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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.

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By Drock77777 - Jan 03 2019
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You guys rock. I hope 2019 treats you well!!! An overall resource guide for different topics small retailers could access as a podcast would be a good resource!

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

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
1
1
2
0

Very Helpful

By Drock77777 - Jan 03 2019
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You guys rock. I hope 2019 treats you well!!! An overall resource guide for different topics small retailers could access as a podcast would be a good resource!

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 Jan 20, 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: #105 Exploring Innovative Footwear Design with Tiffany Beers

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Tiffany Beers, lead innovator on the Nike Hyperadapt and 2015 Nike Mag, joins the Shoe-In Show to discuss footwear innovation and the challenges brands face in developing innovative product. She also reminisces about the many ups and downs in developing NIKE's signature self-lacing shoes. Jasmine joins in the fun in the world famous "Whatcha Got? Watcha Gettin'?" segment.

May 14 2018

28mins

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Rank #2: #112 Inside Wolverine Worldwide: footwear development innovation and production transformation to increase their speed to market

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Andy and Matt take a deep dive into how a footwear leader is scrapping old development processes and digitizing their design and development programs. Listen to hear how Wolverine Worldwide is using 3D technologies and new workers to significantly cut down on development times so shoes go from concept to shelf faster and have a greater chance of success.

Jul 02 2018

27mins

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Rank #3: #107 The Art of Footwear Craftsmanship with Marcell Mrsan

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Esteemed cobbler and master shoemaker Marcell Mrsan joins the show to discuss the importance of the craftsmanship of shoemaking and the opportunities he provides aspiring shoe producers at his shop in Savannah, GA. Jasmine jumps in to highlight the top two shoes from Yeezy Season 6 - Flatform Slides and Mudrat Dad Sneakers in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment. For more info about Marcell's courses, check him out here - https://www.shoemakingcourse.com

May 28 2018

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Rank #4: #140 Let's talk footwear production - a conversation straight from the experts!

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In this episode, we play clips from FDRA’s 2018 Sourcing Summit featuring a panel discussion exploring footwear sourcing themes from domestic production to sustainability issues and more. This diverse panel is composed of different professionals within different areas of the footwear industry to provide a full conversation around footwear production. Panelists include representatives from the Portuguese Footwear Association, Elevate, SGS, and Okabashi.

Jan 14 2019

43mins

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Rank #5: #111 The Magic of Footwear Material Management from an Industry Vet

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Matt and Andy get an inside look at critical issues surrounding material development and management from Ariat’s Director of Materials Joanne Stetson. Joanne gives us a glimpse into one of the toughest jobs in the business as the one of the keys to helping produce high-quality footwear; making this a must-listen episode for everyone in the shoe business.

Jun 25 2018

29mins

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Rank #6: #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 #7: #122 Cliff Sifford from Shoe Carnival is Back!

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Shoe Carnival's fearless leader Cliff Sifford returns to Shoe-In at FN Platform to download on the family retailer's continued success and growth. The laughter and fun abound as Cliff explores the latest trends succeeding in today's diversified footwear marketplace. Jasmine jumps in with her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment as she discusses the continued dominance of slides and Vans.

Sep 10 2018

33mins

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Rank #8: #176 A Discussion of Key Innovations Changing Shoe Development

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Chris Hillyer of Deckers Brands and Nicoline van Enter of the Footwearists join us to talk about some key tech and tools changing how brands are designing and developing footwear. This fun and insightful discussion covers a wide range of issues and is sure to make you think differently about the future of footwear!

Sep 23 2019

35mins

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Rank #9: #181 Retail Insights with Footwear Industry Legend Andy Gilbert!

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The Shoe-In Show team is honored to have Andy Gilbert, President of Genesco Licensed Brands back in the studio. We get a chance to discuss retail transitions, holiday retail forecast, Genesco's most recent performance, and how Journeys is leading the much of their current success.

Oct 28 2019

37mins

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Rank #10: #116 Talking Independent Footwear Retail with Ted McGreer of Ted's Shoe & Sport

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Celebrating his store's 20th year, Ted McGreer of Ted's Shoe & Sport in Keene, New Hampshire shares his insights into successful footwear customer service in an ever-expanding e-commerce world. Investments in people, product, and his community are just a few of the keys to Ted's success and longevity.  Jasmine jumps in with her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment as she downloads on the rise of orthopedic shoes and the reemergence of closed-toe clear shoes.

Jul 30 2018

34mins

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Rank #11: #144 African American Footwear Series: Diversity Download with D'Wayne Edwards of PENSOLE Part 2

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In the second installment of Shoe-In Show's African American Footwear Series, footwear designer extraordinaire and PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy founder D'Wayne Edwards is back to continue exploring effective ways to drive diversity throughout the footwear industry.

Jasmine jumps in for her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment to explore the influences of stylist and designer Ade Samuel and her meteoric rise.

