Adam Green appointed Commercial Director Europe for the Vionic Group

Adam Green appointed Commercial Director Europe for the Vionic Group

Prior to joining Vionic, Adam was employed by Wolverine Worldwide as brand director (EMEA), responsible for Sebago and Hush Puppies. His previous roles are as follows:  Wolverine Worldwide  – Product Director (EMEA); Blacks Leisure – Buying Manager; George (Asda) – Footwear Buyer; Next – Graduate Programme – Trainee Buyer (Footwear). Founded in 1979 and with […]

Footwear industry: Italian exports worth 9.5 billion euros in 2017

Positive trend for Veneto, Tuscany, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna; negative trend for Marche and Campania.  After the fall in recent years, there was a recovery for exports to Russia and the CIS area. SHOE MANUFACTURERS IN ITALY: A POSITIVE YEAR FOR EXPORTS Exports from the Italian footwear sector increased again: 2017 closed up+3.4% on 2016 (after […]

FootHealth will be back on 19 and 20 June at @KetteringConf. Don’t miss out, book now at  – 2 Day CPD only £22+vat #foothealth2018

FootHealth will be back on 19 and 20 June at @KetteringConf. Don’t miss out, book now at  – 2 Day CPD only £22+vat #foothealth2018

SAVE THE DATE – Footwear Friends Annual Awards 18th October 2018!

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the prestigious Footwear Friends Annual Awards with us on Thursday, 18th October 2018 – 6.30 – 9.30 pm at the London Canal Museum near Kings Cross, London. Hope you can join us!

20th UITIC Congress surpasses expectations

May 22, 2018 / UITI It ended last Friday, with an extremely positive balance, the largest International Technical Footwear Congress. For one week, over 540 footwear professionals, coming from 33 countries, gathered in Porto “It was an incredible Congress“, stated Yves Morin, President of UITIC – International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians, adding: “The 20th UITIC Congress […]

Lazy dogz footwear were today delighted to present the Manchester Dogs Home with a cheque for £750.

Manchester dogs home PicturePictured on the left of the attached photo is Mark Newman Lazy dogz brand manager presenting the cheque to Colin Ballance the Homes Liaison Officer along with Scooby a rescue dog from the home. Scooby has been at the home for 8 months and today was meeting a potential new family. Colin […]



Start-Rite Shoes today announced that it has promoted Sarah Northage to Head of Sales. Sarah joined Start-Rite Shoes as National Accounts Manager in January 2017 having previously managed key accounts at Ellesse, Converse, Hush Puppies & CAT Footwear.  Sarah boasts extensive product knowledge and market understanding, and in her role as Head of Sales she […]

Global footwear representatives together for free and fair trade in the footwear sector

Porto, 16 May 2018 Representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of five continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade during the third International Footwear Forum held in Porto on the 16th May On the occasion of a successful 20th UITIC International Technical Footwear Congress’s week organised by APICCAPS, […]

MICAM 86 Milano 16th – 18th September, 2018  SHOE TRENDS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Trends for Spring/Summer 2019 are inspired by meditation and well-being, both physical and mental, with a colour palette that can positively affect your mood. The fun and funky bohemian look abounds with retro detailing, conjuring up a feeling of summer and visions of faraway places. Another big trend is the search for authenticity, taking the […]

Advice to High Street Retailers: Adjust to consumer behaviour and think creatively about the shopping experience, if you want your business to survive.

Following today’s announcement that Marks & Spencer will close 100 stores by 2022, Dr Felicity Hardley, Senior Lecturer in marketing and business strategy at Westminster Business School, comments on why changing consumer behaviour means the sector should expect further woes this year: “Today’s announcement, combined with recent grim news about the retail sector and household names […]