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The January 2011 Issue of Footwear Plus

Features

Inside the Outdoors

Suppliers are pushing the performance envelope next fall, answering increasing demands for product versatility—ranging from innovative linings that help pump up blood circulation to styling as suitable on the trails as in the office. The latest outdoor footwear offerings address the anywhere, anytime desires of adventure enthusiasts who seek to travel lightly and move fast. Topping the list are all-purpose shoes that can withstand the elements and handle a variety of terrain.

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January 2011

Mobile Mentality

Retail giants are launching Smartphone shopping applications as more customers go mobile, but should smaller sellers follow suit?

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January 2011

The Rain King

Riding the utilitarian rain boots fashion wave, Rob Moehring, CEO of Washington Shoe Company, makers of Chooka and Western Chief, reports that sales nearly doubled in 2010. He forecasts the deluge to continue this year.

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Sock Options

Bought high or low, tight or bulky, women strutting about New York are bullish on socks this season. By Dorothy Hong

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