September 2021 Issue
All In the Details
Lightweight, eco-conscious and thoughtfully designed. The latest outdoor apparel offerings are dialed in on performance for all. Here are some new products and initiatives to take note of.
Tailored for Today
The origins of clothing sizes dates back to the 1800s with military uniforms for men, and slowly evolved into the domestic market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ushered in the next wave of sizing reform with a yearlong study titled Women’s Measurements for Garment and...
Five Factors Influencing Market Dynamics
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.
When it comes to Spring ’22 trends, shoppers and shoemakers alike are ready to break out with fresh looks ready to take on the world. We asked brands to share the trends they’re most excited about for the upcoming season, and they really delivered.
Key Issues Impacting Specialty Run Retail
For the most part, independent running specialty retailers are content and satisfied with the state of their businesses today. The run business is strong. But, there is more than a whiff of concern in the air from coast-to-coast.
Retaking the Field
The summer of 2021 is a time of rebirth and re-opening for America and, thankfully, for the team sports business as well. As more state and local governments and agencies give the go-ahead for a full reopening, the team market is enthusiastically ramping back up to full strength.
The Team Dealer As Educator
It was recently reported that Stanford University will be reinstating all 11 sports it rashly considered eliminating during the pandemic. At the same time both William and Mary and Dartmouth reported they intended to remove planned cuts to varsity sports programs.