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Bright Lights

July 11th, 2012

Minimal running shoes in an array of shocking colors are creating a sales stampede.
By Angela Velasquez

Trade Show Guide

May 31st, 2012

Chock-full of must-see reasons to attend, the August round of trade shows offers a comprehensive industry overview of the latest Spring ’13 trends from established players and the latest crop of up-and-comers.

By Mary Avant and Lyndsay McGregor

FN Platform: Bigger and Better

Born In The USA

April 20th, 2012

As Chinese labor shortages continue to be a source of woe and materials and shipping costs skyrocket, a growing number of manufacturers are bringing production back home, answering both logistical needs and an increasing demand for made-in-the-U.S.A. merchandise.

By Lyndsay McGregor

Show Time!

March 2nd, 2012

fall trends, show vibes and industry buzz

Fine China?

January 31st, 2012

Battered by escalating costs and worker shortages, footwear manufacturers brace for a tough year ahead in the People’s Republic—and begin to look elsewhere for sourcing. By Audrey Goodson

Encore Performance

January 6th, 2012

Despite unseasonably warm weather that made sales more challenging, manufacturers are setting the stage for another blockbuster boot season next fall with added styles and features. By Audrey Goodson

Keeping up with the Big Dogs

December 1st, 2011

With the Internet poised to become the holiday’s most popular shopping destination, independent retailers are finding creative ways to compete with Zappos and Shoebuy.

Fighting the Good Fight

October 18th, 2011

The footwear industry unites to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Show Times

September 7th, 2011

The latest traffic and trend reports out of ENKWSA, FFANY, OR, TASM and FN Platform.

The Devil Inside

August 2nd, 2011

Smart preventative measures can keep employee theft from hurting your store’s bottom line.