The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Nike's 'game-changing' training shoe, a roundup of January sales from US apparel retailers, and an insight on the challenges and opportunities for growth in the UK's textile and clothing industry.

VIDEO: Nike develops 'game-changing' training shoe
Sportswear giant Nike has developed what it says is a game-changing shoe, designed to meet the demands of present-day athletes by combining stability, flexibility, lockdown and durability.

UPDATE: US apparel retailers' January 2015 sales roundup
US apparel retailers got off to a good start in January, with the majority posting comparable store sales gains, helped by post holiday clearance sales and stronger comparisons with last year, when severe weather hampered results. 

Inditex bans use of angora
Spanish multinational clothing company Inditex, owner of the Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka brands, has pledged to end the use of angora in future collections after facing pressure from animal rights group PETA.

UK textile and clothing industry poised for growth?
The UK textile and clothing industry is worth nearly GBP9bn (US$13.71bn) to the country’s economy and is experiencing year-on-year export and domestic growth, according to a new report.

THE FLANARANT: Is legal action the key to compliance?
There is growing pressure from activists and governments to make Western laws apply to alleged non-compliance in developing country garment factories. But be careful what you wish for, advises Mike Flanagan, who points out that the most likely outcome is that countries will be blacklisted with no effort to improve standards.