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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.

Shoes and accessories among the most stolen items in Italy

The report “Security in the retail sector in Italy 2016. A study on thefts, robberies and new prevention systems” has been presented.

MICAM: a new focus on the kids’ area

With the 85th edition of MICAM, children’s footwear ascends to a new level of importance, passing from the back to […]

The CIS confirms its love for Made in Italy

With Shoes from Italy, Assocalzaturifici supported Italian businesses in two of the most promising markets belonging to the CIS: the Ukraine and Kazakhstan

The future of Imac: an evolving brand

Forty years of experience speak for themselves: the Imac brand is one of the most well-known and beloved brands in Italy and abroad for its “beautiful and comfortable” men’s women’s, and children’s footwear, because they are conceived for the well-being of the foot.

Fabi, naturalness and colour

Focus on natural shades for the Fabi Natural Color Shoes collection, which will be the protagonist at Pitti Uomo, with a collection that ties the present into the artistic legacy of the past through colours.

Chaussea, plans for development in Italy

Chaussea, the French network of stores dedicated to trendy, stylish, and comfortable shoes, arrives in Italy with an ambitious project for expansion that will see the opening of 100 stores over the next five years.

Vicco: inspiring the world of children

The Turkish company, Vicco, conquers international markets through the strength of its products

The shoe: the bloggers’ point of view

Mothers and bloggers, with the desire to present the world of children through the filter of fashion, and that’s not […]

To each his own shoes

Here are the winners of the 22nd edition of the Scarpetta d’Oro contest: the illustrations, winning story, show, and comments of leading sector figures

What will children’s footwear for the coming summer be like?

The leading brands in children’s footwear present the SS 2018 collections: a journey to discover the inspirations, trends, and designs for the coming summer season of shoes

Preview Couromoda: a more than optimistic start

Couromoda Preview: previews from the São Paulo fair, the digital congress, and European Shoe Case with Georgia Turri, trend forecaster from the ARSUTORA School

Obuv: a recovery in volume, with attention to prices

A recovery was reconfirmed with greater attention to prices: this is what emerged at the 48th edition of Obuv mir […]

Aymod, lower numbers, higher quality

The figures and contents from the recently concluded October edition.

A good work ethic and Plato’s chariot

The 37th edition of the Devotion to Work Award promoted by the Saint Crispino and Crispiniano Consortium: the winners, the celebrations, and future initiatives

Baldinini focuses on e-commerce with baldininitrend.it

The historic brand of luxury footwear from San Mauro Pascoli (FC) decided to increase its e-commerce efforts by launching a direct sales platform dedicated to its Trend line, which is managed in-house, alongside the pre-existing Baldinini portal.

WORTH Partnership Project: for those who have an idea on the back burner

December 31, 2017 will be the end of the first call for the Worth Partnership Project, the European project with which the European Union, funded by COSME, aims to support collaborations between SMEs and start-ups of designers, art & craft, and creative people, with similar technology firms and manufacturers to create innovative and disruptive products and ideas.

Take it easy with Ouigal!

The name of the brand is a buzzword created from the French ‘oui’ and the American slang ‘gal’: Made in Italy footwear made with natural materials, which inspire Bohemian and relaxed atmospheres.

Special Castaner – Manolo Blahnik capsule collection

Both of Spanish origin, for the 90th anniversary of Castañer, the Spanish brand and Manolo Blahnik presented a limited edition collection together, where the naturalness of Castañer’s acclaimed jute espadrilles is paired with the sensuality of Manolo’s stiletto heels.

Fifty shades of blue

The True Indigo capsule by Ecco captures the nuances of denim

The new Kapriol LeMans shoe launched in collaboration with Michelin

A high performance work sneaker fitted with a Michelin sole, inspired by the brand’s Alpin 5 winter tire, was presented in a preview at the last edition of A+A

Louboutin and Sabyasachi design a capsule collection of shoes

For the two designers, it is the third collaboration.

Gena: the all-daylong shoe with extendable heel

An all-daylong shoe? Oh yesss: today it is possible thanks to the brilliant invention of the young stylist from Singapore, Cherre Hermogena Eng.

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Mar 20, 2019

Scarpa, 150 million-euro target

Scarpa, leading brand of mountaineering footwear, sets itself the goal of achieving 150 million euros in annual sales over the next five years.

Mar 19, 2019

Waiting for a new Super edition

Rendezvous with the 14th edition of Super, the Pitti Immagine fair dedicated to experimental and quality accessories and prêt-à-porter for women, will be at the Visconti Pavilion in via Tortona, Milan from 20 to 23 September 2019, with more than 5,700 professional visitors expected to attend.

Mar 14, 2019

Great debut for ShoesRoom by Momad

The new event organised by IFEMA in collaboration with FICE this past 1 to 3 March, attracted more than 2,700 industry professionals, who were given the opportunity to learn more about Spanish and international quality footwear in the striking ex-industrial complex of La Nave in Madrid.

Mar 11, 2019

A new collaboration between Timberland and Supreme

The boat shoe becomes street fashion.

Mar 11, 2019

Riviera del Brenta: goal of internationalisation

The visit of 14 buyers from Russia and the CIS area to the Venetian district of Rivieria, organised by ACRIB, with the support of the Venezia-Rovigo Chamber of Commerce and in collaboration with the Nuovo Centro Estero for the Veneto Region, ended on a successful note.