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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.

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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Amazing insight into shoes

By Keithgrei - Apr 06 2020
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Such a great show to keep us all informed and together in the shoe world! Great insight and amazing interviews to Win the day!

Awesome!

By vivalaudrup - Jun 20 2017
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Love the Shoe-In Show. Fast, fun, and super insightful. Never a dull moment. Enjoy!

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
2
1
2
0

Amazing insight into shoes

By Keithgrei - Apr 06 2020
Read more
Such a great show to keep us all informed and together in the shoe world! Great insight and amazing interviews to Win the day!

Awesome!

By vivalaudrup - Jun 20 2017
Read more
Love the Shoe-In Show. Fast, fun, and super insightful. Never a dull moment. Enjoy!
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Shoe-In

Latest release on Jul 13, 2020

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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.

Rank #1: #123 The Art of Launching a Shoe Brand with Casca

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Casca Co-founder, Braden Parker, stops by Shoe-In at FN Platform to discuss the highs and lows of launching a shoe brand in today's diverse retail landscape. Braden unveils the highs and lows of bringing the brand's all-day performance footwear to market. And of course, Jasmine is here for the show's absolutely amazing "Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?" segment.

Sep 17 2018

31mins

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Rank #2: #92 The World of Independent Footwear Retail with Chiappetta Shoes

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Matt and Andy welcome Tony Chiappetta of Chiappetta Shoes in Kenosha, Wisconsin as they learn more about the unique world of independent footwear retail. Tony downloads on the ways in which Chiappetta Shoes has met their customers' needs since opening in 1921. Jasmine jumps in to run through the best winter boots to sport during this cold winter in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Feb 12 2018

28mins

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Rank #3: #51 Getting to Know the Next Great Footwear Designer

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Joining Matt, Andy, and FFANY's Ron Fromm on Shoe-In this week is Den Ly, winner of The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) & ARSUTORIA School 2017Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship.  Den Ly takes the Shoe-In team on a journey to Cambodia and back as he discusses his passion for shoe design and the inspirations driving his creativity.  Oh, and there's a monkey named Gizmo involved...just sayin'.

Jasmine leaves her fashion comfort zone as she explores the emerging trend of wearing socks with heels in her Fashion Footwear in Focus Segment.

May 15 2017

29mins

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Rank #4: #60 A Holistic Approach to 21st Century Footwear Sourcing and Merchandising

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Craig Townsend, Executive Vice President at Elan Polo International joins Matt and Andy on this week's show to explore the constantly changing footwear development dynamic in a global supply chain.  How does a direct footwear importer like Elan Polo who serves all aspects of the footwear marketplace evolve with its 21st Century supply chain?  Download to find out! Jasmine joins in on the fun as she explores the recently announced Under Armour UA ICON initiative allowing footwear consumers to customize shoes and upload their own images for inclusion on the upper. We tried out a few of our own styles.

Jul 17 2017

26mins

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Rank #5: #91 One Big Fashion Footwear in Focus Segment with Jasmine

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Jasmine takes charge as this entire episode is one big Fashion Footwear in Focus segment. Listen in as Matt, Andy, and Jasmine explore the importance of celebrity, red carpets, and influencers on footwear fashion. She also explores expected footwear trends for 2018, like ugly dad shoes.

Feb 05 2018

23mins

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Rank #6: #177 The Founding of Hoka and Lessons on Innovation Leadership

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How did Hoka grow into a top brand? What innovation lessons can we learn from its story and how can we apply those lessons today? Industry legend Stuart Jenkins joins us to share stories and insights never heard before, and a new project he is working on that may change the industry!

Sep 30 2019

34mins

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Rank #7: #55 Rethinking Footwear Innovation with the SLEM Institute

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Matt and Andy welcome Nicoline van Enter and Yassine Salihine from the SLEM Institute as they discuss the latest innovations disrupting traditional footwear design, development, and manufacturing.  Nico and Yassine provide a full recap of their most recent SLEMinar with highlights from The NPD Group's Matt Powell, Terna Jibo from Portland Design, Christian Decker from Desma Footwear Automation, and more! Jasmine throws out the reemergence of slides for the summer in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Jun 12 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: #136 The Inside Scoop on How Allbirds Built their Brand with a Total Focus on Sustainability

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In this episode, the team talks about 2018 trends and shares audio clips from FDRA's Sourcing Summit featuring Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger. Joey explains how they started their brand with a sustainability first mindset and how they strategically built their brand into a rising all start in the fashion industry.

