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Running Man

September 7, 2011

An artisan at heart and a salesman by trade, Trevor Delmore, vice president of sales for Coogi Footwear, discusses his passion for selling cutting-edge street fashion and why the pursuit never gets old.

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American Accent

August 2, 2011

Rob Rask, managing director of Ara Shoes North America, reveals why the German-based Euro comfort company—already a major player around the world—is positioned to take the country by storm.

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Revolutionary Times

July 6, 2011

Angel Martinez, chairman and CEO of Deckers Outdoor, on the company’s evolving portfolio and its place in the revolutionary worlds of social media, sourcing and emerging brands.

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Triple Play

June 7, 2011

With a three-brand approach spanning the wellness, comfort and fashion markets, Gary Champion, president of Earth, has the company’s bases covered and positioned for rapid growth.

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Utilitarian Man

May 3, 2011

Bill Combs, CEO of Bogs Footwear, talks about the recent acquisition by Weyco Group, makers of Florsheim, and why even if the rain boot craze were to dry up tomorrow, the brand’s future remains lush.

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Straight Talk

March 4, 2011

Industry veteran Steve Lax, CEO of Yaleet, distributors of Naot, offers a no nonsense lay of the land: the good, the bad, the ugly—and why, despite it all, sales continue to boom for the comfort fashion brand.

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Ready to Rock

February 8, 2011

David Sharp, president and COO of Rocky Brands, on how the streamlined, recession-tested company’s revised approach to shoemaking is right in step with the new business normal.

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The Rain King

January 6, 2011

Riding the utilitarian rain boots fashion wave, Rob Moehring, CEO of Washington Shoe Company, makers of Chooka and Western Chief, reports that sales nearly doubled in 2010. He forecasts the deluge to continue this year.

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Evolution Brand

December 3, 2010

Not one to rest on last season’s laurels, James Matush, general manager of Restricted Footwear, discusses the advantages of continually adapting to answer the demands of a rapidly changing market.

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Fit To Be Tried

October 22, 2010

Marcia Kilgore, founder and CEO of FitFlop, dishes on why the wellness brand is a lifelong, everyday solution for millions of consumers in addition to those just seeking tighter buns.

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