opened its first space in Lisbon to showcase the entire catalogue. So far, the brand could only be found online and in multi-brand sales points across the country

Designer Brands adds two names to the Board of Directors

Nov 28, 2022 / United States
The North-American company announced the appointment of Rich Paul and Tami J. Fersko to the Designer Brands Board of Directors as independent directors

New qualifications for designers of sustainable footwear

Nov 25, 2022 / World
The Erasmus+ SHOEDES training project aimed at promoting initiatives towards sustainable product designers is calling out footwear designers, industry technicians and students to take part of the project by filling out training needs questionnaire

Strong third quarter for Caleres

Nov 25, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear group posted record quarterly consolidated net sales of 798.3 million US dollars in the third quarter of 2022, driven by the performance of the Brand Portfolio Segment

Shoe Carnival announces third quarter results

Nov 24, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear retailer reported a sales decline of 4% in the third quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period of 2021, in which results were impacted by governmental stimulus

Gucci's Creative Director Alessandro Michele steps down

Nov 24, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury House has announced that the Rome-born designer is stepping down as Creative Director, effective immediately, after almost eight years in the job

Ecco Leather teams up with mycelium technology company Ecovative

Nov 24, 2022 / Denmark
The global tannery, which is part of the Danish footwear brand Ecco, has partnered up with Ecovative to develop and commercialize mycelium materials for a range of new products

Tod's posts sales increase

Nov 23, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted a sales growth of 16.4% through September, year-over-year. Sales picked up in the third quarter in Greater China, but demand remains volatile in this region

Foot Locker raises guidance

Nov 22, 2022 / United States
After reporting "better-than-expected results" in the third quarter of 2022, the US-based retailer announced that it has raised its full year outlook

Recycled footwear foam maker Blumaka starts producing in Central America

Nov 22, 2022 / United States
The Californian-based producer of footwear components has signed a lease on a manufacturing facility in El Salvador to expand production and provide US shoemakers with a closer production option
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