May 2021 Issue

Running Stars

Ready for takeoff: There’s something for everyone in the latest performance running shoe launches. Whether they’re made for elite level runners, everyday trail adventurers or pavement pounding newbies, this season’s styles all have innovation in their DNA.

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May 5, 2021 Edition

Beck’s Shoes Is Acquiring Stores and Aiming to Keep the Legacy of Small Independents Alive

Campbell, CA-based retailer Beck’s Shoes has an ambitious acquisition strategy in place, and it includes ensuring the legacies of the small, family-owned shoe stores they are acquiring. Fifth-generation independent family shoe store operators, cousins Adam Beck and Julia Beck-Gomez, are expanding...

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FOOTWEAR INSIGHT INDEX

Dow retained its “flatness” for a fourth consecutive week, rising 131.66 points or 0.39 percent for the period. The Segment did slightly better, rising 1.2 percent for the period with 15 stocks rising and five declining. Crocs and Genesco led the gainers on a percentage basis. Rocky Brands posted a 57 percent increase in Q1 revenues,  including a 69 percent improvement in wholesale. Under Armour is now forecasting “high teens” sales growth for FY21, but some analysts are unconvinced about the brand’s turnaround. The brand’s North American revenues jumped 32 percent and online sales were 69 percent higher in Q1. Adidas has launched Formotion, a new collection of women’s activewear created by an all-women design team. Puma is teaming with Los Angeles store Marathon on a special T-shirt and suede sneaker on May 7 to honor the late Nipsey Hussle. Caleres, in 2025, wants to reclaim, recycle or refurbish 90,000 pairs of footwear annually and see 25 percent of Famous Footwear shoes made with 25-percent environmentally friendly materials. Wolverine Chairman and CEO Blake Krueger is a “Father of the Year” honoree on June 17 along with country music star Brad Paisley and Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla. — Bob McGee 
The Footwear Insight Index tracks 20 of the most important publicly traded companies that have a substantial footwear business (6 retailers, 14 brands).
Index base of 100 is key to the closing prices of 12/29/17

INDEX: 217

1.22%

Weekly Review - 5/05/21

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 04/26/21 • Price 05/05/21

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

3.11%

$16.41 • $15.90

Boot Barn
BOOT

3.69%

$69.89 • $72.56

Crocs
CROX

15.66%

$84.84 • $98.13

Designer Brands
DBI

7.69%

$17.29 • $18.62

Genesco
GCO

12.23%

$47.09 • $52.85

JD GROUP
JD.L

0.02%

$1,276.88 • $1,277.15

Nike
NKE

1.03%

$131.60 • $132.95

Rocky Brands
RCKY

5.70%

$58.41 • $55.08

Skechers
SKX

0.00%

$48.75 • $48.75

VF Corp.
VFC

5.16%

$87.80 • $89.77

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 04/26/21 • Price 05/05/21

Adidas
addyy

2.13%

$160.87 • $157.44

Caleres
CAL

5.27%

$22.95 • $24.16

Deckers
DECK

2.32%

$338.98 • $346.86

Foot Locker
FL

7.55%

$58.05 • $57.10

GEOX
GEO.MI

1.90%

$1.05 • $1.07

Mizuno
8022.T

4.73%

$20.74 • $19.76

Puma
PMMAF

3.02%

$109.30 • $106.00

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

2.41%

$61.07 • $62.54

Under Armour
UAA

2.24%

$23.52 • $24.15

Wolverine
WWW

5.16%

$40.69 • 42.79

TOTAL
Week over week

1.22%

$2,675.32 • $2,707.94

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