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The Week in Footwear: More Shoe Shoppers Are Planning to Shop In-Store This Holiday Season

Timberland Pro debuts women’s trade collection


Timberland tries to close the widening skills gap in the trade industries and support women in the industry—this time through a new women’s product line and the “Made for Women Who Make” campaign. (Read More)

More shoppers are planning to shop in-store than online this holiday season


The (FDRA) released its National Holiday Shoe Sales Survey, revealing that more people plan to shop in-store than online, though only a few plan to increase their footwear expenditures during the period. (Read More)

Hibbett sees net income plummet in Q3, yet exceeds expectations


Retailer Hibbett Sports saw a major net income drop in the third quarter, yet came in ahead of Wall Street’s earnings per share (EPS) expectations and updated its outlook for fiscal year 2018. (Read More)

How Corkys creates footwear designed to sell


The North Little Rock, Arkansas-based women’s fashion comfort brand is building on its EVA sandal business and strong South and Southwest following with a deeper range of styles that spans rain boots and elastic footwear, to hand-painted sandals. (Read More)

Blundstone revamps its brand and website; expands distribution


Australian boot brand Blundstone, announced a number of brand changes this week, ranging from a revamped website, to a focus on the woman’s market and the addition of new premium retailers. (Read More)

Band of Gypsies brings Bohemia to women’s fashion footwear


The contemporary bohemian women’s apparel brand is building on its success at retail with accounts like Bloomingdale’s, Asos and Urban Outfitters with its first-ever footwear collection debuting at FFANY, Nov. 29-Dec. 1. (Read More)