World Footwear

Innovation

Portuguese footwear invests in a new generation of products

Jan 23, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear cluster aims to be an international benchmark in the development of sustainable solutions. With that in mind, 50 new products "with a better ecological footprint" are in the pipeline for the next three years

Upcoming edition of Inspiramais to focus on sustainability

Jan 20, 2023 / Brazil
To meet the growing demand of more conscious consumers, the exhibition centred on design and innovation, to be held from the 24th to the 25th of January 2023, will focus on sustainability

Mizuno's Innovation Centre in full swing

Dec 28, 2022 / Japan
After three years since the announcement of the investment, the Osaka-based sportswear company reported that its Innovation Centre, called Mizuno Engine, is now operating

Ecco Leather teams up with mycelium technology company Ecovative

Nov 24, 2022 / Denmark
The global tannery, which is part of the Danish footwear brand Ecco, has partnered up with Ecovative to develop and commercialize mycelium materials for a range of new products

Nike launches Web3 platform .Swoosh

Nov 18, 2022 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has launched a new web3-enabled platform called .Swoosh. The company intends to make it home to the brand's virtual designs and digital community

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

Sanchit Kundra (Fresh Feet): the footwear industry in India has been through a revolution

Premium ContentNov 7, 2022 / India
Our latest interview is with Sanchit Kundra, founder of Fresh Feet. Mr Kundra guided us through Fresh Feet’s new technology and gave us an update on the status of the footwear industry in India

Puma releases sneaker infused with nitrogen foam

Oct 18, 2022 / Germany
The German-based company has launched Extent, a sneaker inspired by the brand's archive of 2000s long-distance running shoes whose midsole features an innovative nitrogen-infused foam

Plumex bets on footwear for diabetics

Oct 17, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand, which has already a footwear line for this segment, teamed up with the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco to further research on this type of footwear

Asics creates lowest ever CO2 emissions sneaker

Oct 13, 2022 / Japan
The Japan-based company has reportedly launched the sneaker with the lowest carbon footprint on the market, which represents a "significant leap forward in its commitment" to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

Vapesol launches recycled nitrile gloves soles

Sep 26, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese soles manufacturer partnered up with RACLAC, the only producer of nitrile examination gloves in Europe, to create recycled nitrile gloves soles

Swiss On presents first-ever carbon emission shoe

Sep 22, 2022 / Switzerland
In collaboration with LanzaTech, Borealis, and Technip Energies, the sportswear brand created the Cloudprime sneaker using carbon emissions as a raw material to reduce the brand's carbon footprint

8000kicks launches waterproof hemp backpack

Sep 5, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand known for its waterproof hemp shoes has now introduced the Everyday hemp backpack, raising almost half a million euros in funding on the Kickstarter platform

Asics launches first 3D printed model

Jul 27, 2022 / Japan
The Japan-based sportswear company, which is making its debut within 3D, introduced the Actibreeze 3D sandals to aid recovering athletes in the After Performance phase

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
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