With established daily routines of commuting to an office and making a bee-line to the gym disrupted during the pandemic — to the point of no return for many — the difference between the footwear we wear to work and what we wear to workout is shrinking in size.
Five pages of the hottest, trend-right and technically advanced new products for girls’ and women’s sports as chosen by the editors of Team Insight. There is no shortage of new products being designed specifically for the female athlete as team sports return to a sense of normalcy...
Allbirds, which reports quarterly and year-end results today, has started a new resale platform in conjunction with Trove, a market leader in branded recommerce. Called Allbirds ReRun, the platform will offer customers at Allbirds stores in...
Spotlighting standout new gear for 2022 — for on the snow, on the trail, or off.
The numbers tell the story. Take a spin around the outdoor industry, from sales figures to participation trends and beyond.
We have taken several steps to continue to combat supply chain issues in 2022. First, we’ve maintained our fast turn-times once inventory does arrive. We are able to get product out of our doors quickly once we receive the containers.
At Footwear Insight, we’ve been honoring the best of the best independent retailers with the Gold Medal Service Award for Outstanding Customer Service annually since 2015. In 2020, we took a pause because conducting our in-store mystery shop was not viable (or fair) during the height of COVID...
Comfort, technology, performance and style all come together in these new standouts.
Momentum to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb environmental impacts is gaining traction as shoe brands re-evaluate processes and materials. Carbon is a key talking point this season with carbon offsets, carbon neutrality and carbon negative labeling all coming into play...
Brands continue to impress, adding new details — from eco to performance tech — to upgrade tried and true offerings.
Team Insight sits down (virtually) with NFHS executives Julie Cochran, Lindsey Atkinson, and James Weaver to talk specialty sports.
Tech products for team sports are changing the game. Here are 12 of them as chosen by Team Insight editors.
Outdoor participation is up, and brands are meeting the moment, remaining focused on performance and tech in new products, while keeping the needs of newbies and casual outdoor participants in mind.
CEP goes Ultralight, Active Comfort from OS1st, Swiftwick’s Park Vision, Tread Labs focuses on support, and a slim style from Cadence.
A dozen companies participated in our Altered States coverage, with execs taking time out of their busy days (“hectic” was often used to describe workday schedules) to respond to our questions. Here’s what they had to say about new ways of conducting business, while missing face-to-face experiences.
The major headwear vendors show off their latest new products — and offer some advice to dealers.
Dave Quel, president of Ecco USA, will retire at the end of July after 22 years at the company. A transition strategy is in place and beginning Aug. 1, Klaus Flock, CFO of Ecco USA will take over as interim president until a successor has been appointed.
New products & initiatives in the spotlight; Turtle Fur, Dometic, Tifosi, Quiksilver, Gordini, CEP, and more.
New Products & Initiatives in the Spotlight: Turtlefur, Timberland, Sanuk, CEP, Tecnica, Twisted X and more.
New styles from Veja, AKU, Baffin and Indosole, each attention grabbing in their own way.
Tom Adams, the inventor and founder of Kaepa athletic shoes and a one-time Catholic priest died earlier this month in San Antonio after a brief illness. He was 89. An avid, lifelong tennis player and a flight instructor for the last two decades, one of his final projects in the shoe industry was...
Paul Van Doren, who co-founded Vans in 1966 with his brother James, died May 6. He was 90 years old. His passing came only nine days after the publication of his book “Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans.” His younger brother James died a decade ago at 72.
A round up of industry executive appointments at Twisted X, New Balance, Saucony and Columbia Sportswear.
Style and sustainability lead the charge in the latest outdoor apparel offerings. Eco-minded apparel brand Picture’s Expedition Line for Fall 2021 is pretty sweet, in more ways than one. Technical and sustainable, using Bio-Sourced polyester throughout the entire range, the shell fabric used in...