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Disruptor II becomes glam

Fila Disruptor, the 2018 sneaker of the year according to Footwear News, returns in a glam version.

Mizuno1906, the dynamic sneaker

On the occasion of Pitti Uomo, the Japanese brand Mizuno presents two new products, Salph Reflex and Naos Reflex.

D.A.T.E. interior design inspiration

Lift Bike is the protagonist of the new SS2020 collection by D.A.T.E., which takes its inspiration from the shapes and palettes of interior design.

Punk in pastel shades

After The New Warriors arrives another collaboration between Dr. Martens and Undercover, the brand of Japanese designer Jun Takahashi.

Avirex, the great tradition is once again contemporary

The historic brand renewed as an initiative of Nice Footwear returns with a casual collection for the most sophisticated man.

Bensimon ‘Fiorucci style’

Bensimon, the iconic French tennis shoe celebrates its 40th anniversary, and on the occasion, the designer Jonny Mole creates a “Fiorucci style” version.

Converse, a new capsule collection for JV Anderson

After the logo-mania and felt capsule collections, JW Anderson and Converse undertake a new partnership characterised by a focus on glam and sparkling glitter.

Fashionable Tevas

Who ever said comfy isn’t fashionable? A new collaboration brings out the very best fashion spirit in Teva.

What is the exact size of your child’s feet?

From a survey done by, it emerged that 65% of children wear the wrong shoe size with the risk of permanently damaging their feet.

Italian SMEs on Amazon

Opportunities for Italian SMEs to promote themselves on the Amazon e-commerce platform.

Salvatore Ferragamo, under the sun at 42 degrees

Salvatore Ferragamo focuses on sustainability and presents the 42 Degrees capsule collection

Heitor Klein, thirty years at the service of Abicalçados

After many years at the head of the Brazilian footwear association, Heitor Klein stands down as executive president and is succeeded by Haroldo Ferreira.

ACDL debuts with NEON

Winner of the European ‘Worth Project’ contest for its design and innovation, and currently supported by the IFM French Institute of Fashion, this past April at the Milan Furniture Fair, ACDL – Artisan Chausseur Design Lab launched its first capsule collection, ACDL1.

D’Orsay cut

The timeless and unconventional style of Freda Salvador for a handmade and already iconic sneaker.

W3Rd looks to pineapple

A fruity sneaker? Yes, thanks to pineapple. Mercer Amsterdam presents its first Piñatex collection.

Second hand fashion experiences a growth trend, which is four times that of luxury

The True Luxury Consumer Insight study by the Boston Consulting Group for Altagamma confirms the growing popularity of second hand fashion goods.

Sisley in chunky style

Even Sisley joins the ‘dad sneaker’ bandwagon, presenting a capsule collection of great impact.

Record sales for Puma during the 2019 first quarter: up +15.3%.

A golden quarter for the German sportswear group that registers a new record in sales and profit.

Adidas, up +6.1% during the first quarter

Adidas announces 2019 first quarter results that exceed forecasts, with further growth expected also thanks to the collaboration with Beyoncé.

VC1 celebrates Victor Cruz

From the special collaboration between a French designer and NFL star arises an extremely appealing sneaker, the VC1.

K-Swiss is sold to the Chinese company, Xtep

The brand of sports footwear K-Swiss, together with Palladium and Supra, which are currently owned by South Korean-based E-Land World Company and E-Land USA Holding Inc., will be sold for 260 million dollars to the Chinese company, Xtep International Holding Ltd.

Zalando’s revenue grows while also experiencing losses

Zalando announces its 2019 first quarter results, which sees a growth in sales, number of active customers, and traffic on its platform, while net losses also increased at the same time.

History of the buckle: between fashion, costume and jewellery

The private collection of Pennasilico, one of the most important worldwide, gives rise to the book published by Skira editore, “The History of the Buckle between Fashion and Jewellery (1700-1950)”, which traces the historical timeline of this striking little object, which, since time immemorial, has always been much more than just a simple and functional element used in clothing.

New collaboration with Universal Works for Birkenstock

After Rick Owens and Valentino, Birkenstock launches a new and exciting collaboration with Universal Works, the British brand of apparel founded by David Keyte.

Monnalisa invests in retail and e-commerce

Having ended the fiscal year with a consolidated turnover of 51 million euros, up +7% at a constant exchange rate, Monnalisa’s positive results are mostly due to its positive retail trend that compensated for losses in the wholesale sector (-4%), which still in any case represents 72% of its business.

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May 21, 2019

X-Swift, the future of athleisure

BASF, Longterm Concept, and Gu Guoyi collaborated to create X-Swift, an athleisure shoe for the mass market that features four innovative and advanced BASF materials with the latest automation technology for footwear.

May 21, 2019

Me.Land, Meaker P. for the new e-store

Me.Land announces the launching of its e-store and on the occasion proposes a limited-edition collection personalised by the artist P.

May 21, 2019

Docksides are covered in Sunrise fabric

The directly owned brand of Basic Net, Sebago, and the Sease lifestyle brand founded by Franco and Giacomo Loro Piana, inaugurate a new partnership with Docksides as the protagonist.

May 20, 2019

Ellesse heritage streetwear

The Ellesse style is once again fashionable thanks to the Heritage collection that skilfully mixes the tradition of the brand with contemporary fashion elements.

May 20, 2019

Sector: growth in exports and the important role played by subcontractors

Acceleration in foreign sales at the end of 2018: the key role played by the high-end range and subcontractors in exports and the leading regions. Exports on the rise from Lombardy, while Veneto and Tuscany reinforce their positions.