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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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Reopening Reflections

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 April/May 2022 Issue

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