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Asics and StepN launch co-branded NFT sneakers

May 10, 2022 / Japan
The Japan-based company and the move-to-earn running app StepN have joined forces to release the Stepn x Asics NFT Sneaker Mystery Box collection exclusively on Binance NFT Marketplace

Fly London steps into the metaverse

May 9, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has taken its first steps into the metaverse with four mini-games and a shop on the Roblox platform, which will be accessible from the 31st of May

Nike and Rtfkt studio release first digital sneakers

May 3, 2022 / United States
The collection of eight co-branded digital sneakers, dubbed Nike Cryptokicks, is modelled after the Nike Dunk sneaker and signs the brand’s entrance into digital clothing

Merrell launches beta version of shoe adviser app

Apr 26, 2022 / United States
The Wolverine Worldwide brand partnered up with the smartphone 3D body scanning technology NetVirta to launch a mobile app that ensures accurate shoe fit recommendations

Covestro: towards a climate-neutral future

Premium ContentApr 22, 2022 / Germany
We spoke with Tony Wu, Global Product Manager for Textile Coatings, and Dr. Dirk Achten, Head of Modern Coatings & Adhesive Technologies, to discuss how sustainability and innovation fuel the company’s growth, and which solutions best serve the footwear industry

OrthoLite launches new ESD insole technology for work and service footwear

Apr 19, 2022 / United States
The US-based company has introduced the solution OrthoLite ESD Shield, reportedly, the "world’s first and only" mechanically-bonded electrostatic discharge protection insole technology

Nike to open technology centre in Atlanta

Apr 12, 2022 / United States
The US-based sportswear company has announced that it will open a new technology centre in Atlanta to accelerate its digital transformation and direct-to-consumer strategy

Asics quantifies the impact of physical inactivity on mental state

Apr 1, 2022 / Japan
Asics Mind Race experiment revealed that the impact of a week of physical inactivity is similar to a week of broken sleep. But it takes only 15:09 minutes of physical activity to lift the mood

Coats launches fibre-laying technology for footwear

Jan 20, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British industrial thread manufacturer has launched Lattice Lite Eco, which uses sustainable materials, to create footwear composite materials

Digital bricks trend grows

Jan 14, 2022 / World
The line between e-commerce and in-store retail continues to shrink in the mind of consumers, which gives a boost to the increase of the use of technology in-store

Mind launches innovative software for shoe designers

Dec 27, 2021 / Portugal
Mind ShoeDesign is an innovative software developed under the Portuguese FOOT4U R&D Project, which enables the visualization and editing of shoes’ models in both 2D and 3D, assisting shoe designers throughout their creative process

Shoe Carnival offers same-day delivery service

Dec 21, 2021 / United States
The footwear retailer has partnered up with the technology company DoorDash to provide a same-day delivery service for US customers residing within 12-miles of the nearest store location

Nike accelerates its digital transformation

Dec 14, 2021 / United States
The company has announced the acquisition of RTFKT, which is a brand known for creating viral sneakers designs and collectible exclusives. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed

CTC teams up with Ars Tinctoria

Dec 9, 2021 / France
The French-based company of quality assurance and consulting services for the footwear and leather industries has announced a partnership with the Italian laboratory Ars Tinctoria

Ecco bets in innovative shoemaking processes

Premium ContentDec 6, 2021 / Denmark
The Danish shoemaker has chosen to use Stratasys Origin One 3D printers and Henkel Loctite materials to accelerate the shoemaking development process in its facilities in Portugal and Denmark
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