World Footwear


Italian footwear production slows down

Feb 29, 2024 / Italy
Italy recorded a footwear production of 148 million pairs last year, down by 8.6% year-over-year and a far cry from 2019’s 179 million pairs, after a progressive slowdown since the start of 2023

Higher attendance at Lineapelle

Feb 26, 2024 / Italy
The last edition of Lineapelle, held from the 20th to the 22nd of February at Fieramilano attracted 25 376 professional buyers from all around the world, an increase on the two editions of 2023

Milan’s trade fairs closed with 40 821 visitors

Feb 23, 2024 / Italy
The February edition of MICAM Milano, MIPEL, The One Milano and Milano Fashion&Jewels attracted a total of 40 821 visitors from 150 countries, 45% of whom came from abroad

Milan’s trade fairs are just around the corner

Feb 15, 2024 / Italy
Nearly 3 000 brands will be present from the 18th to the 22nd of February at MICAM, Mipel, TheOneMilano, Milano Fashion&Jewels and Lineapelle, taking place under the motto #GREATIFY

Geox growth slows in 2023

Feb 7, 2024 / Italy
The Italian-based footwear group has seen its growth slow from previous years due to a complex macroeconomic environment and unusual weather events in May and September

Tod’s posts strong 2023 results

Feb 2, 2024 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group delivered a strong performance in 2023, highlighting the double-digit revenue growth at constant exchange rates across all its brands, as compared to 2022

Ferragamo reports decreasing full year revenue

Jan 31, 2024 / Italy
The luxury group has warned of a slowdown in luxury demand, with preliminary consolidated revenue for 2023 down by 7.6% at current exchange rates and 8.1% at constant exchange rates year-on-year

100th edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags attracts 9 000 buyers

Jan 19, 2024 / Italy
The organisers said that the number of buyers who attended the last edition of the trade fair exceeded “all expectations for a market facing such challenging circumstances”

Sistema Moda Italia withdraws from Cofindustria Moda

Jan 12, 2024 / Italy
Sistema Moda Italia is no longer part of the Italian Federation of Textiles, Fashion and Accessories (Cofindustria Moda). The need to respond quickly to new European regulations was at the heart of the decision

Weak third quarter for Italian footwear trade

Jan 5, 2024 / Italy
After a positive start to 2023, Italian footwear stumbled in the third quarter of the year, with exports down by 7.2% in value and 12.3% in volume, as compared to the same period of 2022

World Footwear Voices: interview with Alice Marcato from Politecnico Calzaturiero

Premium ContentJan 2, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Alice Marcato from Politecnico Calzaturiero. Learn the latest about training, innovation and footwear production in this new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Counting down to 100 years of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags

Dec 28, 2023 / Italy
The Italian trade fair is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary by welcoming around 1 300 footwear brands from 40 countries to the January and June 2024 editions of the event

More on acquisitions in the European footwear sector

Dec 26, 2023 / Europe
The past two months have seen a number of transactions. The Italian shoemakers Dema and Asso have new owners. The Austrian retailer Leder & Schuh has acquired the brand rights of Delka

New General Manager at Assomac

Dec 20, 2023 / Italy
The National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies (Assomac) has announced that Agostino Apolito will assume the role of General Manager from January 2024

Kiton invests in new production cluster

Dec 15, 2023 / Italy
The Italian luxury ready-to-wear and bespoke clothing company will invest 30 million euros in a new facility in Arzano (Naples) to strengthen its production, including that of accessories and shoes
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