Feb 11 2019

22mins

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Rank #12: #150 Shoe Brands Talk Design and Development Transformations Thanks to Material Exchange

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Listen to a fun conversation of directors of materials and innovation at Wolverine Worldwide, Ariat and Deckers talk about current design and development challenges and how they are transforming internal processes thanks to the new Material Exchange platform. ME is helping brands increase speed-to-market, cut costs, and increase sustainability.

Mar 25 2019

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Rank #13: #115 Designers and PD Teams Rejoice! Material Exchange is Here!

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Chris Hillyer, Director of Innovation at Deckers Brands, joins Shoe-In to unveil the innovative aspects and game-changing tools of the emerging Material Exchange (www.material-exchange.com) website under development by PTC, FDRA, and Substance.  Jasmine shocks Matt and Andy with her amazing Fashion Footwear in Focus segment that confidently declares that suede shoes are in even during the Summer. According to Jasmine, everyone is incorporating suede in their summer collection including Deckers' brand Koolaburra.

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #14: #171 An Insider Look At How Selling Shoes Has Forever Changed

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Danny Muskat joins the show to talk about how selling shoes and branding has changed over the past few years. From selling on the internet to brick and mortar retailers, we talk about the evolution in relationships, requirements and how companies are changing their models to adapt to new consumer norms. Don't miss this insightful, thoughtful, episode!

Aug 19 2019

35mins

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Rank #15: #156 How a 245-Year-Old Brand Can Thrive in a Modern Market with David Kahan of Birkenstock

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Matt and Andy listen in on David Kahan's address at FDRA's 2019 Footwear Executive Summit as the Birkenstock Americas CEO takes us through the brand's long history and thriving relevance in today's marketplace. You'll get to hear David sing some Dylan as a bonus!

May 06 2019

35mins

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Rank #16: #175 Bloom's innovative and sustainable approach to shoe material development!

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Ryan Hunt of Bloom takes us on a journey of how they take algae from lakes, cleaning up the environment, and using that algae to make foam for shoes! We discuss material innovation and the development process in this unique and fun episode.

Sep 16 2019

19mins

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Rank #17: #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 #18: #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 #19: #169 Millennial Footwear Insights!

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FDRA's newest intern, Ashton Tucker sits down to give us his opinion on what brands high school and college students are loving right now, where they prefer to shop, ideal price points, and more.

Aug 05 2019

31mins

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Rank #20: #184 Increase your online footwear sales with Snap36's 360 product photography!

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Jeff Hunt, CEO & CoFounder of Snap36 joins us to discuss consumer shifts, the increase of footwear purchases online and the benefits of 360 product photography to give your customers an "in-store" experience!

Nov 18 2019

29mins

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#193 Jose R. Suarez, Founder & CEO of Impactiva talks vaēso! Learn how vaēso will transform our industry's manufacturing ecosystems!

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Jose R. Suarez, Founder & CEO of Impactiva is back but with something new, Impactiva's new SaaS platform, vaēso! vaēso is modernizing retailer & brands’ manufacturing ecosystems by providing real-time quality, productivity, speed and order status data! Learn all about it straight from the CEO!

Jan 20 2020

27mins

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#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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#191 In the fast-paced retail environment find out how First Insight is providing solutions for brands and retailers around the world!

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First Insight services some of the largest retailers, manufacturers and brands by providing vital consumer insight in order for businesses to make the best investments. Greg Petro, CEO and Founder of First Insight joins us to discuss the importance of the company, the importance of diversity in the marketplace, shopping habits, and much more!

Jan 06 2020

29mins

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#190 Happy New Year! - 2019 Highlights and More!

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FDRA is excited for 2020. On this episode, we discuss some highlights from 2019 and talk about some things to expect from 2020. We also introduce the Shoe-In Show fam to the newest addition of FDRA, Sabria Butler our new marketing and events assistant!

Dec 30 2019

24mins

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#189 An Honest Discussion on All Things Footwear Sustainability Featuring Teva and Other Industry Leaders

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Want a real look at how brands look at and work on shoe sustainability from marketing and sales to product development and sourcing? Listen to this powerful episode. Often hard to define and understand, this panel at FDRA 2019 Sourcing Summit opens up on the realities of sustainability so everyone can get better at making and selling environmentally friendly shoes.

Dec 23 2019

40mins

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#188 Supply Chain Sustainability Considerations When Moving Your Footwear

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Shoe-In Show listens in on a conversation Thomas Crockett had with Mike Piza of Apex Logistics and Kerry Rasmussen of Farrow at the 2019 FDRA Sourcing Summit in New York. Understanding sustainable supply chains even as you develop more sustainable product is key...particularly in the age of e-commerce.

Dec 16 2019

18mins

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#187 Where to Begin When Launching Sustainable Product: A Keds Case Study

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The Shoe-In Show team listens in on a conversation Matt had with Tracy Graham and Suzie Glover of Keds as they explore the launch and learnings from the iconic brand's collaboration with ace&jig at the 2019 FDRA Sourcing Summit. Tracy and Suzie will walk you through the ups and downs of establishing a sustainable product for such a well-known sneaker brand in the dawn of "slow fashion" with ace&jig.

