March/April 2022 Issue
A Whole New World
Over the past two years, comfort has been king when it comes to footwear trends. But as the world continues to open up and a “return to the office” starts to impact more and more people, how much ground will style gain back?
The Balancing Act Continues
As we head into the spring season, independent shoe retailers are continuing their balancing acts: Meeting the needs of eager consumers, while also dealing with a multitude of challenges that continue to impact their businesses.
Making a Difference
In early March, OrthoLite officially introduced Cirql, the industry’s first EVA plastics-free, recyclable and compostable midsole foam with an end of life solution. It is the first-ever midsole foam innovation from OrthoLite.
ACBC x Geox; Hari Mari Makes a Point With Cactus Leather
A new sustainable capsule collection of sneakers from Geox, created in collaboration with ACBC, features recycled, bio-based and animal-free materials. And the new HM ECO line from Hari Mari is an eco-friendly, capsule collection of flip flops made with cactus leather and 100% vegan construction.
Ready for adventure? These new standouts from Bass Outdoor, Polyver Sweden and Sperry Sport, are ready to go along for the ride.
Twisted X - Sustainability Comes Second Nature To Us
Twisted X has dedicated its business to creating handcrafted footwear with sustainability at the forefront of every aspect within the company. Twisted X’s commitment to saving the planet goes beyond eco-friendly shoes – it’s everything that goes into the process of making them from start to finish.Read More