From 3D printing to robots that are changing the way shoes are made, 2016 was the year footwear got tech-y.
3D printing technology got plenty of lip service from the industry this year, and in some cases much more than that. Adidas, for instance, released its first commercially available3D printed shoe, as did rival New Balance. Even non-athletic shoe companies, like People Footwear and Ryka, got in on the action.
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It seems the Indian government is stuck between a rock–complying with global trade rules and its overall tax structure –and a hard place–supporting its apparel and textile industry.Read more
Retail executives looking to boost sales need to re-evaluate every aspect of their businesses with women, new wealth and the web in mind.Read more
Macy's Inc.'s group VP and creative director Nicole Fischelis is leaving, plus Under Armour named Ryan Drew as its new head of footwear.Read more
Companies sourcing in Mexico will very soon be facing labor costs that are 10 percent higher.Read more
The North American Free Trade Negotiations have turned into a blame game about which party is doing the most to damage the deal. Needless to say, little progress seems to have been made at the fifth round of negotiations that wrapped in Mexico City Tuesday.Read more