Dec 17 2018

40mins

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Rank #9: #201 What's new with Soles4Souls! - A Chat with President and CEO, Buddy Teaster

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On this episode we check in with Buddy Teaster, President and CEO of Soles4Souls. The Shoe-In Show team learns all about the new happenings over at Soles4Souls, some of the hardships they face helping countries in need, entrepreneurs, and more.

Mar 09 2020

23mins

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Rank #10: #66 Exploring Footbeds, Fashion, & E-commerce with Birkenstock's David Kahan

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Birkenstock Americas CEO David Kahan joins Matt and Andy at FN Platform to explore the continued growth of the iconic German brand, innovative ways in which the signature Birkenstock footbed is being used in new and emerging styles, and his vigorous efforts to protect the 240-year-old brand in the age of Amazon.  Jasmine joins in on the fun in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment as she downloads on all the new and exciting ways in which Birkenstock is evolving.

Aug 28 2017

36mins

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Rank #11: #142 The Latest on Vietnam Footwear Sourcing with the Innolux Group

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Matt and Andy welcome Davide Degano, Vice President at the Innolux Group to Shoe-In as they explore the ongoing growth and dominance of footwear production in Vietnam. What makes Vietnam such a desirable place to source footwear and how long will the magic last? Listen in to find out! Jasmine jumps in on the fun with her rundown of go-to shoes for bad weather in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Jan 28 2019

22mins

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Rank #12: #69 Exploring the Dominance of Steve Madden with Ed Rosenfeld

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Steve Madden Chairman & CEO and FDRA Chairman Ed Rosenfeld helps the Shoe-In team understand what makes Steve Madden such a dominant force in the footwear industry today and shares the keys to the company's success.  Ed explains the importance and history of Steve Madden's test and react strategy in an age when the footwear customer is certainly king. Jasmine joins the fun as she explores Steve's current shoe offerings and what makes him so fashionable in the Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Sep 11 2017

25mins

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Rank #13: #139 Shoeconomy with FDRA’s Chief Economist, Gary Raines

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For the very first time FDRA’s Chief Economist, Gary Raines joins us for an episode to discuss the state of the “Shoeconomy” and what to expect in 2019!

Jan 07 2019

29mins

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Rank #14: #143 African American Footwear Series: Diversity Download with D'Wayne Edwards of PENSOLE Part 1

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In the first installment of Shoe-In Show's African American Footwear Series, footwear designer extraordinaire and PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy founder D'Wayne Edwards walks Matt, Andy and Jasmine through his inspiring story from his younger days as a kid from Inglewood to the peak of his career at NIKE to the launch of PENSOLE in Portland. D'Wayne is just getting started as he works to provide greater opportunity for youth and speaks out on the need to drive diversity within the footwear industry.

Feb 04 2019

26mins

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Rank #15: #132 How Impactiva is Helping Transform Shoe Factory Production to Boost Productivity

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Jose joins us to talk about the changes happening on our factory floors. New workers, new managers, new locations and automation are all changing how we make shoes, but we still have an old mindset on how to get the most out of factory workers. Jose explains a better way forward - one that trains and empowers workers to make shoes right the first time. A must listen for any sourcing and production professional!

Nov 19 2018

33mins

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Rank #16: #70 The NPD Group's Beth Goldstein & the Current State of Footwear Retail

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Key footwear industry analyst Beth Goldstein drops by Shoe-In to educate the crew on the latest and greatest (and most challenging) retail issues impacting shoe brands and companies.  Beth brings the knowledge as she breaks down segmentation within the industry and the number of brands fighting over footwear consumer market share.  For the first time in Shoe-In Show history (which isn't very long) the team does both the Fashion Footwear in Focus and the Whatcha got? Whatcha gettin'? segments.

Sep 18 2017

32mins

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Rank #17: #125 The Inside Story of Dutch Fashion Footwear Brand Blackstone Shoes

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Dick de Bruijn, Founder and Owner of Blackstone Shoes stops by Shoe-In to explore the history of the Dutch footwear company and the importance of remaining true to the brand's fashion roots.  Jasmine joins the fun as she explores the staying power of the dad shoe trend in her Fashion Footwear in Focus Segment.

Oct 01 2018

22mins

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Rank #18: #81 British Footwear Invasion with Paul Bridge from SGS

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Footwear construction expert Paul Bridge calls in from across the pond to discuss the British footwear market and key footwear construction issues impacting the industry today.  Topics range from English footwear retail to sole bonding to Northampton Town F.C.'s crest incorporating a leather shoe....The Beatles' Rubber Sole also gets a mention of course.  

Jasmine educates the boys on Seth Aaron's recent 3D printed shoe line for Spring '18 in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Nov 27 2017

27mins

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Rank #19: #192 Sustainability talk with Reebok's brand president, Matt O'Toole!

