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The Week in Footwear: Color & Casual Set the Tone for Spring ’18

Adidas uses creativity and sport to empower girls

Adidas and digital media company Refinery29 celebrated July 4th with the launch of a digital silent auction benefiting Woman Win, an organization that empowers girls to build leadership skills and address gender equity through sport. (Read More)

Color & casual silos set the tone for Spring’18

In a new report, trend forecasting firm Fashion Snoops, in partnership with UBM Fashion, reveals the top stories for women’s footwear for next spring, outlining an eclectic and exciting season full of color, trims and new shapes. Here are some of the highlights. (Read More)

Nike exceeds analysts expectations, confirms deal with Amazon

Nike exceeded analysts predictions in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017, reporting fourth quarter revenues up 5 percent to $8.7 billion, and fiscal year 2017 revenues up 6 percent to $34.4 billion. (Read More)

Elevate VP discusses how to improve worker retention

Elevate Global VP Patrick McKeller discussed ways in which companies can boost factory worker retention and productivity at the FDRA’s Footwear Production and Trade Summit in China. (Read More)

Stride Rite steps into a new era with Vida Shoes

Few footwear companies can claim the kind of connection to consumers that Stride Rite has—the children’s brand has provided parents with well-fitting, quality products for close to a century. (Read More)

DSW moves into the Middle East

DSW announced Thursday its first expansion outside of North America, moving into the Muscat Grand Mall in Oman with the help of the company’s franchise partner in the area, Apparel Group. (Read More)

Footbed sandals are a creative outlet for Inuikii

Switzerland-based Inuikii has always been a rare bird in the footwear industry with its lambskin boots made with materials that span leather and fur to Chanel-like tweed and camouflage printed suede. (Read More)