World Footwear

Partnerships

Wolverine partners with leading Chinese sportswear retailer

May 15, 2019 / China
Joint venture leverages the retail and product expertise of Xtep International Holdings Limited to grow the Merrell and Saucony brands in Mainland China

Dr Martens might be on the verge of being sold

Apr 17, 2019 / United Kingdom
According to several news reports, Permira is hiring bankers to oversee a review of its options for Dr Martens, just six years after it purchased it from the founding Griggs family

Manolo Blahnik ends relationship with American partner

Apr 12, 2019 / United States
George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, Vice-President, announced the end of a long-standing partnership under the Manolo Blahnik brand

Havaianas and Inditex team up for the summer

Apr 11, 2019 / Brazil
Spanish-based Inditex group is setting a partnership with Havaianas, the famous flip-flop brand owned by Grupo Alpargatas, in a multi-brand collaboration with its young fashion labels Pull&Bear and Stradivarius

Puma to be Formula 1's partner

Apr 4, 2019 / Germany
Sports company Puma has announced a long-term partnership with Formula 1 to become the exclusive merchandise retail partner from the start of the 2019 season. This year, Puma stands and superstores will be present in 17 out of the 21 Grands Prix in the calendar

Global Footwear Executive Summit: Agility in Action

Mar 6, 2019 / Hong Kong
The event offers the possibility to gain actionable insights on global footwear retail, sourcing, production, design & development. Agenda is now available

Registration for the World Footwear Congress is open

Mar 1, 2019 / CEC
Registration for the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress is now open. All footwear stakeholders are invited to join the debates in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019

Foot Locker strategic investment in Pensole

Jan 17, 2019 / United States
The US-based footwear giant is investing 2 million US dollars in Pensole Footwear Design Academy to promote a new pipeline of designers and quicken the footwear of footwear

Nike Flex partnership ends

Jan 14, 2019 / Mexico
Back in October Flex's management confirmed that both parts have agreed to terminate Nike's footwear manufacturing operation in Guadalajara by the end of 2018

Pentland secures Karen Millen global footwear license

Oct 26, 2018 / United Kingdom
Pentland Brands will make footwear for fashion brand Karen Millen. The first collection resulting from this new partnership should be ready for the autumn-winter 2019-2020 season

Jordan partners with Paris Saint-Germain

Sep 18, 2018 / France
In the last few years, the Jordan Brand has been a growing presence in Paris. A Jordan-only store (Jordan Bastille) opened in 2016 and in the following year the brand announced a partnership with the French Basketball Federation

Puma signs sponsorship deal with WMBA

Jul 30, 2018 / United States
After 20 years of absence from the basketball scene, Puma is back and ready to challenge the dominating brands in the field: Nike, adidas and Under Armour

India and Vietnam solidify business ties

Jul 16, 2018 / Vietnam
A group of businessmen from Indian leather companies travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to met with their Vietnamese counterparts

Increasing demand for Turkish production

Jul 12, 2018 / Turkey
The Turkish companies are seeing a huge increase in orders from global apparel giants and new footwear chains

McNamara teams up with ASPORTUGUESAS

Jul 9, 2018 / Portugal
The Hawaiian surfer is the new ambassador of ASPORTUGUESAS. McNamara teamed up with the Portuguese flip-flops' brand and has already booked two collections per year, entitled “Everything is possible”
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