World Footwear


Caleres raises full year outlook

Nov 30, 2021 / United States
The footwear group reported net sales of 784.2 million US dollars in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to the same quarter of 2020, driven by Famous Footwear business' performance

US Retail: the holiday season might not be enough to withdraw the retailer's worries

Premium ContentNov 29, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
The Retail Sales Index in the US Shoe Stores has registered a favourable pace between March and August, which could give good perspectives for the near future. However, footwear retail gains are dwindling, closing at only 4 percentage points upside in August, after 11pp above the line in March. On top of that the consumers’ mood is plunging again and with inflation entering a danger zone in the US, retailers have reasons to be worried, especially if footwear prices stay in the upper range for a longer time

Larger footwear companies are more optimistic about employment

Premium ContentNov 26, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still one of the topics of the moment, most of the experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe the coming months will be positive with favourable expectations about the levels of employment in the business

Strong health of the footwear business is expected in the coming months

Premium ContentNov 25, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still dominating most of our conversations and making headlines in the news, most of our panel experts believe that businesses will have a positive evolution. Read about this in our most recent bulletin of World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Brazilian footwear exports on soaring mode

Nov 25, 2021 / Brazil
In the first ten months of 2021, Brazilian footwear exports increased by 32.2%, totalling 712.4 million US dollars. In October alone, footwear exports generated 93.96 million US dollars

Footwear industry is now more optimistic about the future

Premium ContentNov 24, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted during the month of October. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Foot Locker reports strong performance

Nov 24, 2021 / United States
The retailer announced results for the third quarter of 2021, posting net income of 158 million US dollars. Total sales increased by 3.9%, as compared to the same period of 2020

Nike takes its first steps into metaverse

Nov 22, 2021 / United States
The company has filed several trademarks applications for various virtual goods, which indicates its intention to make and sell digital Nike-branded sneakers and apparel in digital worlds

Geox reports solid performance

Nov 22, 2021 / Italy
The Italian brand announced revenue of 463.5 million euros in the first nine months of 2021, which reflects the positive impact of the gradual reopening of stores since the second quarter

Crocs and thredUP partner up

Nov 19, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand, known for its clogs, has teamed up with the second-hand platform to launch the Clean Out programme. The initiative aims at giving items a second life

Shoe Carnival with most profitable quarter ever

Nov 19, 2021 / United States
The US-based retailer of footwear and accessories reported record net sales and net income in the third quarter of 2021. The company has updated again its full-year outlook

Manfred Junkert: we will have a higher percentage of ecommerce in our business

Premium ContentNov 18, 2021 / Germany
Today we bring the first part of our conversation with Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of HDS/L: Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry. We have discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the footwear industry in Germany, and debated what were the main changes coming out of this crisis

Pentland launches new 100-1-0 sustainability strategy

Nov 16, 2021 / United Kingdom
Sportswear group Pentland Brands has set three targets to be reached by 2032, the year marking the group’s 100-year anniversary. These are part of the group's sustainability initiative

UGG launches shoe refurbishment programme

Nov 16, 2021 / United States
The lifestyle brand has teamed up with the premium shoe repair company NuShoe to launch the UGGrenew refurbishment programme. The goal is to extend the life of their Classic Boots

CTCP provides international experience to European students

Nov 15, 2021 / Portugal
As part of the Erasmus+ European project SciLed, the Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre received 11 young students from Spain, Italy, Greece and Romania for an intensive training initiative (Training Learning Experience)
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