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Challenges & opportunities in sourcing countries

May 26, 2017 / World
With the demographic & economic changes that are occurring, will China remain as the main sourcing country for footwear?

4 innovative companies in the footwear business

May 26, 2017 / World
It’s not easy to grasp a slice of the footwear market, especially against big players. However, some companies are playing a bold game

Eco Friendly Shoes - a profitable opportunity

May 25, 2017 / World
Many footwear startups and professionals have realized that following consumer preferences can be highly profitable. In fact, we’re not talking only about aesthetics and comfort, but other features that consumers are demanding in their shoes, such as eco-friendly materials

How 3D printing is slowly changing footwear

May 24, 2017 / World
It's starting to be difficult to talk about innovation without mentioning 3D printing. The hype about this technology keeps increasing as many believe it will impact the way society and companies work

Why footwear companies should listen to their customers

May 19, 2017 / World
Innovation is key for players in the footwear industry that want to have a competitive advantage. But they should innovate in a way the consumer values

Why healthy footwear is important for consumers

May 18, 2017 / World
Having comfortable shoes is important, especially for consumers who are aware of the long-term issues of having poorly designed shoes. Can footwear companies adapt to consumers healthy preferences?

Brands producing ethical footwear

May 17, 2017 / World
In the competitive industry of footwear, brands like Indosole and Ethletlic standout in the market for being ethical producers

How a shoe that grows can fight diseases

May 16, 2017 / World
Developing countries offer interesting opportunities for business innovation and growth. Kenton Lee created a shoe that grows, in order to make safer and healthier children who are exposed to soil-transmitted diseases

2 trends to watch in footwear

May 12, 2017 / World
Giving back to society and establishing valuable partnerships are two trends that benefit the image of footwear brands. TOMS is an example of a shoe company intrinsically associated with the idea of helping out people

Challenges and opportunities for footwear producers

May 11, 2017 / World
The rapid pace of urbanization and the constantly-changing consumer preferences are affecting footwear markets. Companies in this sector should be prepared to face these challenges

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

2 High-tech innovations that will change the footwear industry

May 8, 2017 / World
3D printing and Virtual reality are innovative technologies that companies are using to change the way consumers experience footwear

Half a billion dollars' loss for American consumers

Jan 23, 2017 / United States
The words are from Matt Priest, President and CEO footwear association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, reacting to the US withdrawal from the TPP signed today

Asia with little variation in the share of world footwear exports

Sep 14, 2016 / World
The conclusion is presented by the World Footwear Yearbook in its most recent edition, covering statistics updated until the end of 2015

International footwear trade declined in 2015

Sep 5, 2016 / World
According to the latest edition of the World Footwear Yearbook this movement occurs after five years of double-digit growth rates
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