Leo's shoe factory in Italy.


Italy’s Leo Shoes Feeds Luxury Sneaker Craze

Based in Italy’s Puglia region, the company produces handmade, top-quality sneakers and helps meet the ever-growing demand for the category.

clock August 6, 2018Luisa Zargani

Allbirds is using their proprietary sugarcane-derived technology first on their new flip flops line.


Allbirds Releases Sugarcane Shoes, Secures Leonardo DiCaprio Backing

The company has developed a technology derived from sugarcane to replace the petroleum-based material used in shoe soles. 

clock August 1, 2018Tiffany Ap

A pair of double monk straps from Velasca.


Footwear Brand Velasca Secures 2.5 Million Euro Investment

The capital increase backed by venture capital firms Milano Investment Partners and P101 will help the start-up company’s expansion.

clock July 31, 2018Martino Carrera

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Street Signs: Sneakerboy Talks Supreme, Wholesale, Re-commerce

Founder and creative director of Sneakerboy Chris Kyvetos detected the potential of sneakers early on and uses them as his creative compass — and retail inspiration. 

clock July 26, 2018Samantha Conti

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Dr. Martens Teams With Yohji Yamamoto

The Japanese designer has put his own spin on the 1490 boot.

clock July 19, 2018Aria Hughes

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Greats Releases Largest Collaboration With Nick Wooster

The capsule, which will be sold at Nordstrom for the first time, will include men’s and women’s.

clock July 19, 2018Aria Hughes

A Salvatore Ferragamo's artisan at work


Salvatore Ferragamo Initiates Shoe Design Master With Polimoda

The nine-month postgraduate program will begin in January.

clock July 18, 2018Alessandra Turra

Edmundo Castillo at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


Stuart Weitzman Names Edmundo Castillo Head of Product Design

Castillo began at the company shortly after Giovanni Morelli’s departure, WWD has learned.

clock July 11, 2018Misty White Sidell


Fun Socks Steps Out for Fall

The new sock brand is adding categories and collaborations.

clock June 29, 2018David Moin

Christian Louboutin Men's Spring 2019


Men’s Spring 2019 Accessories: Highlights From the Paris Presentations

A roundup of the events and presentations from Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

clock June 27, 2018Stephanie Hirschmiller

Stadium Goods SoHo


Ebay Embraces the Drop

With more players entering the sneaker resale category, the online marketplace has partnered with Stadium Goods on a Community Sneaker Drop.

clock June 26, 2018Aria Hughes


Arkk Copenhagen Gets Series A Financing

The investment will allow the brand to expand in North America this year.

clock June 21, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Erin Wasson Lucchese cowboy boots


Lucchese Taps Erin Wasson to Bridge High-fashion Gap in Heritage Boot Business

The Texas-based maker of luxury cowboy boots taps the model-turned-designer to bridge the high-fashion gap in the burgeoning boot category.

clock June 20, 2018Marcy Medina



Goat Hires First Chief Operating Officer to Grow Female Base

Lizzie Francis joins after past gigs at Gilt Groupe and TechStyle Fashion Group.

clock June 19, 2018Kari Hamanaka

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Sneaker Influencers Predict What’s Next for Footwear Market

They foresee more dad shoes, more collaborations and more hype.

clock June 12, 2018Aria Hughes

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