Blog: Leonie BarrieWheeler dealers

Leonie Barrie | 8 March 2007

Those shoes with wheels seem to be everywhere, so it’s not surprising Heelys, the company that makes the rolling footwear posted such strong quarterly results yesterday. But I couldn’t help but be amused by this comment on The Motley Fool:

“Two of the best-performing IPOs last year were shoemakers Heelys and Crocs. Then again, they're not just making cookie-cutter footwear. Each company has lived up to its hype as an industry disruptor by bringing something new to the table. The hole-laden Crocs may be ugly, and the rolling Heelys may be dangerous, but consumers have taken to the funky footwear. Find a way to get some wheels to pop out of those cozy Crocs sandals, and fuhgeddaboutit!”

Heelys Q4 profit soars


BLOG

China still dominates apparel sourcing

The latest full-year data on US apparel import trends for 2017 suggests China will remain the dominant sourcing region for some time to come....

BLOG

Retail's rapid transformation requires "platform thinking"

There’s no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers think about their supply chains and meeting their customers’ needs. But to posi...

BLOG

NAFTA trade talks inch forward

Negotiators are meeting this week for the sixth round of NAFTA trade talks – and as soon as this deal has been repackaged, the spotlight could turn to the US free trade agreement with Central America....

BLOG

How can apparel firms stay competitive into the future?

Continuing with the publication of our Outlook 2018 reports last week, we looked at what apparel firms should be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?