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Banking on Tradition: The Fall ’17 Issue

From the crush of velvet dominating shoe collections to the return of tried-and-true Mary Jane and penny loafer silhouettes, Vamp takes a closer look at how brands are reinventing traditional footwear for Fall ’17.

In this issue, executives from Reebok, Asics, New Balance, L.L. Bean and more discuss what it means to be a New England shoe brand, while footwear veteran Bruce Katz shares stories about his early shoe-making days at his grandfather’s factory in New Hampshire.

Trend forecasters reveal what’s next for classic footwear. We take a look inside the footwear design schools shaping the next generation of shoemakers and we examine the ways traditional customer service is getting a digital upgrade. Plus, the 12 trends you need to know for Fall ’17.