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A sole-searching blog that uncovers the most directional movements afoot in the footwear industry. These boots were made for more than walking.

301 posts  |  Last entry Dec 25, 2017

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dad sneakers

The rise and rise of dad sneakers: How the ugly shoe got cool

Bulky, elevated dad sneakers are gaining traction and will be a key footwear item for 2018. WGSN's Sidney Morgan-Petro reports

Joey Badass Pony

Pony names rapper Joey Badass first-ever creative director

Brooklyn born rapper Joey Badass is named as PONY's first ever creative director and is launching his debut four-piece capsule collection.

Complex Con 2017: Art & Music Extravaganza Plus Denim Heaven

Check out the music, art installations, exclusive product collaborations and the most stylish attendees from this year's Complex Con.

Sneaker Cleaning: How Fresh Are Your Kicks!?

For the consumer active footwear is on the rise & shoe care is very important. So it's no wonder cleaning products for sneakers have increased dramatically

Going to Space Camp with Tom Sachs and NikeCraft

The launch of the new NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 sneaker is here. WGSN goes to "space" to get the scoop on the most coveted shoe this summer.

Even your favourite sneakers cannot escape Millennial Pink fever

For young womenswear retailers, Millennial Pink mixed with streetwear influences has never been so important as a commercial trend. WGSN's Marian Park reports

Coach and jimmy choo buyer talks

Coach pulls ahead in bid to buy Jimmy Choo say reports

Coach and Jimmy Choo? Luxury fashion house Coach has emerged as the front runner in the buyer bid for footwear brand Jimmy Choo. WGSN's Nigel Taylor reports

Jimmy Choo up for sale

Footwear brand Jimmy Choo looks for buyer in strategic review

Is Jimmy Choo up for sale? The popular footwear line with a market value of around £700m is currently looking for a buyer. WGSN's Nigel Taylor reports.

Nike Air VaporMax

Nike Air VaporMax: Why sneakers are having an air bubble moment

It's time to walk on air, the air bubble sole is back with a bang. WGSN Footwear editor Dan Bisson reports on the return of this comfort sneaker.

The 5 footwear trade shows you can’t miss in 2017

Want to know the latest shoe styles, the freshest new colourways and designs? Then check out our mini footwear trade show round up.

fitness innovation: the sneakers of tomorrow

High-Tech Sneakers: The Top 5 Fitness Innovators

Give your active lifestyle a boost by slipping on these futuristic sneakers for extra support, tracking and sensor innovation. WGSN's Dan Bisson reports

WATCH: WGSN Trend Minute – The High Ankle Boot

The new video series, WGSN Trend Minute features concise analysis of what’s currently on our editor’s radar. In this episode, senior footwear and accessories …