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AntiViral Textiles Take Off

Innovation in anti-viral textiles in response to the COVID-19 crisis is taking off with ingredient suppliers around the world contributing new treatments to help protect from coronavirus. It will be a technology to watch in performance products in the upcoming seasons.

Darn Tough Redesigns Run Sock Line

In Spring 2021, performance sock brand Darn Tough Vermont will release an entirely redesigned Run collection. In development for two years, the new Run socks have been reconstructed with technical features that include targeted ultra-lightweight cushioning in the footbed and toe for...

Reimagining Trade Shows

The COVID-19 crisis created seismic change across almost every aspect of the footwear industry — and that included the traditional buying cycle. Faced with retail shutdowns, travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders and product shortages, the ways, hows and whens of...

The Sandal Spectrum

As brands look ahead to Spring ’21, they’re planning for a season of opposites. In the wake of the unprecedented disruption the COVID-19 shutdowns caused this Spring, comfort labels are planning for fresh new looks for retailers who want to add vibrancy to their core offering — as well as...

Style Statement

These standouts, available now, are designed to honor the LGBTQ+ community and raise money for a variety of charitable organizations during Pride Month this June.

Launch Watch: Oofos, K-Swiss

Oofos DF OOlala: To mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of Oofos employee and industry force Duncan Finigan, recovery brand Oofos has released the DF OOlala sandal featuring her initials in an eye-catching black, pink and green version of the popular women’s style.

Supporting Independent Retailers

As stores face challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, brands have been tasked with building partnerships that help their independent retail network adapt.

8 Questions with Terry Schalow

As the executive director of the Running Industry Association, Terry Schalow has had a front-row seat to the cascading effects of the near-overnight changes in the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns.

Industry Responds to COVID-19

Seattle-based Brooks Running is gearing up for a second shoe giveback to healthcare workers. After a 10,000-pair giveaway on April 2 evaporated in 45 minutes, the athletic brand is expanding: For every purchase of a pair of select Brooks models, including the Glycerin 18 and...

Industry Responds to COVID-19

The Running Industry Association (RIA) will defer member dues for all new retailers and offer current members an option to defer until January 2021 as well. The move is part of the RIA’s “Keep You Running” initiative that is designed to help retailers survive the mandated closures and...