Fashion Footwear

Reebok’s next shoe will be made from corn

Reebok, the athletic apparel company, is creating its first shoe made entirely from biological materials. The shoe, which will be available in the fall, will have a cotton upper and a sole made from Susterra, a corn-based plastic substitute, said Bill McInnis, who heads ReebokFuture. It’s intended to be completely compostable and will even use biologically derived glue to join the different pieces together. “We started considering the whole lifecycle of the shoe and whether Read more…

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Brazilian shoe exports hit a bump in first quarter

Brazil exported 31.33 million pairs of shoes during the first three months of 2017, a 1.6% drop compared to the same quarter of last year, according to the latest data from Brazilian footwear association Abicalçados. The value of these exports was $259 million, a 14.2% increase year-on-year. Heitor Klein, president of Abicalçados, explained that the price of Brazilian footwear was boosted by a drop in value of the US dollar. The average price of each Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

Footwear brand rolls out light ‘safety-toe’ work shoe

The Wolverine Jetstream safety-toe shoe. A long-time footwear brand in the area has released its lightest-ever “safety-toe” work shoe. The Wolverine Jetstream weighs 10.7 ounces in the men’s style and 10.5 ounces in the women’s style, making it the brand’s most lightweight work shoe. The Jetstream uses a lighter Wolverine CarbonMax safety toe for optimal comfort, while still retaining its safety measures. “The Jetstream’s Wolverine CarbonMax nanotechnology safety toe is the result of years of Read more…

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Footwear trading

VN leather and footwear exports could reach $26 billion by 2020

The Ministry of Industry and Trade held a seminar in HCM City on April 7 to collect comments from experts and enterprises in the industry on the revised plan. According to the revised plan’s overall objectives, the leather and footwear industry will develop at a high speed to maintain its position as one of the country’s key export industries and create more jobs with improved incomes for workers.Implementing better corporate social responsibility and raising the Read more…

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Industry News

Woodland to open 50 more stores in FY18; Expects 25 pc jump in revenue

India is often referred to as the sleeping giant in footwear terms. With changing lifestyles and increasing affluence, domestic demand for footwear is projected to grow at a faster rate than has been seen. Currently the brand is present globally in over 40 countries that include- Hong Kong, China, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, GCC , CIS Countries and more Currently, India is the second largest footwear producer in the world, with Read more…

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Bata strengths India online presence by teaming up with Fynd

Often, finding the right pair of footwear that completes an outfit becomes a tricky affair. People are apprehensive of buying footwear from e-commerce portals as neither the material, size nor the brand is familiar. Completely obviating the scope for these kinds of apprehensions, Fynd, one of India’s most unique fashion e-commerce portals, has got on board Bata, India’s oldest footwear brand. Fynd Co-founder, Harsh Shah (left) says adding Bata to Fynd’s portfolio will enhance his company’s value Read more…

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Lectra delivers Industry 4.0 to athletic footwear market

Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has launched its new VectorFootwear digital technology to transform traditional cutting rooms into state-of-the-art digitalised domains for athletic footwear. According to the manufacturer, when compared with traditional die presses, Lectra’s VectorFootwear not only guarantees that manufacturers and brands are compliant with Industry 4.0 principles, it also provides major gains, including fabric optimisation, maximum flexibility, optimised productivity and Read more…

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Industry News

Vietnam to speed up leather and footwear sector development

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced a revised plan for the development of the country’s leather and footwear industry during a seminar held on April 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Under the revised plan announced by the Government, Vietnam aims to earn between US$24-26 billion from leather and footwear exports by 2020, according to local media reports. The plan is said to cover the industry developments until 2025 with a vision Read more…

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Industry News

Payless Shoesource files for bankruptcy protection

US footwear retail group Payless Shoesource has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a financial and operational restructuring of the company. It also announced the immediate closure of nearly 400 “underperforming” stores in the US and Puerto Rico. “This is a difficult but necessary decision driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment, which will only intensify,” said Payless CEO Paul Jones. “We will build a stronger Payless for our customers, Read more…

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Nike Is the Top Brand for More Than 50 Percent of Teens

A new consumer research survey smells like teen spirit. Analyst firm Piper Jaffray revealed the results of its latest semi-annual Teen Research Project after collecting upwards of 5,500 responses nationwide. Subjects, whose average ages were 16, were asked to note their spending patterns, brand preferences and favorite product trends. The survey uncovered that overall teen spending is down 2.4 percent from fall 2016, among several other findings in regard to retail, footwear and social media. Below are several notable takeaways from the report: 1. Nike remains Read more…

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