World Footwear


Foot Locker is getting closer to women

Jan 29, 2018 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced a strategic investment in Carbon38, taking a minority stake in the women’s luxury active apparel company

Programme of the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Oct 6, 2017 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto in 2018

Shoe Carnival testing Puma shops

Sep 29, 2017 / United States
Cliff Sifford, President and CEO of Shoe Carnival, revealed the retailer is testing Puma in-store shops in several locations to solidify its dominance of athletic footwear

Consumer spending continues to fall in the UK

Aug 7, 2017 / United Kingdom
In July consumer spending fell by -0.8% on an annual basis, following declines in May and June. Transport & Communication (-6.1%) and Clothing & Footwear (-5.2%) saw the most marked reductions in spend

Domestic consumption in Argentina continues to fall

Jul 18, 2017 / Argentina
According to the local entities domestic sales of leather footwear in the country has fallen by an estimated 30% since the beginning of 2017 compared with similar period last year

Why healthy footwear is important for consumers

May 18, 2017 / World
Having comfortable shoes is important, especially for consumers who are aware of the long-term issues of having poorly designed shoes. Can footwear companies adapt to consumers healthy preferences?

Brands producing ethical footwear

May 17, 2017 / World
In the competitive industry of footwear, brands like Indosole and Ethletlic standout in the market for being ethical producers

Challenges and opportunities for footwear producers

May 11, 2017 / World
The rapid pace of urbanization and the constantly-changing consumer preferences are affecting footwear markets. Companies in this sector should be prepared to face these challenges

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

Fast paced growing imports threatening the Argentinian industry

Feb 28, 2017 / Argentina
The growth of 62% in footwear imports so far this year combined with the fall in domestic consumption and the rise in production costs had a strong impact on the sector

Footwear retail trade largely dissatisfied

Feb 8, 2017 / Germany
The BDSE confirmed that according to a recent survey with owner-run shoe retailers in Germany, 75% of shoe stores were unable to reach their previous year’s figures

Athletic footwear sales lost momentum in the US

Jan 24, 2017 / United States
According to the NPD Group, US athletic footwear results in the fourth quarter contracted following a soft third quarter. This reflects a shift in the second half of the year that contradicts the dynamics of the beginning of 2016

Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit

Dec 10, 2016 / Venezuela
One of the world's highest inflation rate has led to a low level of disposable income for Venezuelans, in an economy struggling with chronic shortages of goods

Cyber Monday sets new online sales record

Dec 1, 2016 / United States
The Monday after Thanksgiving hit a new online record for the US with an estimated 3.45 billion US dollars spent via ecommerce, a 12.1% increase over a year ago

Our industry will continue to suffer in the coming years

Nov 25, 2016 / France
The words are from Claude Paquin, Presidente of the FFC, elected earlier in the year and succeeding Jean-Pierre Renaudin, who presided over the professional organization over an 8 years' period
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