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The Week in Footwear: FDRA Sounds Off on Trade Post-TPP

What’s new and improved at FN Platform

Spruced up lounges and controversial speakers are part of FN PLATFORM’s plan for a fun and informative show set to take place in Las Vegas Feb. 21-23. (Read More)

Caleres appoints new executives for Famous Footwear

Caleres has tapped two industry veterans for its Famous Footwear division. (Read More)

Report: Payless could close 1,000 stores

Payless continues to struggle with an unsustainable debt load, and is considering closing 1,000 stores as a part of a restructuring plan, according to a Bloomberg report. (Read More)

Nike sends a message of equality

Nike is encouraging fairness on and off the field in a new initiative called Equality. (Read More)

FDRA sounds off on trade post-TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact that could save the footwear industry almost half a billion dollars in import taxes each year, swung from likely passage to uncertainty as critics expressed reservations about its impact on American workers while proponents touted it as a boon to American businesses. (Read More)

IOFIT smart shoe impresses at ISPO Munich

IOFIT, the smart shoe from Samsung spin-off Salted Venture, continues to win accolades. (Read More)

FFANY: Retailers’ mood going into Fall’17

Unpredictable weather, politics and trade deals may be top of mind for many in the footwear industry, but exhibitors and attendees at FFANY remained focus on selling footwear. (Read More)