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Climate Conscious Innovation

Shoe brands are working wonders when it comes to sustainability by using natural and recyclable materials. We take a closer look at sustainability stories from brands...

Natural Wonders

Shoe brands are working wonders when it comes to sustainability by using natural and recyclable materials. We take a closer look at sustainability stories from brands such as Twisted X, Timberland, Vionic, Sanuk, Kodiak, Simple and more.

Feeling Good

Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health. It is complete physical, mental, and social well-being. For shoe brands, wellness starts in the feet.

Winning Active Endeavors

Contributing editor Suzanne Blecher highlights five brands with USA-made collections that tell a compelling material story for products targeting activities such as hunting, golf and hiking.

Going Green(er)

Active/outdoor brands are raising the sustainability bar In 2021, designing eco-friendly products that not only look good, but consumers feel good about purchasing.

Winning Active Endeavors

Contributing editor Suzanne Blecher highlights five brands with USA-made collections that tell a compelling material story for products targeting activities such as hunting, golf and hiking.

The Boot Book: Trail Blazers

Boots are ready to meet the moment in the new year. Amidst a challenging 2020, the work and outdoor categories kept their heads above water due to consumer demand. And for 2021, new boot styles across the board are hitting on all cylinders.

Audience Expansion

With hopes of better times ahead in 2021, brands are broadening their horizons. Whether extending into an entry-level product, reaching into a related category or plucking new collaborative partners, the ultimate goal is to keep people moving and harbor brand health.

Everyday Adventures

Brand execs weigh in on the key outdoor and work boot trends to watch for in 2021. “Athletic inspired. Work brands are realizing there is a large portion of consumers that have never worn a boot and look at them as being heavy and uncomfortable...

The Boot Book: Trail Blazers

Boots are ready to meet the moment in the new year. Amidst a challenging 2020, the work and outdoor categories kept their heads above water due to consumer demand. And for 2021, new boot styles across the board are hitting on all cylinders.