Two milestone anniversaries for Footwear Friends

Two milestone anniversaries for Footwear Friends

On 17 May 1836, five gentlemen met in Gerrard Street, Soho, for the purpose of forming a ‘Benevolent Society of Master Boot & Shoe Makers’. King William IV was reigning, and it was another year before the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. Each of the five gentlemen who set up the fund deposited five shillings […]

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EU Ecolabel announces revised criteria for footwear

EU Ecolabel announces revised criteria for footwear

  After three years of development by representatives of industry, government, environmental and consumer organisations, EU Ecolabel has revealed revised criteria adopted by the Commission on 5 August 2016 and published in the official journal. The new criteria is stricter, aiming to reward manufacturers whose products have a lower environmental impact in terms of depletion of natural resources […]

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Footwear Focus Road Test: Moda 2016 Supplement

Footwear Focus Road Test: Moda 2016 Supplement

Högl – grown-up shoes for a grown-up wardrobe. Editor Bryony Andrews road tests a pair of nude stiletto pumps from Austrian premium women’s shoe brand Högl, and finds they slot right in and make themselves at home in her working wardrobe. Click here to read the article in Footwear Today

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Top 5 trends to expect at FN Platform

Top 5 trends to expect at FN Platform

Leslie Gallin, president of footwear at UBM, shares her top five favourite trends she expects to see on the show floor at the FN PLATFORM show in August.   MULES Sometimes there’s a trend that’s so easy and cool, you can’t help but fall in with the crowd! This season, it’s the mule. The easy […]

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Retailer of the Month: Jake Shoes

Retailer of the Month: Jake Shoes

Jake Shoes was started in 1975 by the parents of current managing director Jake Bland, and now has two stores located in Stockport and Manchester. Cheryl Taylor caught up with Jake to find out a bit more about the business. Click here to read more.          

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Ars Arpel and Fotoshoe merger

Ars Arpel and Fotoshoe merger

Ars Arpel Group and Fotoshoe Group, leading players in the world of footwear and leather goods publishing, have integrated their respective activities with the aim of developing their common interests on an international level. From January 2017, the resulting new company, Edizioni AF, will publish magazines including Arsutoria, Fotoshoe30, Arpel, Idea Pelle, Bambino, and Fur, […]

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Why I Buy: Hey Dude Shoes

Why I Buy: Hey Dude Shoes

Steve White of White & Sons Shoes, based in Sidmouth in Devon, tells senior editor Cheryl Taylor why he buys Hey Dude Shoes. Click here to read more in the August issue of Footwear Today  

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Company Profile: Sanosan

Company Profile: Sanosan

Senior editor Cheryl Taylor talks affordable quality and healthy feet with Sanosan, manufacturer of premium sandals for women and men. Click here to read the full article in the August issue of Footwear Today

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Brooks Running Company gains new talent in design and leadership

Brooks Running Company gains new talent in design and leadership

Brooks Running Company has promoted Patrick Pons de Vier to senior vice president of global footwear and hired Gerald Kuhtz as senior design director of global footwear. Pons de Vier and Kuhtz will leverage decades of expertise to lead Brooks’ footwear team to propel the design, performance and overall experience of Brooks’ running shoes in […]

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Footwear Focus Road Test: August 2016

Footwear Focus Road Test: August 2016

Lunar sandals – the colour of summer. Fashion writer Emma Cooke ditches her 50 shades of grey wardrobe and springs into summer in her multi coloured Lunar sandals. Click here to read the full feature in Footwear Today About Footwear Focus Road Tests: a member of Footwear Today’s editorial team tests footwear in the field, aiming to provide […]

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