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What’s the Big Idea?

November 26th, 2012

Some say eclectic is the new black, while others argue that it’s the result of a shotgun approach in the hopes something catches on and becomes the next big thing.

By Angela Velasquez

How to Combat Showrooming

October 24th, 2012

Tips on overcoming the latest challenge facing brick-and-mortar retailers.

On the Road Again

August 28th, 2012

The trade show round-up: key trends, traffic reports and juicy topics coming out of FN Platform, FFANY, Outdoor Retailer and The Atlanta Shoe Market among others.

Are We Better Off?

July 31st, 2012

As the election approaches, industry leaders debate how we’re faring today compared with four years ago. By Maria Bouselli

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