Footwear Insight leads the market with direction coverage of key trends as well as important coverage on the changing retail landscape. Footwear Insight provides the market with leading edge reporting. No fluff, no designers. Just ideas, insight and market coverage retailers can use to make buying decisions and run their businesses.
CURRENT ISSUE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017
Ubiquitous Boots
The all-around appeal of boots is undeniable in 2017. From casual to work styles, we’ve got you covered.

Smart Styles
In the kids’ footwear world, tiny takes on grown-up styles are all the rage. Take a look at these smart styles.
ISSUE ARCHIVES
2016
January 2016
Boot Book 
Work boots have morphed into high-tech performers that work both on the job or off the clock. 

Tonal Trends 
Brands are kicking up the color a notch in leather and suede offerings. Subtle, solid tones gain steam.
FEBRUARY 2016
Big Ideas and Key Issues
What will drive the
discussion for everyone
in the year ahead?

A Full DECK
Dick’s Sporting Goods is
testing a full-service concept
in Las Vegas. We take a visit and report back.
MARch / APRil 2016
Sole Searching
Forget uppers. It’s all about the sole nowadays as brands focus on new designs underfoot.

Going Retro
It’s a footwear fast-forward as brands get retro with modern twists on classic sneaker styles.
MAY / JUNe 2016
Office Comfort
Getting serious at work doesn’t mean we can’t also have comfort and style in our “office” shoes.

Fitness Trends
Bye-bye stilettos. Women are making stylish sneakers their go-to shoe for everyday wear.
JULy / AUGust 2016
Casual Tech
Athletic footwear keeps pace with fitness consumers who love style as much as performance.

The Boot Book
Traditional work boots are evolving and channeling their inner sneakers.
SEPtember / OCTober 2016
In The Closet
These Spring 2017 shoe styles present consumers with something they don’t already have in their closets.

Gold Medal Awards
Footwear Insight’s exclusive ratings of the best sit-and-fit retailers in America.
NOVember / DECember 2016
Shoe Dogs.
Footwear Insight offers up our listing of the footwear industry’s “greatest shoe dogs of all time.”

Work It
Brands share how they are “making it work” in the hospitality, healthcare and light duty segments.
2015
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015
Trend Report:
It’s harvest season. Fall 2015 footwear mixes rustic charm with refined design.

Boot Book:
The next generation of consumers
is redefining what it wants from its boots.
MARCH / APRIL 2015
Walking Guide:
Footwear Insight presents The Retailer’s Guide to the Walking Category.

Men's Trends:
Sporty, sophisticated trends 
are driving the men’s footwear category.
MAY / JUNE 2015
Comfort Connects:
Brands elevate style and design in women’s offerings as the comfort category gets hipper.

Retail Winner:
Footwear Insight’s inaugural 
Gold Medal Service Award winners are revealed
JULY / AUGUST 2015
Boot Book
Design, construction and materials combine in these 24/7 boot standouts.

The Hip Kids
Children’s brands are keeping up with trends for style-savvy young consumers.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2015
Design Evolution
Execs from leading performance footwear
brands discuss the new
design paradigm.

B Corps Brands
Take a closer look at what it takes and what the benefits are of being certified as B Corps.
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015
Service Shoes
The concept of work shoes and where to buy them is evolving as new jobs fuel the service economy.

It's All Material
Texture is an easy way to add interest and give a shoe something special to make it stand out.
2014
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014
Comfort:
Performance and technology work together in sleek, stylish comfort shoes.

The Boot Book.
The new breed of work boots
blends fashion and function for a new generation.
MARCH / APRIL 2014
Man Style.
A look at menswear trends that are impacting the footwear
market.

Sophisticasual:
The new buzzword in the marketplace. Casual shoes with sophistication.
MAY / JUNE 2014
Comfort Revs Up.
Fall 2014 comfort footwear amps up the style quotient.

Women's Fitness:
Gym sneakers have evolved. 
Brands offer a variety of activity-specific styles.
JULY / AUGUST 2014
Who is Henry?
The acronym describes one of the most critical consumers in 
the marketplace.

The Boot Book.
From classic style to athletic silhouettes, boots go into transformer mode.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014
Spring 2015
Trendspotting reveals that sandals are getting more feminine. And more fun.

Retail:
Specialty running retailer Running Central is going big with its new store located in Peoria, Il.
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2014
Men's Style.
Fashion matters to the modern man and footwear brands 
are paying attention.

Plastic Fantastic.
Vendors get creative with materials.A look at some fantastic plastic shoes.