New research says basketball footwear has become one of the fastest growing athletic footwear categories in the US.
Sales of lightweight athletic shoes have accounted for nearly 60% of the annual gain in running shoe sales in the US, with demand driven by casual wearers, according to new figures.
The latest data from market research company The NPD Group shows the m…
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Running Shoes Not Required By Amy Sciaretta Earlier this month, New York City showcased the best of Spanish fashion during the annual Soho Mile. Iberian design was celebrated at eight of Soho’s finest retailers including Custo Barcelona, Mascaro Pretty Ballerinas, Tierr, Mango, Camper, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Tous and the Fashion from Spain Showcase. [...]
Events kick off footwear market week in NYC. By Kelsey White This week, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) is hosting the New York Shoe Expo, a seasonal trade show event where hundreds of footwear brands exhibit their newest collections. Manufacturers and retailers from all over the world will be brought together in [...]