Dec 09 2019

18mins

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#186 Matt Powell is Back to Discuss Outdoor Trends Now!

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The NPD Group's Sneaker extraordinaire Matt Powell joins the Shoe-In Show team to discuss the latest in outdoor trends for Fall '19. Jasmine jumps in to discuss the NIKE x Jun Takahashi collaboration Undercover and the recent Jordan x Knicks drop in her world-famous Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Dec 02 2019

18mins

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#185 A Captivating Conversation About Shoe Education As Well As Insights Into Starting A Sustainable Shoe Brand in America!

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Professor Caroline de Baere joins us on this episode as she discusses her interesting work on testifying in court cases around shoe intellectual property issues as well as her current work to educate the next wave of shoe designers. She also shares her great 'shoe story' from Esprit to Ariat and many other top brands and how that led her to start her own brand in LA that focuses on sustainability!

Nov 25 2019

30mins

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#184 Increase your online footwear sales with Snap36's 360 product photography!

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Jeff Hunt, CEO & CoFounder of Snap36 joins us to discuss consumer shifts, the increase of footwear purchases online and the benefits of 360 product photography to give your customers an "in-store" experience!

Nov 18 2019

29mins

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#183 New Shoe Sourcing Strategies In the Age Of Trump and Digitization - Featuring Voices From Around the Industry

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Listen to one of the key panels at FDRA's 2019 Sourcing Summit discuss current shoe production challenges, strategy and new opportunities they see around the globe. The panel includes Cherie Blum of Adesso-Madden of Steve Madden, Matt Brown of Richlife Footwear, Jean-Marc Pedeboy of Romans CAD, and Luis Humberto Vela, of the Mexican Footwear Chamber & Gösh Footwear.

Nov 11 2019

42mins

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#182 Getting Technical! Talking compliance with experts from BBC International & TÜV SÜD

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Product safety, quality and compliance should be at the top of the list when selling to consumers! Josue Solano, BBC International & Kapil Bansal, TÜV SÜD are experts in the industry and give us best practices to make product safety cost-efficient, avoid product recalls, and much more.

Nov 04 2019

29mins

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#181 Retail Insights with Footwear Industry Legend Andy Gilbert!

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The Shoe-In Show team is honored to have Andy Gilbert, President of Genesco Licensed Brands back in the studio. We get a chance to discuss retail transitions, holiday retail forecast, Genesco's most recent performance, and how Journeys is leading the much of their current success.

Oct 28 2019

37mins

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#180 Celebrating a 30 Year Career at NIKE with Dan LeBlanc

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Global Customs Manager and 30-year NIKE veteran Dan LeBlanc sits down with the Shoe-In Show crew to reminisce about his time at the iconic footwear company and the role he plays in helping drive customs compliance and tariff understanding around new product launches. The crew unveils their current kicks (including Dan's new Joyrides) and what they plan to get in the "Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?" segment.

Oct 21 2019

26mins

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#179 Knock it off! Insights and tips to protect your brand from shoe counterfeit to eComm scammers!

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Our good friend Bill Snowden flips the script and interviews us! We talk about the challenges of knockoffs to scammers and hackers in an eComm world and get some great insights into new tech tools Verisk is using to help their clients and can help you too!

Oct 14 2019

27mins

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#178 Breaking Into the China Online Retail Market with Frank Lavin

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Export Now Founder and CEO Frank Lavin walks us through the ins and outs of selling product in China on e-commerce platforms. If you're looking to sell product online to the expanding China consumer base but don't know how, Frank's your guy. He walks us through the process as only Frank Lavin knows how.

Oct 07 2019

32mins

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#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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#176 A Discussion of Key Innovations Changing Shoe Development

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Chris Hillyer of Deckers Brands and Nicoline van Enter of the Footwearists join us to talk about some key tech and tools changing how brands are designing and developing footwear. This fun and insightful discussion covers a wide range of issues and is sure to make you think differently about the future of footwear!

Sep 23 2019

35mins

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#175 Bloom's innovative and sustainable approach to shoe material development!

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Ryan Hunt of Bloom takes us on a journey of how they take algae from lakes, cleaning up the environment, and using that algae to make foam for shoes! We discuss material innovation and the development process in this unique and fun episode.

Sep 16 2019

19mins

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#174 The Last Is First! Jones & Vining drop by to talk about how innovation is changing how lasts are made.

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Last maker Jones & Vining explain how much innovation goes into last making, as well as new materials they are launching. We talk about the process of making lasts, how they are key to fit and comfort, and how one day data will allow us to match lasts data to consumer feet for a perfect fit!

Sep 09 2019

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very Helpful

By Drock77777 - Jan 03 2019
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You guys rock. I hope 2019 treats you well!!! An overall resource guide for different topics small retailers could access as a podcast would be a good resource!

Awesome!

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