It’s All Good: The fifth-annual Two Ten Foundation Footwear Cares event reached record levels of volunteerism and now shifts to a yearlong initiative.
Old-School Remedies: Recently, a well-established independent retailer called me nearly at his wit’s end. He said the first few weeks of the ...
The New Classics: What’s old is new again, as brands reintroduce traditional favorites with fined-tuned aesthetics and upgraded comfort.
Tried and True: Outdoor brands go back to their roots: Heritage and authenticity are key product cues that appeal to younger and older consumers alike.
Home Field Advantage: With a proven track record, Scott Home, president of Fashion Major Brands (distributor of Coolway, Musse & Cloud and Freestyle by Coolway) is building the business the old-fashioned way: great products, partnerships and passion.
Smart Money: Dedicated to doing the right thing, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship Program provides financial as well as intellectual assistance to industry members and their families
seeking higher education.
Heel Thyself: Statement shapes and intricate details build style from the ground up.
To Be in Tbilisi: East meets West in Georgia’s capital city crossroads, where sporty, punk and chic looks prove style barriers are wide open.
Weather or Not: Low-profile rain shoes for those days when Mother Nature just can’t make up her mind.
American Dream: Joe Ouaknine, CEO of Titan Industries, reflects on a fast-paced career and the wonderful people and amazing places he has encountered along the way.
Star Power: They don’t call it the Superstar for nothing: The iconic Adidas trainer continually cycles back into fashion, finding prominence among ’70s-era NBA players, ’80s b-boys, ’90s skaters and, most recently, A-list fashionistas.
The Sundowner Also Rises: Over the past three decades, Vasque’s Sundowner boot has achieved legendary status among avid hikers and weekend warriors alike for its timeless styling, unfailing durability
and reliable versatility.
Change Agent: Philippe Meynard, CEO and president of Earth Shoes, is ushering in a slew of changes in an effort to adapt the company amid a retail shakeout for the ages.
Heave-ho the Status Quo: Unprecedented. Befuddling. Terrifying. Stunning. Disruptive. Ugly. Revolutionary. Deplorable. Unpredictable. Bat crap crazy…
No, I’m not rehashing reactions to the presidential election. ...
Who’s the Boss, Anyway?: For the future of shoe fashion and foot health, our industry must show who’s the boss here. We owe it to consumers to save them from themselves.
Back to the Future: Bob Mullaney, president and COO of ShoeBuy, on a fortuitous life and career aided greatly by the ability to stretch and embrace change.
Family Ties: Todd Wolff, president of Wolff Shoe Company, makers of Sesto Meucci, Vaneli and Eric Javits brands, on leading the fourth-generation, family-owned company during a paradigm shift in retail.
More Than a Feeling: Brands increasingly blend the best of both worlds to produce versatile, all-day wear that looks and feels great.
Totally Emoji: Embroidered, bedazzled or patched, fashion’s new icons sport major text appeal.
The X Factor: Cross-strap sandals fuse style with stability.
Bow Hunting: The search is over: sweet sandals topped with trendy ties.
Model Citizens: By popular demand: lightweight, versatile and snazzy boots for spring.
Game of Thrones: Clinton or Trump? Regardless of who the next leader of the free world may be, each will affect sourcing, sales and style in their own unique ways.
Great Danes: Ecco marks its silver anniversary in the States, a legacy built on design innovation, premium quality and supreme comfort.
Father Knew Best: Looking back three decades, Rick Muskat, executive vice president and principal of Deer Stags Concepts and FDRA chairman, reflects on the fatherly advice that has served as the backbone to the third-generation family business.
Power Couples: From baroque to boho, meet fall’s shoe-and-bag soul mates.
Cool in Canada: From punky to funky, anything goes in the Great White North.
Norm to the Core: Mark Lardie, CEO of Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse chains, proudly embraces the traditional family footwear format—and here’s why.
Game Changer: With a new management team in place overseeing a streamlined portfolio, Dave Powers, CEO of Deckers Brands, discusses the lifestyle brand opportunities that lie ahead amid a rapidly evolving retail landscape.
A Touch of Gray: Naot CEO Steve Lax looks back on the long, strange trip from ’60s idealist to 21st-century realist—and the wisdom gained along the way.
High Times: Men’s hi-tops elevate style with textured leathers and canvas prints.
Velvet Sky: The plus fabric transforms everyday styles into stars.
Changing of the Guard: Marking Washington Shoe Company’s 125th anniversary, Karl and Rob Moehring, CEO and chairman respectively, reflect on four generations of family ownership and the exciting road ahead.
Meet the Yuccie: The latest millennial archetype is a major trend-setter seeking meaningful brand relationships.
Get a Grip: The sneakerboot is gaining traction in a world gone mad for sneakers.
Hot Rocks: Glitzy jeweled embellishments steal the show.