Footwear Manufacturer

India will have strong foothold in global footwear

Non-leather footwear manufacture has made huge strides in India in recent years. Majority of footwear made in the country is non-leather. Growing demand, adoption of new technologies and use of an ever-expanding range of designs have contributed towards the growth of the sector. For instance, in 2013-14, the manufacturers based in Kozhikode (Calicut), which is fast emerging as the second non-leather footwear hub after Delhi, recorded an impressive 132 per cent rise in business. This Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

GST rates: Footwear to cost more as firms look to increase prices by 5-7%

Footwear companies across the country are looking to increase prices of their products—particularly in the leather segment—by 5-7%, in a bid to compensate for a higher goods and service tax (GST) rate. The GST Council had categorised footwear into two tax slabs. Those priced below Rs500 will be taxed at 5%, and others will be taxed at 18%. “While we welcome the path-breaking tax reform of GST (one nation, one tax, one sector), we will Read more…

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Adidas has a secret weapon to beat Nike – and it’s just about ready to deploy it

Adidas is on a tear as of late – and it has a plan to keep tearing it up, too. As of March, the German sportswear maker had nearly doubled its market share in the US, from around 6% to 11%, according to data from NPD Group. Its sales in the US grew 31% in the first quarter of this year. That celebration was dampened a little bit, however, by the news that the trend Read more…

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Footwear Industry

India has the largest footwear market in the world: Adesh Gupta, CEO, Liberty Shoes

Liberty Shoes CEO, Adesh Gupta, speaks to ET Now regarding the GST structure for the footwear industry in general and how the sector would change as the market gets more organsied post GST. What is your view on the new GST structure for footwear because most on the Street seem to be lauding rates but in case of your industry, the feeling seems to be a little otherwise considering how unorganised the industry is? The fundamental is that GST is Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

Footwear is more than black, white and brown

As an industry, we get quite excited about the automobile and the leather goods aspects of our business and this is where the growth has been in recent years. All through the past hundred years, footwear has been far bigger and even the most pessimistic view of what has been happening in the past few years still has footwear using about twice the volume of leather as the two other sectors added together. So, for Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

Nike’s Unofficial ‘Dad Shoe’ Is One Of Its Best Selling Sneakers

Thanks to its slick design and “it’ll go with anything” quality, Nike’s footwear is favored by fashion snobs all around the world. But there is one shoe from the iconic brand that you never thought could become its top seller. Say hello to the Nike Air Monarch, aka “the underdog” or as Business Insider points out, the quintessential dad shoe. Designed by Rob Dolan, The Nike Air Monarch was first released in the early 2000s. Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

An On-Feet Look at the Nike Air Max 97

Earlier this June, Nike took the wraps off the latest Air Max 97 iteration covered in a clean and crisp “Summit White” colorway. The beloved low-top model is draped in various shades of white alongside snakeskin detailing near the midsole. Not to mention 3M reflective piping wraps around its wave-shaped upper. This time around, fans can get an on-feet look at the new rendition courtesy of OVERKILL. Check out the photos above and purchase the Nike Air Max 97 “White Read more…

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Shoe brands urged to tackle forced labour at tanneries and ranches

LONDON, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Leading shoe and designer clothing labels including Nike and Puma have made progress in tackling forced labour in their leather supply chains but could do more to address the issue at tanneries and ranches providing hides, according to a study. It raised particular concern over China’s largest shoe retailer, Belle International, which failed to provide any information on its leather supply chain in a survey and made no Read more…

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ADIDAS HAS ALMOST TIED JORDAN BRAND FOR U.S. MARKET SHARE AND WILL SOON PASS IT

The upward trend that adidas is experiencing in the United States is not slowing down anytime soon, and most recent numbers reported by the NPD Group show that Jordan Brand is heavily affected by this change. Since May 2016, adidas has nearly doubled its U.S. athletic footwear market share from 6.3% to 11.3%, where Nike dipped slightly from 35.9% to 34.7%. However, it is Jordan Brand that is taking the brunt of the abuse as Read more…

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Agra’s footwear industry says GST will hit them hard

Agra: Members of Agra’s footwear industry who were looking towards the Goods and Services Tax regime with the hope that it would provide some relief to them are now up in arms against high tax slabs that will be rolled out on July 1. Now, members representing around 5,000 shoe factories in the unorganized sector along with 3,000 wholesale dealers, who are sitting on a three-day dharna since Saturday, have threatened to launch an indefinite Read more…

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