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Italian footwear’s recovery is pushed back

The footwear industry once again debates among lights and shadows.

Italian footwear experiences an abrupt halt

After having ended 2017 with moderately positive indicators, pointing towards a much hoped for trend reversal, the National Footwear Assembly faces the disappointing abrupt halt of 2018’s first quarter, with an eye to generational turnover in companies.

Luxury on the rise with momentum provided by China and the Millennials

Luxury footwear will experience 7% growth in 2018: this is what emerges from the Fondazione Altagamma’s Personal Luxury Goods Study elaborated in collaboration with Bain & Company.

Non-EU Made in Italy arrives in Switzerland and the USA

Although 7 out of 10 pairs of shoes firmly remain in the EU, the main destinations for regional exports outside of the Union are Switzerland and the USA, while the role of Russia and the former Soviet bloc falls back to a position of lesser importance.

Vietnam: towards further development

The two days of the Vietnam Footwear Summit, held on 21 and 22 March in Ho Chi Min City, was the occasion for speaking of the Vietnamese footwear manufacturing industry’s role in a global context, while imaging future developments.

The first ten months of the Italian Export 2017

Turkish footwear: worldwide mission

Interview with the upper management of IDMIB on Turkish footwear and its goals

Germany: among big players and quickly rising online sales

Where German retail is headed, Made in Italy market shares, and secret formula that allows German shoes to remain competitive

Sneakermania takes over Italy

A planetary bestseller, in 2017, the sneaker was confirmed as the most dynamic kind of shoe in Italy. When compared to the stagnant consumption characterising other footwear types, it is the only kind to have actually gained a +4%, thus reconciling the tastes of all Italian consumers, whether they are women or men, old or young. Our market is confirming what is currently a global trend affecting both East and West, with reasons spanning both far and wide.

Brazil: moving towards free trade

Trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur are finally in the home stretch: once the difficult question of origins has been resolved, the great market of Brazil will open up to Made in Italy

The footwear manufacturing industry: slow moving

Italian footwear sector: Assocalzaturifici presents its figures

Consumer trends in the near future

Technology, sustainability, and the human factor: these are the three key factors that analysts believe will influence consumer habits in the near future.

In 2018, Birkenstock ends its collaboration with Amazon EU

Starting in January 2018, Birkenstock has decided to terminate the direct deliveries provided by the online platform, as it had previously done in the USA for the orders managed by Amazon USA.

Footwear manufacturers: steady, but unexciting results

A slow recovery characterises the footwear industry during the first nine months of 2017: exports hold steady, with a favourable trade balance, but a weak demand persists in the Italian market that is dominated by a focus on sneakers.

Antidumping: the new legislation bypasses the question of granting MES to China

The new European anti-dumping regulation overrides the fear of China being granted economy market status: here is what the new measures call for and how it was received by the Italian Footwear Manufacturers’ Association. We spoke of it with Matteo Scarparo, while President Annarita Pilotti explains the latest changes in Chinese import duties.

The Scandinavian market

Who knows why we immediately think of far-off places when speaking of footwear exports: to the East towards Russia, South […]

USA: still one of the best markets for Italian products

With Salina Ferretti from Assocalzaturifici and Maurizio Forte from the ICE Agency, we take an in-depth look at the American market

Italian footwear: one step further towards stability

During the first six months of the year, the performance of Italian footwear was completely positive, with encouraging signals for the future.

Made in Italy returns and sets its sights on Russia and the CIS area

Italian exports return to a trend of growth in Russia and the CIS area: we speak of it with Arturo Venanzi and Marino Fabiani

Acrib 4.0

In Padua on July 13th, chairman Siro Badon summed up the situation of the sector and the future of footwear in the Riviera del Brenta: the “era of sneakers” calls for a radical change even in the Venetian district, to prevent growing quantities of pairs from being diverted to other parts of Italy

Where is luxury headed?

The Luxury Summit of Sole 24 Ore faces themes like internationalization, digitalization and sustainability.

Brazilian kids’ footwear: an increasing number of global brands

Design, colour, and high spirits are part of the DNA of Brazilian footwear, especially when it comes to children’s footwear.

A slight uptrend, but not yet a full recovery

Cautious optimism for the industry’s future and looking ahead to the industry of tomorrow: these are the themes that characterized the Assocalzaturifici National Assembly, which was held this past 27 June 2017 at the LIUC – Università Catteneo in Castellanza (VA)

South African footwear is here to stay

This is how South African footwear announced its entry into international markets with the desire to remain there as one of the key players

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Jul 04, 2018

Italian footwear experiences an abrupt halt

After having ended 2017 with moderately positive indicators, pointing towards a much hoped for trend reversal, the National Footwear Assembly faces the disappointing abrupt halt of 2018’s first quarter, with an eye to generational turnover in companies.

Jul 03, 2018

Asadi: double density style and comfort

Brand new from the SS 2019 collection of Asadi, the Malaysian brand owned by Jooi Brothers, is the double density slipper presented in great style at the last edition of Expo Riva Schuh in Riva del Garda this past June.

Zodiaco and Miss Italia: Italian pride

The Florentine brand (located in Gambassi Terme), which has always made 100% Made in Italy production its own personal trademark, invited the most beautiful woman in Italy, Alice Rachele Arlanch (Miss Italia 2017), to be its special guest at the last edition of Expo Riva Schuh in Riva del Garda.

Jun 25, 2018

MOMAD Metrópolis/MOMAD Shoes begins under the best of omens

Scheduled from 7 to 9 September at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, MOMAD Metrópolis, the international fair of fashion-apparel held in conjunction with the fair dedicated to footwear, MOMAD Shoes, promises to be an extremely successful edition, with more than 90 percent of its capacity already spoken for at three months from its start.

Jun 16, 2018

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