World Footwear


Solid fourth quarter for Steve Madden

Mar 1, 2024 / United States
The New York-based designer and marketer of footwear, accessories and apparel ended its fiscal 2023 with a solid performance, despite a decline in full year revenue and profits

VF-owned Dickies names new vice president of global marketing

Mar 1, 2024 / United States
The US-based workwear brand, owned by VF Corp, has appointed Denise Anderson as its new vice president of global marketing. She joins the brand from Smartwool, also part of the same company

Italian footwear production slows down

Feb 29, 2024 / Italy
Italy recorded a footwear production of 148 million pairs last year, down by 8.6% year-over-year and a far cry from 2019’s 179 million pairs, after a progressive slowdown since the start of 2023

Puma achieves full year sales growth despite a weak fourth quarter

Feb 29, 2024 / Germany
Amid a “volatile environment”, Puma posted currency-adjusted sales growth of 6.6% year-on-year in 2023. Results would have been better had it not been for the devaluation of the Argentine peso in the last quarter, it added

Concept Factory and CICB Sustainability Forum to be featured at Fimec 2024

Feb 29, 2024 / Brazil
In addition to the new products on display, the coming edition of Fimec aims to stand out for the learning spaces it offers its visitors. These include the Concept Factory and the CICB Sustainability Forum

US Retail: it’s all about the prices

Premium ContentFeb 28, 2024 / United States
There are signs that footwear retail sales could rise moderately in the near term, but this will all depend on future price behaviour. On the one hand, the CPI suggests that the risk of renewed price rises is well contained, but on the other hand, retailers continue to manage excess inventories, so their pricing power may not be more evident until 2024. Perhaps better news comes from consumers’ inflation expectations for the next 12 months, as they seem to believe that they will get a break from inflation, which usually leads to more discretionary demand

World Footwear Voices: interview with Marco Guazzoni from Vibram

Premium ContentFeb 27, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Marco Guazzoni Sustainability Director at Vibram. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

CCC announces record quarterly sales

Feb 26, 2024 / Poland
Against a challenging backdrop, the Polish-based footwear group achieved a record fourth quarter revenue of 2.5 billion Polish zloty (579 million euros) and its EBITDA almost tripled year-over-year

Higher attendance at Lineapelle

Feb 26, 2024 / Italy
The last edition of Lineapelle, held from the 20th to the 22nd of February at Fieramilano attracted 25 376 professional buyers from all around the world, an increase on the two editions of 2023

Wolverine Worldwide ends 2023 in the red but is optimistic about a turnaround

Feb 23, 2024 / United States
The company posted a revenue decline of 20.8% year-over-year and a diluted loss per share of 1.15 US dollars in the fourth quarter of 2023, but is optimistic about the outcome of its turnaround plan

Milan’s trade fairs closed with 40 821 visitors

Feb 23, 2024 / Italy
The February edition of MICAM Milano, MIPEL, The One Milano and Milano Fashion&Jewels attracted a total of 40 821 visitors from 150 countries, 45% of whom came from abroad

Footwear consumption to grow by 9.5% in 2024

Premium ContentFeb 22, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our panel about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in the next year. Learn all about it in this new article

Arche goes into administration

Feb 22, 2024 / France
The French footwear manufacturer has gone into administration due to a complex situation in the domestic and international markets. While the process runs its course, the company will continue to operate

Sam Edelman expands into four new categories

Feb 21, 2024 / United States
The Caleres-owned footwear brand has signed four new licensing deals to expand all its three brands – Sam Edelman, Circus NY by Sam Edelman and Sam & Libby – into new categories

US market and handbags fuel growth for Kurt Geiger

Feb 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear and accessories brand has reported strong annual results, driven by a successful international expansion strategy, particularly in the US, and “flourishing” handbag sales
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