Lawmakers urge end of shoe duties under TPP

Some US lawmakers seek to eliminate footwear duties from nations involved in the Tran-Pacific Partnership trade talks, including Vietnam.

Online athletic footwear sales in 21% surge

NPD Group

E-commerce sales of athletic footwear in the US hit an estimated $5bn in the year to April, up 21%.

NPD Group: Basketball shoe category growing

New research says basketball footwear has become one of the fastest growing athletic footwear categories in the US.

NPD Group: Children’s leads athletic footwear growth

NPD Group

Children’s is the fastest-growing segment of the US athletic footwear market, with sales up 12% by value in 2012, according to industry analyst The NPD Group.

Footwear finds

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Elise Diamantini finds footwear for fall ’13.

ShoeStats report points to rising footwear sales

American Apparel & Footwear Association

According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, shoe consumption jumped 14% last year as the economy began to strengthen.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 Off to a Great Start in New York City

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  New York’s fashion week got a little jump start on Wednesday, before the official opening of Mercedes Benz’s Lincoln Center venue on Thursday. The Couture Council of the Museum at FIT hosted its annual luncheon at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. The room was filled with the kind of ladies who actually wear […]

Frye and Clarks preview fall 2011 and spring 2012 collections

Frye boot

During New York’s recent footwear market week, MR editorial assistants Kelsey White and Hannah Roth stopped by the Frye and Clarks shoe previews to see what’s next for these young men’s perennially favorite brands.   At the Frye event, we saw plump pebbled patterns, vibrant multi-colored styles, one-eyed tie suede shoes, the new kilt pattern, […]

Etnies collaborates with Joie De Vivre Hotels on eco-friendly shoe

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Under 40 bucks and eco-friendly—who won’t want to wear these shoes? By Hannah Roth Etnies has teamed up with Joie De Vivre Hotels to promote their “Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree” campaign from June through September 2011. The three participating Californian hotels—Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach, Shorebreak in Huntington Beach and Pacific Edge Hotel […]

Asics new shoe line is vegetarian-friendly

Asics Onitsuka Tiger California 78 Red

By Kelsey White As a vegetarian, I’m constantly searching for non-leather products—especially shoes and handbags. Finding quality vegan products that suit my personal taste is always a challenge. I don’t want my non-leather footwear to look revolting, but I also don’t want it to look bland. Though many new vegan products are emerging, the market […]