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The Shoe-In Show team is honored to chat with Matt O'Toole, Reebok's brand president. We discuss the evolution of Reebok, footwear innovation, and their new Cotton + Corn plant-based shoe!

Jan 13 2020

30mins

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Rank #20: #83 Holiday Shoe Shopping with Famous Footwear's Rick Ausick

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Footwear industry icon and recent Footwear News Achievement Awards (FNAA) Hall of Fame inductee Rick Ausick stops by Shoe-In to download on the current state of footwear retail and innovations driving the overall shopping experience.  Rick also educates the boys on all that goes into preparing Famous Footwear's over 1,000 retail locations for the holiday shopping season. The Shoe-In team brings back the world famous "Watcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?" segment as Rick and the hosts each unveil the shoes they are wearing and the next pair they plan to purchase.

Dec 11 2017

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#223 MICAM Americas is on the March

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Jasmine and Matt welcome Kelly Helfman and Belinda Pina to Shoe-In to discuss the present and future of footwear trade shows in both the digital and physical space. With MICAM Americas set for September 30 - October 2, 2020 in Las Vegas, there is much work to be done. As you'll hear, Kelly and Belinda are up to the task.

Jul 13 2020

35mins

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#222 The Importance of Protecting Footwear IP with Sara Vanderhoff of adidas

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On this Shoe-In Show episode, Sara Vanderhoff, Associate General Counsel, Global Brands at adidas Group, joins to discuss the importance of protecting your footwear brand in the global marketplace. Walk away with key strategies to building effective and dynamic IP enforcement protocols based on Sara’s vast experience defending one of our industry’s most iconic brands.

Jul 06 2020

32mins

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#221 Footwear Associations Unite - FDRA X FFANY

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FFANY's Executive Director, John Heron joins the Shoe-In Show for an exciting episode! FFANY market weeks are vital to the footwear industry and John stops by to discuss the future of trade shows, pivoting to digital experiences, and why we must continue to have market week gatherings in person. FDRA and FFANY are also moving to join forces - hear how two of the largest footwear associations plan to work together to serve the industry in a bigger way.

Jun 29 2020

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#220 A Look Into The Future of Footwear with Dave Grange

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Footwear industry veteran Dave Grange joins us to talk about a very hot topic! What will the footwear industry look like post-pandemic? We dive into everything from online sales, which brands will come out on top, trade shows, and much more. Listen now and join the conversation by dropping us a message.

Jun 22 2020

42mins

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#219 The Current Uncertainty of China!

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There is a ton of uncertainty surrounding us all right now. Discussion around moving footwear sourcing out of China has been circulating for a few years now but during the current state of the world the topic has become even hotter! Check out this episode as Andy and Matt discuss some reasons why you may or may not want to continue exploring other sourcing options.

Jun 15 2020

31mins

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#218 Big ideas to improve online shoe shopping experiences and more profitable delivery models.

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This show is all about ideas and new tools - making it a must listen! Shoe E-commerce is exploding but big challenges remain from how shoes are delivered to how consumers shop and interact with shoes online. Team FDRA discusses bold ideas brands can consider to increase profits through new delivery options, new tools to help increase clicks to conversions and reduce returns!

Jun 08 2020

42mins

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#217 "It's Gotta Be The Shoes" - A Conversation about "The Last Dance" with Ryan Yates of Hoop Mountain Dubai

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Jasmine takes over the podcast for a quick chat with Ryan Yates, Coach & Marketing Director, at Hoop Mountain Dubai about ESPN's 10-part doc series "The Last Dance," covering MJ's career. Can't talk basketball without talking footwear, we get Ryan's thoughts on the doc, top retro Jordan's and the impact of the brand. Check Out Hoop Mountain Dubai Here: https://hoopmountain.ae/

Jun 01 2020

18mins

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#216 Strategies to Save Duties You Can Explore NOW!

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With footwear duties increasing at a historic and astronomical rate, it’s more important than ever that you have the tools in place to try and mitigate the impact. Join us as we discuss these tools and more with Liz Connell of ONESOURCE Global Trade.

May 25 2020

20mins

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#215 Two Ten is stepping it up during the global crisis - hear from their new President and CEO, Shawn Osborne

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Two Ten Footwear Foundation's newest leader, Shawn Osborne, joins the Shoe-In Show for the very first time! Shawn gives us insight on how the over 80 year old organization is filling the gap during the current crisis and ways in which their strategic approach is changing to meet emerging challenges. Jasmine also joins us for her world famous What you got, What You Gettin’? segment.

May 18 2020

25mins

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#214 Shoe Carnival CEO Talks About Stores Reopening from Staff to Storefront to Customer!

