World Footwear


Saucony names new chief marketing officer

Jun 20, 2024 / United States
The athletic footwear brand, owned by the US-based Wolverine Worldwide, has named Joy Allen-Altimare as global chief marketing officer with immediate effect

Hoff looks to expand in India

Jun 20, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish sneaker brand has teamed up with the e-commerce giant Myntra to enter the Indian market. This move is part of the company’s international growth strategy

New majority shareholder at Dr. Martens

Jun 14, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear company has announced that the Guernsey-based IngreGrsy has acquired a 38.46% stake in the brand as part of a restructuring within owner Permira’s buyout fund

Giovanna Ceolini: We have many tough challenges on the horizon

Premium ContentJun 10, 2024 / Italy
We spoke to Giovanna Ceolini, recently re-elected President of Assocalzaturifici until 2027, to explore the association’s key priorities for the future in the face of a challenging economic climate. We also discussed the upcoming edition of MICAM, which has recently moved to a three-day format

New brand president at The North Face

Jun 7, 2024 / United States
VF Corp has announced the appointment of Caroline Brown as Global Brand President of The North Face, effective from the 10th of June. As a result, she has resigned from VF’s Board of Directors

Sun Choe appointed Global President of Vans

Jun 3, 2024 / United States
VF Corp has appointed Sun Choe as Global President of Vans, effective the end of July. She joins the company from lululemon, where she was Chief Product Officer for the past seven years

Under Armour to lay off staff as sales continue to fall

May 24, 2024 / United States
The Baltimore-based company has launched a restructuring plan for fiscal 2025, which includes the layoffs of an unspecified number of employees, after reporting weak fourth quarter and full year results

Manuel Rios re-elected Cotance President

May 23, 2024 / European Union
Manuel Rios has been unanimously re-elected as President of the European leather industry body for the next two years at the recent General Assembly held on the 15th of May

Pentland Brands names new President for the Americas

May 22, 2024 / United Kingdom
The owner of brands such as Speedo and Berghaus has announced that Joe Spies has become the President of the Americas region, succeeding Matt Rock, who stepped down after 19 years with the company

British Footwear Association appoints Richard Shetliffe as CEO

May 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association (BFA) has appointed Richard Shetliffe as its new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Lucy Reece-Raybould, who left the group in January after five years in the role

Zalando Co-founder David Schneider steps down from his role as co-CEO

May 16, 2024 / Germany
The German-based online retailer has announced that David Schneider will step down from his role as co-CEO to focus exclusively on managing strategic partnerships and brand relationships

Crocs appoints new Chief Financial Officer

May 8, 2024 / United States
At the same time as the release of its first quarter results, the clogs company has announced the appointment of Susan Healy as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crocs

Clarks CEO steps down

May 7, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear label has confirmed that Jon Ram has stepped down as CEO to “pursue other opportunities” after two years in the role

Deckers promotes Ellerker to newly created role of President of Global Marketplace

May 6, 2024 / United States
The California-based company, which owns the Hoka and Ugg brands, has promoted Marco Ellerker to the newly created role of President of Global Marketplace, effective from the 1st of August

Golden Goose welcomes Bizzarri to the board at a time of strong momentum

Apr 26, 2024 / Italy
Former Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri joins the board of the Italian luxury sneaker company as sales continue to grow, driven by strong performance across all regions
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