Footwear

New Shoe Brands Tap into Private Label, Customization and Social Causes

There are many ways to create newness in footwear, and new brands—including some familiar names—introduced new collections and novel business models at FN Platform this week.

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Meet the New D2C Sneaker Brand with a Transparent Supply Chain

Oliver Cabell, a men’s and women’s accessories brand with a transparent supply chain, introduced a collection of contemporary leather sneakers Tuesday.

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Sustainability Drives Innovation at The Materials Show

After 25 years, The Materials Show in Portland, Oregon continues to be a hub for footwear innovation and new sustainable practices.

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NPD: Fashion Footwear Sales Driven by Convenience and Comfort

At FN Platform Monday, Beth Goldstein, industry analyst and executive director of NPD Group, outlined the key drivers in footwear sales and how a wide net of consumer trends is influencing footwear buying habits.

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5 Changes in Footwear That Could Cut Costs in 2018

The footwear industry spends more on duties than most other segments, but that could all change, thanks to looming legislation that could save the industry billions.

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Brands at FFANY Focus on the Independent Retailer

Unique product is the lifeblood of independent footwear retailers across the U.S. New exhibitors at FFANY’s New York Shoe Expo this week shared distinct footwear designs and unique brand stories.

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OrthoLite Steps Toward Circularity with Eco Hybrid

At The Materials Show in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, the foam and insole manufacturer launched Eco Hybrid, a foam made from upcycled scraps from its own production floor.

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These Custom Fit Men’s Sneakers Lace up by Themselves

Kizik Design is making moves in smart footwear—and its latest innovation meets consumer demands for a more customized, functional and comfortable shoe fit.

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