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Cliff Sifford, Shoe Carnival’s fearless leader and a Shoe-In Show favorite, joins us to discuss the re-opening of Shoe Carnival stores this past week. Make sure you listen to hear how this major footwear retailer has survived during this unfortunate time, their plans to keep Shoe Carnival associates and customers safe, and the future of retail in a post-pandemic environment.

May 11 2020

29mins

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#213 Our Footwear Innovation Advisor is Back - Tiffany Beers!

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FDRA's Footwear Innovation Advisor, Tiffany Beers, joins us remotely from California to weigh in on the ways the footwear industry is moving digitally. We also explore some of the software out now that people should utilize during these turbulent times, new released sustainable footwear, digital events, and more!

May 04 2020

46mins

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#212 FDRA's Efforts to Stop Fakes in Focus

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Matt, Andy and Thomas discuss the latest initiatives under development in DC to combat the prevalence of counterfeit products on e-commerce platforms. There is a lot of momentum in this area so you don't want to miss this conversation! Jasmine joins in with her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Apr 27 2020

25mins

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#211 Footwear Fitting Technology Transforming Our Industry

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Fit is the key reason why most shoes are returned - and that is a major reason why shoe retailers and brands are working with Volumental. On this episode we explore how technology is allowing shoe scans, in just seconds, to link up with inventory to find the right shoes in stores as well as online. We also look at how data and technology are evolving to eventually allow a personalized fit for each person and an end of 'sizes'! Listen to this thoughtful exciting episode on a game-changing tech company!

Apr 20 2020

28mins

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#210 Looking at Consumer Behavior Through a Different Lens

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A year long survey conducted by Deloitte on consumer behavior has sparked conversation between Matt and Andy on this Shoe-In Show episode. Join the conversation as we critically think through consumer behavior and its many factors, you may leave with a new perspective! Check out the full survey.

Apr 13 2020

33mins

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#209 Insane Shoe Supply Chains! The Pandemic's Impact on Air Cargo Shipments

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More and more shoe brands are using air freight for speed to market advantages, but today our supply chains are still reeling from the coronavirus. On this episode we cover the many disruptions impacting our supply chains and discuss how and why air freight has record low capacity and the fear is that will impact price in the short term. A must listen for everyone in footwear from sourcing to retail! It impacts us all!

Apr 06 2020

32mins

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#208 Tips to Innovate Through the Coronavirus Crisis

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Innovation is priority in finding solutions to push through all the changes that have occurred and will occur as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Footwear industry veteran Stuart Jenkins, owner of White Hat Innovation and Founder of BLUMAKA, discusses how brands can strategically innovate during this time.

Apr 03 2020

28mins

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#207 Inside the mind of a footwear CEO during the Coronavirus - A chat with David Kahan Chief Executive Officer of Birkenstock Americas

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As a footwear industry we are all trying to navigate during this pandemic and make the best decisions not only for our brands but for our teams, customers, and partners as well. David Kahan, Chief Executive Officer of Birkenstock Americas joins us to discuss his approach to getting Birkenstock through these uncertain times and how he plans to come out on the other side of things stronger than ever! Now is the time for Radical Acceptance!

Apr 01 2020

30mins

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#206 Footwear Industry Veteran, Leslie Gallin Gives Guidance Around Coronavirus

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We are excited to have industry vet, Leslie Gallin back in the Shoe-in Show studio. On this episode we chat about the challenges companies have been facing prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, the need for new product, and what she expects to see after the outbreak subsides.

Mar 30 2020

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#205 Coronavirus Impact on Italian Footwear Production & Retail

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Cleto Sagripanti, Italian footwear industry veteran and consultant, checks in with the Shoe-In Show gang to provide a first-hand account about the impact of the virus on Italian footwear production and retail. Cleto also explores the broader impact the virus is having on the European marketplace and the move to utilize e-commerce more effectively in Italy.

Mar 27 2020

15mins

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#204 Critical Coronavirus Business Insights with Matt Rubel

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Retail and footwear industry veteran Matt Rubel joins Shoe-In for this emergency discussion around the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the footwear industry in the near, medium and long terms. Matt brings powerful insights to consider NOW as companies look to hold on to cash and weather this historic American retail meltdown.

Mar 25 2020

19mins

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iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
2
1
2
0

Amazing insight into shoes

By Keithgrei - Apr 06 2020
Read more
Such a great show to keep us all informed and together in the shoe world! Great insight and amazing interviews to Win the day!

Awesome!

By vivalaudrup - Jun 20 2017
Read more
Love the Shoe-In Show. Fast, fun, and super insightful. Never a dull moment. Enjoy!