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UA Launches the Curry Brand

Under Armour has launched a new brand with basketball star Stephen Curry. Officially launched on Dec. 1, Curry Brand includes footwear, apparel and accessories. The first shoes from the brand are set to launch next week. In the brand launch, UA and Curry, who plays for...

New President and Leadership Structure at Caleres

Today Caleres announced changes to its leadership structure, including naming Jay Schmidt president. As president, Schmidt will assume responsibility for the consumer and brand strategy for Caleres’ entire portfolio, which includes...

In The News: Altra, World Retail Forum

Altra announced a partnership with Still I Run, a running community and non-profit with a mission to promote the benefits of running for mental health, defeat the stigma through running, and create a safe community for mental health running warriors. The partnership kicked off with...

Lines We Like

Casual style meets innovation in these standout new footwear offerings.

Denkler Named NSRA President

Mark Denkler will take over as the new president of the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) effective January 1, 2021. Denkler replaces Chuck Schuyler who is retiring as NSRA president after 15 years of service.

In The News: Twisted-X, OR Show, JD Sports, October Retail Sales

Twisted-X is launching a no-glue line of shoes called Zero-X. Three years in the making, the Zero-X footwear collection uses a proprietary interlocking, double-stitching system, eliminating 75 percent of the harsh environmental issues created with traditional footwear, according to the brand.

Watch This: A Knockout Ad from Reyers

Reyers Shoe Store will be celebrating its 135th year in business in 2021. Located near the Pennsylvania/Ohio border in Sharon, PA, the family-owned independent is working through this tough year with grit — and the retailer’s latest TV ad delivers a holiday sales pitch from...

SHOT Show Is Off; Big Gear Show Plans New Format for 2021

The trade show landscape continues to be impacted by COVID-19. The 2021 SHOT Show, which was scheduled for January 19-22 in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, had indicated in recent weeks that it planned to hold the show, but...

Full Speed Ahead: All About the Run

Despite the challenges of 2020, the running industry is headed into 2021 with optimism. On the footwear side, new runners, new products and new technologies have the category ready to run into the new year. Performance brands are banking on everything from affordable performance to...

Get Ready for Albert 2

In February 2021, Aetrex Worldwide is launching the next generation of its 3D foot scanning technology, known as Albert. Aetrex sees Albert 2 as not only being revolutionary in 3D foot scanning, but also as a profit center for retailers.