The Week in Footwear: Salvatore Ferragamo Opens Advanced Atelier; Evaluates Investment Plans

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Hoka One One takes flight with double-digit growth

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For a performance running brand that’s only eight years old, a lot of things have changed for Hoka One One. First and foremost: its aesthetic. (Read More)

Report: The Rockport Group explores options including sale

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The Rockport Group is exploring options, including a sale, after one of the company’s major debt holders, Crescent Capital Group LP, took ownership of the company. (Read More)

Nike taps Zotefoams to develop foam technologies

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Nike entered a strategic partnership with U.K. cellular material technology firm Zotefoams to develop and manufacture foam innovations specifically for the high-performance athletic footwear market. (Read More)

Salvatore Ferragamo opens advanced atelier; evaluates investment plans

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As luxury brands like Gucci and Jimmy Choo adopt no fur policies and embrace sustainable alternatives, Italian luxury shoe brand Salvatore Ferragamo announced a new investment to help clean up and advance its production process. (Read More)

Deckers Brands board of directors to remain intact

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Deckers Brands defeated activist shareholder Marcato Capital Management’s attempt to replace its entire board of directors. (Read More)

Startup Antonia Saint NY takes on comfort, construction and fit

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Antonia Saint NY captured the shoe market’s attention this summer when it launched heels with sneaker-like comfort on Kickstarter, but a deeper dive into founder Antonia Saint Dunbar’s concept reveals a shoe design that pulls back the curtain on a number of footwear issues. (Read More)

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