World Footwear


APICCAPS launches video on how to take better care of leather shoes

Sep 22, 2023 / Portugal
APICCAPS has launched an awareness-raising video on how to take better care of leather footwear. The aim is to promote its durability and smarter purchasing choices

JD Sports on track to meet full year profit outlook

Sep 22, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer reported in its interim results a strong first half performance, with a 12% year-over-over growth in organic sales, saying it's on track to achieve its full year profit outlook

Birkenstock's new shoe factory starts up

Sep 22, 2023 / Germany
The German footwear company announced that its new facility located near Pasewalk, in Northeast Germany, has started operating according to schedule, just 17 months into the construction period

Pakistan: footwear exports decline in value at the start of the year

Sep 21, 2023 / Pakistan
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), footwear exports from July and August decreased by 12.75% year-on-year, mainly due to the drop recorded in the leather footwear segment

Visitors to Milan's trade fairs rose by 21%

Sep 21, 2023 / Italy
Between the 17th to the 20th, MICAM and its sisters' fairs were visited by 42 273 people, up by 21% on the September 2022 edition. The organisation highlights the increase in foreign buyers

Colombian footwear industry slows down in 2023

Sep 20, 2023 / Colombia
After growing substantially in 2022, the Colombian footwear industry slowed down in 2023 due to the impact of high inflation, rising costs and low consumption, says ACICAM’s Vice President

US: footwear prices fall while overall inflation rises

Sep 20, 2023 / United States
Data from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) for the month of August shows that footwear prices continue to drop despite accelerating inflation

Rocky Brands' CFO steps down

Sep 20, 2023 / United States
The Ohio-based footwear company announced that Sarah O’Connor has resigned from her role as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. She had taken up the position just six months ago

Venezuelan footwear industry calls for a financing plan

Premium ContentSep 18, 2023 / Venezuela
Following the 25th edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum, we spoke with the President of the Venezuelan Chamber of Footwear and Components (Cavecal), Tony di Benedetto, about the challenges and expectations of the country’s footwear industry

Fly London uses Artificial Intelligence

Sep 18, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has used artificial intelligence (AI) to generate the images of its new Autumn/Winter 2023 collection, thus positioning itself once again at the forefront

Golden Goose posts strong first half

Sep 18, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury sneaker brand saw its revenue increase by 21% in the first half of the year, as compared to the same period in 2022, with all its markets showing double-digit growth

Impending UITIC Congress to address sustainability and digitization

Sep 18, 2023 / UITIC
From the 20th and the 22nd of September, in Milan, main stakeholders in the footwear industry will meet to address pressing issues for the sector in the midst of today's complex reality

Mexican footwear industry on an upward trajectory

Sep 15, 2023 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) estimates that by the end of 2023 footwear production should be just 5% below that of 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

Italian footwear industry decelerates

Sep 15, 2023 / Italy
Expectations of a slowdown in the country's footwear industry materialised in the second quarter of 2023. Both the volume of exports and production are falling, as is household spending

Birkenstock files for IPO

Sep 14, 2023 / Germany
The German footwear brand has filed for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing its finances for the first time
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