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The Week in Footwear: Under Armour Poaches Aldo CEO, Streamlines Operations

Sketchers opens its largest store in California

While other retailers are trimming the size of their retail footprint, Skechers is going big. The family footwear brand recently opened its largest mall-based factory outlet store in Ontario, California. (Read More)

Study examines forced labor risk of footwear brands’ leather supply

Adidas, Nike, Puma and Timberland earned high marks in a new study that examined the forced labor risk of footwear brands’ leather supply. (Read More)

Nike debuts new Manhattan HQ

Nike opened its new New York City headquarters, which expands nearly 150,000 square feet, across six floors at 855 Avenue of the Americas, Monday. (Read More)

Under Armour poaches Aldo CEO, streamlines operations

Under Armour announced Tuesday the appointment of Patrik Frisk as the company’s president and COO effective July 10. Frisk comes from The Aldo Group, where he served as CEO since 2014. (Read More)

Ivanka Trump required to give deposition in Aquazzura case

A federal judge ruled Friday that Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a trademark lawsuit, according to a CNN Money report. (Read More)

Finish Line in-line with expectations for Q1

Sneaker speciality retailer Finish Line, Inc. announced its first quarter fiscal year 2018 results Friday, reporting results mostly in-line with the company’s expectations. (Read More)

Industry vets breathe new life into Butter and Something Bleu

What Chip and Joanna Gaines are for the house-flipping world, Dennis and Lynne Comeau are for the footwear industry. (Read More)