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Wednesday, FEBRUARY 6, 2019
Volume 2, Issue No. 2

The Top 5 Trends at Platform

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. The Footwear Insight team was in Las Vegas this week for the FN Platform show to scope out the season’s best trends, and the show delivered. Whether it was women’s, men’s or kids, brands were showing styles that will set the style agenda for fall ’19.  Read the full story here.

Outdoor Footwear Brands Talk Price and Value

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. In an increasingly promotional environment, consumers of all kinds are looking for a deal — and even in the features-oriented outdoor market, brands say making sure they’re offering value at an attractive pricepoint is critical.  Read the full story here.

Inside the Victoria Beckham x Reebok Collab

By Cara Griffin. Late last month, the debut collection from Reebok’s brand partnership with Victoria Beckham was unveiled.   Read the full story here.

Analyst Predictions for the Year in Retail

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. Camilo Lyon, an analyst at Cannaccord Genuity, released his predictions for the 2019 year in retail. We dove in to present the highlights.  Read the full story here.

In the News:
Aetrex, Blundstone, Foot Locker, Brooks, Deckers, Volumental

By Bob McGee and Cara Griffin. Aetrex is launching a 3D Printed Custom Orthotics program for 2019. Utilizing data captured from Aetrex’s proprietary Albert foot scanner, Aetrex says it is able to translate complete data to produce an orthotic that matches precisely to the individual’s foot. Read the full story here.

FOOTWEAR INSIGHT INDEX

The FIX INDEX nearly kept pace with the growth of the Dow over the period, rising more than 5.4 percent compared to the nearly 5.7 percent for the DJI. Eleven stocks, led by more than 22 percent growth for Deckers and more than 18 percent for Vans’ parent VF Corp., rose. Nine stocks declined. Adidas has discontinued its online customization program, MiAdidas, after 18 years. The company hinted to Sole Collector that a “new experience” is under development. Skechers and Adidas are at legal odds with the Three Stripes trying to prevent SKX from selling its Goldie-Peaks shoe. Nike (Air Jordan 12 Retro) and Adidas (special edition Ultraboost) each rolled out special styles ahead of the Chinese “Year of the Pig” New Year. VFC-owned Vans is projected to grow its topline low double-digits this FY after gaining 25 percent in Q4. Puma unveiled Fit Intelligence, a self-lacing shoe ($330 MSRP), that will be available for purchase in 2020. Foot Locker opens a “Power Store,” with additional doors to come in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, in Detroit. The off-mall format will include Detroit-specific products and brands. — Bob McGee
The Footwear Insight Index tracks 20 of the most important publicly traded companies that have a substantial footwear business (6 retailers, 14 brands).
Index base of 100 is key to the closing prices of 12/29/17

INDEX: 124

5.42%

Weekly Review

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 01/14/19 • Price 02/04/19

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

7.08%

$13.56 • $14.52

Boot Barn
BOOT

6.00%

$22.00 • $23.32

Crocs
CROX

7.66%

$29.89 • $27.60

DSW
DSW

2.03%

$26.16 • $26.69

Genesco
GCO

3.18%

$47.24 • $45.74

Mizuno
8022.T

5.95%

$22.35 • $23.68

Puma
PMMAF

4.27%

$520.50 • $542.70

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

4.77%

$38.16 • $36.34

Steve Madden
SHOO

8.36%

$31.09 • $33.69

VF Corp.
VFC

18.75%

$71.63 • $85.06

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 01/14/19 • Price 02/04/19

Adidas
addyy

0.57%

$113.33 • $112.68

Caleres
CAL

2.26%

$30.07 • $29.39

Deckers
DECK

22.65%

$113.76 • $139.53

Foot Locker
FL

1.69%

$56.81 • $55.85

GEOX
GEO.MI

2.78%

$1.44 • $1.48

Nike
NKE

7.75%

$76.09• $81.99

Rocky Brands
RCKY

2.07%

$27.11 • $26.55

Skechers
SKX

8.93%

$24.97 • $27.20

Under Armour
UAA

5.02%

$19.71 • $20.70

Wolverine
WWW

8.03%

$32.36 • $34.96

TOTAL
Week over week

5.42%

$1,318.67 • $1,389.23