The Week in Footwear: 2017 American Image Awards to Honor Marc Fisher

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced last week Marc Fisher as one the honorees for the American Image Awards (AIA). Plus, L.A.-based shoemaker Daniel Patrick is helping his NBA clients find perfect footwear with high-tech machinery.

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The Week in Footwear: FDRA Sounds Off on Trade Post-TPP

The TPP swung from likely passage to uncertainty as critics expressed reservations about its impact on American workers. Plus, FFANY emphasizes the importance of footwear despite unpredictable weather and trade woes.

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The Week in Footwear: ACI International Acquires Joe’s Jeans Footwear License

Sequential Brands announced that global footwear distributor, ACI International, has picked up the men’s and women’s footwear license for Joe’s Jeans. Plus, Adidas is upgrading its iconic Superstar silhouette with exposed Boost technology.

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The Week in Footwear: Nike CEO Condemns Trump’s Refugee Plan

Nike CEO Mark Parker denounced the President’s ban, and reinforced Nike’s welcoming policy in a Sunday afternoon memo to employees. Plus,Tamaris believes it has the answer to the age-old question of what makes a heel comfortable.

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US Athletic Footwear Industry Reaches $17.5B in 2016 Despite Retail Challenges

A return to retro has meant big bucks for the athletic footwear business—it’s also what seems to have kept the sector above water in a year roiled with uncertainty for retail.

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The Week in Footwear: FDRA Expresses Disappointment with TPP Withdrawal

President Trump signed an executive order Monday withdrawing the United States’ signature from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Plus, Patricia Green speaks about how classics play a role in today's footwear designs.

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The Week in Footwear: How Rooy Turns Sneaker Dreams Into Reality

How can a sneaker designer break the barrier of entry in a category governed by Nike, Adidas and Under Armour? Some turn to Rooy for help. Plus, Vamp rounds up Europe's most popular footwear trends of 2016.

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