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Ferragamo launches 3D made-to-order service

Oct 26, 2020 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand is teaming up with Microsoft and its technological partner Hevolus for launching an innovative service to its customers. Hevolus's Augmented Store at Home platform is based on Microsoft's Cloud Computing and Mixed Reality technologies

European Research and Technology Network launched

Nov 29, 2019 / CEC
Under the auspice of the European Footwear Confederation (CEC), nine Footwear Technology Centres from across Europe have agreed to join forces to push forward the footwear research agenda in Europe

adidas is moving automated factories to China

Nov 13, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brand will close Ansbach and Atlanta Speedfactories. The aim is to deploy the Speedfactory technology at Asian suppliers by end of 2019

inov-8 launches world’s first graphene shoes

Jul 9, 2018 / United Kingdom
The sports shoes, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester, are reportedly 50% more resistant to wear than the corresponding industry standard

Programme of the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Oct 6, 2017 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto in 2018

New Italy-Vietnam footwear technology centre

Jul 18, 2017 / Vietnam
The facility, inaugurated at the Lefaso Centre in Binh Duong, was set up as part of a new collaboration between the two countries and aims to promote research and development of leather-shoe products

How cushioning technology is making adidas relevant again

May 15, 2017 / Innovation
adidas has been able to stand out once again in the athletic footwear market. Since its release, Boost, a cushioning technology, has proven to deliver what it promised: comfort and better performance

Smart Shoes - When design and comfort isn't enough

May 9, 2017 / Innovation
Footwear companies have been partnering up with technological agencies to create innovative shoes with features and functions that go well beyond design

adidas presents the first product created in its Germany-based Speedfactory

Oct 3, 2016 / Germany
The running model Future M.F.G was introduced by the brand as a combination of high-tech work with quality craftsmanship

Skechers continues to strengthen its omnichannel strategies

Sep 28, 2016 / United States
The US-based lifestyle and performance footwear giant launched a new mobile app to streamline e-commerce and in-store experience for consumers

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 50 million euros in innovation

Jul 4, 2016 / Portugal
After having developed 80 new products and equipment under the Newalk Project, the Portuguese footwear sector, through APICCAPS and CTCP, will develop a new innovation program

Under Armour opens UA Lighthouse manufacturing and design center

Jul 4, 2016 / United States
State-of-the-art facility in the US will be dedicated to activities focused on product and process innovation


EasyJet tests new Sneakairs

May 20, 2016 / United Kingdom
The British low-cost airline has developed a prototype smart shoe designed to help tourists visiting their elected cities

Portugal on its way to organise the XX UITIC Congress

Feb 5, 2016 / Portugal
The Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) returns to Europe in its next edition due to be held in 2018

Yves Morin, President of the UITIC, live on World Footwear

Jan 26, 2016 / India
The 19th Congress of the UITIC - International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians will take place in Chennai from the 3rd to the 5th of February. Mr. Yves Morin is the President of the UITIC and CEO of the CTC Groupe
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