Shelter from the Storm

April 26th, 2021

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

December 1st, 2020

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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Back to Work!

October 21st, 2020

Here’s what’s in store for Spring ’21 in the occupational/safety market.

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Disco Fever

Designers head to Funkytown this spring.

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Reopening Reflections

July 2nd, 2020

As retailers nationwide reopen amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic they are entering the new normal—one filled with high hopes, stark fears, many unknowns, enormous challenges, tectonic consumer behavioral shifts and a hungering for any port in the storm. Here, 11 leading retailers from across America reflect on what’s gone right, wrong and unexpectedly, and what their strategies and expectations are going forward.

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The Virus Diaries

June 2nd, 2020

A dozen leading executives are pivoting on the fly in a gallant effort to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. In the industry’s darkest days, they’re beacons of determination and ingenuity.

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Win-Win

April 30th, 2020

Andy Polk, FDRA’s senior vice president and sustainability expert, on how companies can lessen their global footprint while increasing their bottom line.

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The Biza Blueprint

February 1st, 2020

Led by veteran independent retailers Dave and Danny Astobiza and sourcing expert Brian Jensen, the new comfort brand hits on key product, production
and distribution touchstones that make it unique among wholesale launches.

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Golden in Colorado

October 24th, 2019

Celebrating 50 years, Richard Polk, founder of Pedestrian Shops, has set the gold standard for the comfort specialty format, spanning selection, service, location and community outreach.

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