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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Volume 2, Issue No. 7

Vibram Celebrates 10 Years of the China Technological Center

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. Last week Italian outsole firm Vibram celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Technological Center in Guangzhou, China. Footwear Insight Extra was there, here's our report. Read the full story here.

FILA Names Estabrook President

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. FILA is making it official. Two months after the sudden passing of North America president Jon Epstein, acting brand president Jennifer Estabrook has been named president of FILA’s North America division by parent FILA Korea. Read the full story here.

Gen Z Report: Nike and Vans Are Big Winners in Piper Jaffray Survey of Teen Spending

By Bob McGee. Nike, Vans and athleticwear continue to win with teens, according to Piper Jaffray’s most recent survey. U.S. teenagers accounted for more than $75 billion in spending power at the end of 2018 and understanding their buying habits is crucial to predicting their future spending trends. Read the full story here.

PODCAST
Shoe Dog and former Catholic priest Tom Adams talks tech.

By Bob McGee. Listen in to this chat between senior editor Bob McGee and footwear industry veteran Tom Adams, who is not only a Shoe Dog but also a former Catholic priest. Adams talks tech and shares his thoughts on replacing the centuries-old shoelace.

In the News
ASICS, REI, Adidas, Icebug

By Bob McGee and Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. ASICS is back in the marathon game. The brand will be the official footwear and apparel partner of the Los Angeles Marathon starting in 2020 after signing a five-year deal with Conqur Endurance Group.  Read the full story here.

FOOTWEAR INSIGHT INDEX

Segment outperforms Dow for two weeks ended April 15, rising nearly 2.3 percent compared to a 0.5 percent gain for the Dow. Thirteen stocks, led by Shoe Carnival and Caleres, rise and seven decline. Dick’s Sporting Goods will sell Nike Adapt basketball shoes ($350 retail) at its Cerritos, CA and Lombard, IL locations on April 19 and limited numbers of the Jordan Retro 11 and Lebron 16 in wolf grey (each $185 retail) online only on Friday. Tiger Woods’ win at the Master will likely give Nike golf soft goods a boost. NKE shares rose 2 percent after Tiger’s major win, adding more than $2 billion to the company’s value. Adidas collaborates with Marvel Comics on a five-style “Heroes Among Us” basketball shoe collection that hits April 24 and debuts the fifth effort between Originals and Alexander Wang on April 20. Also, the Three Stripes will reportedly sign Real Madrid to a huge kit sponsorship deal. Puma replaces Nike as the official supplier of La Liga, the Spanish soccer league, and secures a partnership with AGO Esports. AGO members are expected to don a Puma jersey during the DreamHack Open in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. The Cat also has an Esports relationship with Cloud9. Asics is the new sponsor of the Los Angeles Marathon starting in 2020. Also, Japanese company is seeking out new start-ups for its Tenkan—Ten project that was launched last year. — 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: 134

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Weekly Review

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 04/01/19 • Price 04/15/19

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

0.44%

$13.58 • $13.52

Boot Barn
BOOT

3.44%

$30.19 • $31.23

Crocs
CROX

1.42%

$26.81 • $26.43

DSW
DSW

0.00%

$22.51 • $22.51

Genesco
GCO

5.11%

$45.56 • $43.23

Mizuno
8022.T

2.31%

$23.39 • $22.85

Puma
PMMAF

2.07%

$597.60 • $610.00

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

12.01%

$32.55 • $36.46

Steve Madden
SHOO

1.73%

$34.20 • $33.61

VF Corp.
VFC

4.43%

$87.33 • $91.20

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 04/01/19 • Price 04/15/19

Adidas
addyy

4.24%

$123.00 • $128.21

Caleres
CAL

5.41%

$25.32 • $26.69

Deckers
DECK

3.82%

$146.84 • $152.45

Foot Locker
FL

2.97%

$61.20 • $63.02

GEOX
GEO.MI

1.06%

$1.88 • $1.90

Nike
NKE

1.88%

$85.23 • $86.83

Rocky Brands
RCKY

3.03%

$25.74 • $24.96

Skechers
SKX

1.40%

$34.36 • $34.84

Under Armour
UAA

3.84%

$21.20 • $21.91

Wolverine
WWW

1.00%

$35.87 • $36.23

TOTAL
Week over week

2.29%

$1,474.26 • $1,508.08