Footwear: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Where does VF supply chain sit in growth strategy?

VF Corp’s latest five-year growth plan sets out the company’s goals to 2021, including a ramped-up focus on its top-performing Vans, Timberl...

Why US sporting goods retailers are struggling

Despite strong growth in US sportswear sales, sporting goods retailers are struggling as consumers change their purchasing habits, sportswea...

US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order b...

Under Armour growth hits a bump in the road

Shares in Under Armour slumped 26% yesterday (31 January) as the athletic apparel and footwear maker posted a slowdown in fourth quarter rev...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Apr 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.


UK fashion sourcing fair expands into accessories 28 Apr 17

Beth Wright

London-based apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP is set for further expansion, with organiser IDEX introducing fashion accessories to its traditional offering of apparel collections due to demand from buyers.


Authentic Brands Group takes major stake in Frye 27 Apr 17

Michelle Russell

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has acquired a majority stake in American heritage brand Frye from Global Brands Group Holding Limited for an undisclosed sum.


Adidas to digitalise Speedfactory concept 26 Apr 17

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas is to partner with global engineering and technology services company Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility, in a move it says will help shorten time to market, bring greater flexibility and provide improved manufacturing quality and efficiency.


Clarks to cut jobs at UK head office 26 Apr 17

Michelle Russell

Footwear firm Clarks says it is continuing to review and reorganise the business after revealing a number of job cuts, understood to be around 50, at its headquarters.


Adidas to launch three new ocean waste shoes 24 Apr 17

Beth Wright

As part of its commitment to create 1m pairs of shoes made from up-cycled marine plastic by the end of the year, German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed it will launch three new Parley running shoes next month.

Latest blogs

Why digital supply chains are top of mind 3 Apr 17

Leonie Barrie

Confirmation that digital supply chains are top of mind for apparel industry executives came last week with the latest plans from global sourcing specialist Li & Fung.


Navigating global political frictions and economic uncertainty 28 Mar 17

Leonie Barrie

As a barometer of the issues top of mind for apparel sourcing executives, it is hard to beat the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?

Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days

Site Editor Leonie Barrie
Access for $1 for 30 days

A Message From The Editor [x]

just-style gives you the widest apparel and textile market coverage.

But only paid just-style members have full, unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.

I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.

It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.

Editor's signature

Leonie Barrie, editor of just-style

Get 30 days for $1
Risk-free, money-back guarantee