Shoe companies Rothy’s and Steve Madden are at each other’s throats

October 19, 2019

In August, after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the venture-backed shoe startup Rothy’s, shoe giant Steven Madden filed a pre-emptive lawsuit asking a federal court to rule that its Rosy Flat shoes don’t copy design elements of the Point ballet flat that Rothy’s began selling soon after its 2015 launch. More, it asked that seven related […]

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The Chinese manufacturers behind U.S. shoe brands

October 4, 2019

Communist China had a lot to celebrate on Oct. 1, its 70th birthday. The country has gone from one of the poorest in the world to having the second-largest economy. President Donald Trump has suggested that China achieved this by engaging in unfair trade practices and vowed last year that he would not allow America to […]

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Sport Leisure Shoes Expected to Drive Footwear Sales Growth, According to NPD Group

September 27, 2019

Sport leisure footwear is having more than a moment. According to The Future of Footwear, a new report from The NPD Group that forecasts growth and declines across key categories, footwear sales in the U.S. are forecasted to increase through 2021 due to strong growth of sport leisure looks. The category, dominated by athletic-inspired casual […]

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Women’s shoe company Ziera Retail placed in administration

September 24, 2019

Women’s footwear business Ziera Retail, which has 140 staff in this country, has been placed into voluntary administration. Ziera was formerly known as Kumfs and has 22 stores in New Zealand and 23 stores in Australia where it employs 110 staff. Conor McElhinney and Andrew Grenfell, partners of McGrathNicol, have been appointed administrators of Ziera’s […]

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Amazon Is Raising Eyebrows Again, Selling a $35 Shoe That’s Nearly Identical to $95 Allbirds

September 21, 2019

By now, it’s a common story: A trendy product from a hot startup starts to break into mainstream popularity, and suddenly Amazon has a copycat version. The e-commerce giant’s latest target is Allbirds, the 3-year-old maker of “the world’s most comfortable shoe,” with a burgeoning reputation for quality and commitment to environmental sustainability. The Amazon-branded 206 Collective Men’s Galen Wool Blend […]

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These 8 Shoe Brands Are Blowing Up on Instagram

September 14, 2019

We use the ‘gram for a number of reasons: We scroll through our feeds when we commute to work, in our free time, to take a quick mental break, and when we’re in need of a hefty dose of inspiration, whether that be in the world of fashion or in the realm of food. You can always […]

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The best women’s water shoe

September 13, 2019

Some lace-up water shoes have only decorative laces that don’t actually help tighten the shoe. Always be sure to read the product description thoroughly to see if this is the case for the shoes you’re interested in. Whether you’re out for a swim at the cottage, hiking through a marsh, or kayaking through rapids, the […]

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