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  • Big Industry Shifts, as Newcomers Account for 20% of Digital Trade Show Attendance

    This year’s shift from in-person trade shows to virtual showrooms has transformed the way that the footwear industry does business. Informa Markets Fashion, in collaboration with digital wholesale platform NuOrder, has collected data from its 2020 digital trade event and found that 20% of total ...
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  • The Strong Get Stronger: Retail’s Big Revenue Winners of 2020

    Survival of the biggest was the name of the game in a year defined by uncertainty and upheaval. The titans of retail — think Amazon, Walmart and Target — emerged stronger than ever as the COVID-19 health crisis drove panic-stricken shoppers to stores that carried essential goods and websites tha...
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  • Social Media Marketing Will Increase in 2021 as Brands Look to Meet Shoppers Online

    Not only are shoppers purchasing more frequently online, but they are more likely to begin their shopping journeys on social media. Social platforms like Instagram and Facebook are common sources of brand discovery and this is expected to continue into 2021, with new data showing that retail mar...
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  • Timeless Gifts Guaranteed to Give Stylish Comfort this Holiday

    This holiday season, the gifting experience might look a little different but finding the perfect present is still the goal. As the weather gets colder and people prepare to hunker down in their homes, shoppers would be wise to look for items that offer comfort, coziness and contentment. Gifting...
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  • What shoes should I wear on a plane

    Picture the scene: you’re at an airport, bags packed, boarding your flight. You take your seat, fasten your seat belt and recline. After a while, your feet start to hurt because you’re not wearing suitable shoes – and there’s not much you can do about it until you land. Where’s your holiday feel...
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  • New Balanc Release 10-Year Anniversary Sneaker For Holidays

    New Balance and J. Crew have come together for another item you’ll want to add to this year’s Christmas list. To celebrate an ongoing decade of collaborations, the brands created a sneaker you can wear with sweats or slacks this holiday season. The New Balance x J.Crew 997 10th Anniversary sneake...
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  • Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 ‘Onyx’ Styles Are Releasing This Week

    The lateral side of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 in the “Onyx” colorway. A pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 colorways are hitting stores this week. The sportswear giant confirmed that the Kanye West-designed shoe is releasing in the stealthy “Onyx Reflective” and “Onyx” iterations this F...
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  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day Pulls in More Than $70 Billion in Sales So Far

    A look at the numbers generated by Alibaba for its annual Singles’ Day shopping event. Alibaba has officially wrapped up its 12th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, more commonly known around the world as Singles’ Day. Following the shopping extravaganza, the e-commerce behemoth announ...
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  • Jumpman Shoe Nike’s Auto-Lacing Tech For the Iconic Air Jordan 11

    Jordan Brand is bringing the Nike Adapt technology to the iconic Air Jordan 11. The sportswear giant revealed today the Air Jordan 11 Adapt, a shoe equipped with the acclaimed power lacing technology from the Swoosh. Although the technology is modern, Jordan Brand revealed that going laceless was...
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  • Simpsons and Vans Reunite New Arrival Christmas-Themed Sneakers

    The lateral side of “The Simpsons” x Vans Slip-On “Holiday.” Vans and “The Simpsons” have joined forces once again, this time releasing a new sneaker collection that fans will be able to customize.The skatewear brand and the long-running animated comedy show release...
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  • Are These the Biggest Summer Sneaker Trends?

    Are These the Biggest Summer Sneaker Trends?

    If you're staring down at your sneakers wondering if your retro dad kicks are still a thing, we've got all the answers you need. This year may mark the start of a new decade, but somehow, some of summers's biggest sneaker trends are taking us back in time. (Shout-out to ...
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  • Medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus should be sure to clean their shoes.

    Medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus should be sure to clean their shoes.

    In a new study published in one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journals, Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers tested air and surface samples at a hospital. The researchers found that about half of health-care professionals working in intensive c...
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