World Footwear

Innovation

Asics wants to make soles in a microwave

Nov 6, 2017 / Japan
The Japanese brand is testing a new way to produce the midsoles of sneakers with microwave technology. Asics believe this can lead to usage of 90% less energy than standard production techniques

Programme of the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Oct 6, 2017 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto in 2018

adidas opens footwear lab in Japan

Oct 4, 2017 / Innovation
The Germany-based brand has announced the opening of a new facility in Japan dedicated to development activities. It is the first center of this kind by adidas in the Asian country

Nike offers shoes customised in 90 minutes

Sep 8, 2017 / United States
For decades, Nike has worked directly with athletes to create cutting-edge and highly personalized products. Now the brand wants to start to expand this concept

Different color shoes, the new trend

Jun 30, 2017 / World
Having unmatching shoes is one of the trends in 2017, that will affect footwear and generate positive opportunities for producers

Footwear innovation: Light-up shoes

Jun 22, 2017 / World
Light-Up Shoes is an innovation that will surely make use of the power of smartphones to make personalization in footwear available to consumers

Bangladesh’s new policy to boost exports

Jun 19, 2017 / Innovation
The local authorities seem to be focusing on new policies to reinforce the leather goods and footwear manufacturers capacity and in that way boost exports

Ageing is leading to more demand for health-related footwear

Jun 16, 2017 / World
Expectancy of life continues to increase and footwear companies should adapt their production to meet the needs of the population

Is technology accelerating production and reducing labor?

Jun 14, 2017 / Innovation
We have been seeing multiple changes occurring in the footwear industry. Consumers are more demanding than ever and as a consequence, the need to adapt to changes is mandatory for companies in this industry

The shoes that glow at night

Jun 5, 2017 / World
adidas is showing that it wants to be on the edge of innovation in the footwear industry. The brand is releasing shoes that glow at night. How will consumers react to it?

Cork and footwear, a perfect mixture

Jun 2, 2017 / World
Cork is a clever option for footwear producers who wish to create something unique and environmental-friendly. It can also be a very profitable opportunity

How design is passing on to consumers

Jun 1, 2017 / World
Customization is a trend encouraging some footwear companies to offer new services to clients, in which they can design their own shoes

4 innovative companies in the footwear business

May 26, 2017 / World
It’s not easy to grasp a slice of the footwear market, especially against big players. However, some companies are playing a bold game

Eco Friendly Shoes - a profitable opportunity

May 25, 2017 / World
Many footwear startups and professionals have realized that following consumer preferences can be highly profitable. In fact, we’re not talking only about aesthetics and comfort, but other features that consumers are demanding in their shoes, such as eco-friendly materials

How 3D printing is slowly changing footwear

May 24, 2017 / World
It's starting to be difficult to talk about innovation without mentioning 3D printing. The hype about this technology keeps increasing as many believe it will impact the way society and companies work
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