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.
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.
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.
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.
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.