World Footwear


ShoeGAME: first footwear industry game already being tested in schools

Jun 11, 2024 / Portugal
To attract young talent to the industry, a European footwear collaboration has launched the first-ever industry game for students. This innovative approach is now being tested in schools

The best moments of the 7th World Footwear Congress

Nov 29, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
The World Footwear attended the latest edition of the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul, earlier this month. Today we bring you a short film with the best moments of the event which gathered representatives from the footwear industry from all over the world

Kamik celebrates its 125th anniversary

Oct 13, 2023 / Canada
The Canadian footwear brand is celebrating 125 years of making “quality, timeless footwear” designed to provide comfort and protection in any weather, with the launch of several initiatives

A new project is being launched to develop skills in the European fashion industry

Oct 10, 2023 / European Union
The Blueprint MetaSkills4TCLF project aims to transform the way skills in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries are developed by adopting new learning strategies and bringing in new actors

UITIC Congress ends on a positive note

Sep 29, 2023 / UITIC Congress 2023
The 21st edition of the UITIC Congress ended last week on a positive note, calling on companies to pursue digital transformation to be more innovative and sustainable. Sergio Dulio replaced Yves Morin as President of UITIC

Sneaker resale marketplace Laced expands to Europe

Sep 13, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based resale sneaker platform is expanding into European markets by starting to roll out dedicated language websites and introducing a series of currencies

Global alliance calls for the digital modernisation of labelling requirements

Jul 12, 2023 / World
A coalition of 130 organizations representing the fashion industry from around the world is pushing for the modernisation of labelling requirements to enable a reduction in waste and greater consumer access to information

Stitch Fix announces new CEO

Jun 20, 2023 / United States
The US-based personal styling company appointed Matt Baer, former Chief Customer & Digital Officer at Macy's, as its new Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors

France Retail: prospects for the clothing and footwear sectors are still far from positive

Premium ContentMay 29, 2023 / France
The stabilization of the pattern of weakening French consumer confidence in the first quarter of the year cannot mask the pessimism that is still being felt in the country, especially in the context of social unrest. Moreover, in this reality of high inflation, neither do price increases hide the contraction in volumes sold nor is it possible to ignore the difficulties faced by companies more exposed to the domestic market due to increased operating costs (rents and energy) or even the stagnation of the online channel. Retail prospects for the clothing and footwear sectors are, therefore, still far from positive

Prada to launch the eighth exclusive Timecapsule NFT Drop

Jan 3, 2023 / Italy
Dropping on the 5th of January with a corresponding gifted NFT, the launch follows a successful 2022 campaign in which Prada joined the Web3 community and reached new audiences

Puma launches shopping app with virtual try-on feature in the UK

Dec 14, 2022 / Germany
After a successful rollout in North America, the Germany-based company launched the new shopping app equipped with a virtual try-on feature in the UK

Asics ventures into the Web3 commerce

Nov 10, 2022 / Japan
The physical running shoes in the ASICS x Solana UI Collection can only be purchased with digital currency. The company said to be showing the future of Web3 commerce with this move

Italy: being good at production alone no longer suffices

Jul 26, 2022 / Italy
Amid a challenging macro-environment, digitalization and sustainability emerged as priorities for the future of the footwear industry at the annual meeting of Assocalzaturifici held in Bologna

Consumer demand across mobile apps fosters Nike's growth

Jul 19, 2022 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant attributed the 18% annual revenue growth in its digital business to consumer demand across its mobile apps

Digital to grow their share in footwear sales

Premium ContentMay 30, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
About two-thirds of the experts accounted for during the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe that digital retail channels will increase their share in footwear sales in the next three years
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