World Footwear

Innovation

Technology to cut down on defects

Sep 14, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

The rise of the digital in the footwear industry - part 2

Sep 11, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

The rise of the digital in the footwear industry

Aug 10, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. Reduce the response time and increase flexibility, efficiency and quality while considering security and environment is just the tip of the iceberg

New Generation: Meet João Monteiro

Aug 6, 2018 / Portugal
With a background in Political Science and International Relations João Monteiro has been working in the Kyaia Group since 2012

Nike Vaporfly 4%: boosting running economy

Jul 26, 2018 / United States
According to studies from both the New York Times and the journal Sports Medicine, Vaporflys do improve running times considerably, but questions are being raised: is this ethically acceptable?

ECCO steps into customised footwear with 3D printing

Jul 4, 2018 / Denmark
Danish shoe manufacturer ECCO combines 3D scanning and 3D printing to realise fully customised sneakers in just a few hours

The world’s smallest shoe factory

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
The UNEEKBOT is not yet in a future where a robot scans the foot and builds a bespoke pair of shoes, but it allows made-to-order sandals in six minutes

Innovation distinction for adidas

Apr 19, 2018 / Germany
The giant sportswear adidas has received the German Innovation Award 2018 for its Speedfactory

20th UITIC Congress: Programme announced

Apr 17, 2018 / UITIC
The UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP announced the complete programme of the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto, from the 16th to the 18th May and focused on the theme From Fashion to factory: A New Technological Age

New Generation: Meet Agostinho Marques

Apr 16, 2018 / Portugal
With a background in Marketing Agostinho Marques works alongside his father at Fábrica de Calçado Dura, Lda. since 2008. Agostinho is part of the third generation working in the company

A'RCOPEDICO’s universal language: comfort

Apr 2, 2018 / Portugal
A'RCOPEDICO is a trademark of Ropar SA Company, with headquarters in Vila do Conde, Portugal. Since 1966 the company has been focusing in an universal language: comfort

New Generation: Meet Pedro Sampaio

Mar 20, 2018 / Portugal
With a degree in business management training, Pedro Sampaio belongs to the second generation working at Mazoni, a footwear company based in Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal

UITIC to present shoes made without stitching

Mar 15, 2018 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Hong Kong, during APLF, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP, announced the first speakers of the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto, from the 16th to the 18th May

New Generation: Meet Maria João Lima

Feb 23, 2018 / Portugal
With a law degree, Maria João Lima felt in love with the family footwear business and is one of the faces of Portuguese-based company Joia Calçado, S.A.

Asics invests in conductivity textiles

Feb 1, 2018 / Japan
The Japan-based footwear company has made its first investment, taking a stake in AI SILK Corporation, a venture company affiliated with Tohoku University and focused on developing conductive textiles
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