World Footwear

Partnerships

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”

Mizuno and Fleet Feet reunited for Project Zero

Jul 9, 2018 / United States
For the second consecutive year, Mizuno will design a pair of shoes to be sold in Fleet Feet stores to raise funds for breast cancer research

Kenneth Cole announces EMEA distribution deal

Mar 22, 2018 / EMEA
The American-based designer announced a regional footwear agreement with UK-based GBG Europe Footwear and Accessories Limited. GBG will grow Kenneth Cole's recognition in the selected territories

Target and Hunter with limited-edition collection

Mar 1, 2018 / United States
The Minneapolis-based discount store retailer and the British-based brand known for its iconic Original Wellington boot have set up a partnership to issue a spring lifestyle collection celebrating families, fun and the outdoors

LVHM partners with Stadium Goods

Feb 21, 2018 / United States
The luxury house has formed a “partnership” with Stadium Goods, the New York City-based sneaker consignment company. The deal is being set through LVHM Luxury Ventures

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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