World Footwear

Innovation

adidas unveils the Stan Smith mylo made with mushroom-grown materials

Apr 19, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based sporstwear giant has annouced its Stan Smith Mylo, the first shoe to be made using Mylo: a new mushroom-based material innovation that "looks and feels like leather"

Virus-proof soles

Apr 1, 2021 / Portugal
A group of Portuguese researchers are working on a project involving the Universities of Aveiro, Porto and Minho. The goal is to create a virus-proof shoe sole, which helps fighting the coronavirus, among others virus

Do you know CTCP's High-Tech laboratories?

Mar 23, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Center (CTCP) is expert in the testing of footwear, leather goods, accessories, made of leather, synthetics, rubber, plastics, and other materials, including fashion, casual, comfort, classic and safety products

Nike GO FlyEase: the hands-free shoe

Feb 8, 2021 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant caused a stir on social media last week with a video presentation of the new Nike GO FlyEase. The latest model presented by Nike is a hands-free shoe

How is the footwear industry in Europe working towards a circular economy?

Feb 2, 2021 / Portugal
The European Union (EU) project LIFE GreenShoes4All is working towards the implementation of a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology for footwear by analysing the PEF of 30 EU representative shoe styles and developing new approaches to recycling polymeric waste materials and developing innovative recycled materials and components with high performance

5th Vietnam Footwear Summit 2020 will be Held in Ho Chi Minh

Nov 18, 2020 / Vietnam
Changing supply chain of global footwear industry in the era of COVID-19 and impact of trade policies will be on focus on the Summit to be held, both online and offline, in December

Ferragamo launches 3D made-to-order service

Oct 26, 2020 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand is teaming up with Microsoft and its technological partner Hevolus for launching an innovative service to its customers. Hevolus's Augmented Store at Home platform is based on Microsoft's Cloud Computing and Mixed Reality technologies

We have to reconsider the exhibitions system, says Assomac head

Apr 28, 2020 / Italy
During the last edition of Simac Tanning Tech in Milan we spoke with Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Assomac. Today we bring you the second part of that conversation

Nike turns Nike Air into PPE

Apr 16, 2020 / United States
The sportswear giant has teamed up with the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to come up with Personal Protective Equipment in the form of full-face shields and powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) lenses

Skechers collaborates with Goodyear on footwear

Feb 27, 2020 / United States
Global footwear brand Skechers is building on the technology in its footwear through a new collaboration with The Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company

FAMEST presents innovations for the Footwear Cluster

Feb 13, 2020 / Portugal
After two years of work, the FAMEST project dedicated an entire day, on the 29th of January, to demonstrate some of the results obtained so far and to held some workshops at CTCP (Portugal)

European Research and Technology Network launched

Nov 29, 2019 / CEC
Under the auspice of the European Footwear Confederation (CEC), nine Footwear Technology Centres from across Europe have agreed to join forces to push forward the footwear research agenda in Europe

Prada launches bag made with recycled plastic

Jun 26, 2019 / Italy
Prada launched a pioneering new project, Re-Nylon, introducing a sustainable line of the iconic Prada bag silhouettes executed in a unique new regenerated nylon, the ECONYL

Facebook reveals its Libra cryptocurrency

Jun 19, 2019 / Innovation
Libra was announced as a low-volatility cryptocurrency, powered by a smart contract platform that’s designed to be secure, scalable, and reliable. The cryptocurrency is governed by non-profit Libra Association based in Geneva

Walmart has a new Chief Technology Officer

Jun 18, 2019 / United States
Suresh Kumar is a 25-year Tech Executive, who will bring deep experience in retail and e-commerce, advertising, cloud and machine learning
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