World Footwear

Production

Footwear experts expect importance of digital retail channels to continue to increase

Premium ContentMay 28, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of this survey, we have been asking our panel of experts about their expectations regarding the evolution of the percentage that different retail channels represent in the total sales of footwear in their country

Footwear survey reveals optimistic outlook

Premium ContentMay 21, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
The results of the 10th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey are now available. Despite the macroeconomic scenario, the overall outlook remains optimistic

Brazilian footwear production to grow in 2024 driven by domestic demand

May 15, 2024 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear production is expected to grow between 0.9% and 2.2% year-on-year in 2024, driven by a surge in domestic demand, according to the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados)

Portugal surpasses Spain in footwear production

Apr 23, 2024 / Portugal
Portugal has become Europe’s second-largest footwear producer, overtaking Spain. According to Eurostat, Portugal produced 85 million pairs of shoes in 2022, two million more than its Spanish rival

Portuguese footwear manufacturer Portman reinvents itself

Mar 25, 2024 / Portugal
Founded in 1979 with a focus on the manufacture of moccasin footwear, the Portuguese company has invested in recent years to sustainably modernise its production and offer new products

The CICB Sustainability Forum discussed Links for Traceability

Mar 22, 2024 / Brazil
An entire afternoon of debates took place at the Fimec fair in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil) bringing together professionals from the entire leather chain, including tanneries, chemicals, livestock slaughterhouses, and machinery

World Footwear Voices: interview with Steve Lamar from AAFA

Premium ContentMar 21, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Steve Lamar, President and CEO at American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

World Footwear Voices: interview with Berke Içten from TASD

Premium ContentMar 14, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye (TASD). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Footwear industry leaders meet to address challenges and seize opportunities

Mar 7, 2024 / Hong Kong
This year’s Global Footwear Executive Summit, which will be held at APLF 2024 in Hong Kong on the 20th of March, will address innovations in footwear production, materials and branding strategy

World Footwear Voices: interview with Kubilay Genckan from Alibaba.com

Premium ContentMar 6, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Kubilay Genckan from Alibaba.com. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices dedicated to discussing some of the pressing issues around the business of B2B platforms

Impact of COVID-19 in the supply chain

Premium ContentMar 5, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our experts about their opinion on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the location of footwear production for major international brands

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

World Footwear Voices: interview with Marco Guazzoni from Vibram

Premium ContentFeb 27, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Marco Guazzoni Sustainability Director at Vibram. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Footwear consumption to grow by 9.5% in 2024

Premium ContentFeb 22, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our panel about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in the next year. Learn all about it in this new article

Interview with Miguel Pomares from Ecoalf

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / Spain
At the latest edition of the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul, we took the opportunity to speak with Miguel Pomares, Senior Footwear Specialist at the Spanish-based brand Ecoalf. Read the interview today
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