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Great Expectations

An on-demand society means companies must deliver—or else. Increasingly high expectations now extend well beyond being able to receive packages and stream programming at the press of a few buttons. Consumers expect to get what they want, when they want it. That includes comfort, style and versatility in shoes from cowboy boots to clogs to sneakers, etc. Here, a broad array of leading brand execs detail how their latest collections meet those great expectations.

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Forward March

Despite strong global headwinds, MICAM attendees put their best foot forward, many optimistic that better days lie ahead.

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Recovery Mission

Birkenstock is heading feet first into the run specialty channel, and setting the pace for its Active Recovery footwear is industry veteran Jim Van Dine.

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Back to Work

Are we ready for a rebuild renaissance? As America emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, work brands are expecting a bull market in the years ahead—so long as there are enough skilled laborers to do the jobs.

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In the Running

Long Island runners reveal their shoe and shopping preferences, and why the exercise is a healthy way of life, especially during the pandemic.

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Shelter from the Storm

Faced with the industry’s biggest crisis in history, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation has been answering the call for emergency assistance for more than a year, delivering on its mission to help shoe
people in need like never before. It’s a Herculean effort involving hard work, humanity and generosity—a heroic tale of an industry coming together in its greatest time of need.

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Into the Wild

Hiking is hot. The pandemic has made the outdoors look greater than ever—and brands are poised to take the category to new heights.

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Ground Breaker

The Ecco Yucatan sport sandal raised the bar in terms of price, performance and comfort, gaining legions of followers worldwide in its ongoing journey.

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The February 2023 Issue

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