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2017 Spring Sales Survey Report of FDRA

2017 Spring Sales Survey conducted by FDRA: A nation-wide survey of footwear consumers on their purchasing habits for Spring 2017. Footwear Distributors Retailers of America (FDRA) conducted a nation-wide shoe sales survey, from April 4-6, 2016, of people purchasing shoes this (2017) Spring. The survey seeks to accurately ascertain the evolving behaviors and insights of the American footwear consumer this spring season. Respondents answered key questions focused on the likelihood of an upcoming shoe purchase, for whom those shoes shall be purchased, the types of footwear consumers are searching for, and the channel in which they will buy their shoes. The results support current industry notions with some definite surprises along the way. 5 Key Highlights of the Survey are: Shoppers prefer 3:1 purchasing new shoes in a physical store (77%) versus purchasing online (23%). For those who do purchase online, 21% said what they like most is the priceand 18% said the variety. Twelve percent (12%) said it was for convenience. 39% said they were buying comfort/casual sneakers/leisure shoes and 26% said they were purchasing performance sneakers for the gym or sports. Fourteen percent (14%) said they were buying fashion/dress shoes like heels, flats, or men's oxfords. The most important factor when purchasing shoes this spring season is to fill a need at 37% and the cost at 30%. Half of all consumers plan on spending less money this Spring compared to last Spring (52% to 14%) with 35% saying they will spend the same amount.

NIKE PUSHES DESIGN INNOVATION

Nike debuted a number of brand new styles as part of their Nature of Motion exhibition at the 2016 edition of the Milano Design Week with the goal to inspire “designers to dream big and think different. Hence, Nike challenged 10 progressive contemporary designers to rethink the concept of natural motion and to join Nike exploring Natural Motion through various mediums.

DAVID PRESTON'S GANDY SHOES

Oxford shoe cut from fine brown leather with orange suede detail, equipped with a thin, rubber sole. It's a very British shoe for a British brand, in the most versatile color. This is perhaps going to be vogue in UK market!

LUGGAGE LEATHERGOODS AND ACCESSORIES Winter 2015

Canada’s comprehensive guide to important companies in the industry, all contact information including sales representatives. Products represents, and brands represented. In the Product Section, detailed breakdown of TRAVEL, BUSINESS & FASHION ACCESSORY items are provided. Furthermore, in Brand Section it provides you with an easy guide to finding the brands you want at a glance, listed alphabetically and within their respective product categories of Travel, Business & Fashion Accessories. Additionally, a Product Showcase Section that is meant to help you get an even better idea of who these companies are.

THE NEW J CREW X NEW BALANCE TRAINER COLLAB IS PRETTY SWEET

Turns out Pops has had the inside track on spring for years. The J Crew x New Balance Butterscotch 997 arrives exclusively in shops and online this Saturday. These American titans are now teaming up to give us a limited-edition remix of the 997 model - inspired by butterscotch sweets.

Ars Arpel Editorial Products - 2015

Ars Arpel is the leader publishing house of trade magazines for leather industry. Since 1947 it offers professional information on shoes, bags and furs.

Fore Casting – Traends Guide

The ArsSutoria Trends Guide is specifically developed for who have to create collections in the field of shoe & bags, focusing on trends forecasting, from creative concepts to market analysis. Each season, ArsSutoria Research Team individuates four macro consumers and trends areas. Each trend is described on several aspects: concept, colors, materials, iconic structures and consumer analysis. These trends guides are useful for shoe manufacturers, designers, merchandisers, material suppliers.