Rank #1: #105 Exploring Innovative Footwear Design with Tiffany Beers
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
Rank #2: #112 Inside Wolverine Worldwide: footwear development innovation and production transformation to increase their speed to market
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
Rank #3: #107 The Art of Footwear Craftsmanship with Marcell Mrsan
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
Rank #4: #140 Let's talk footwear production - a conversation straight from the experts!
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
Rank #5: #111 The Magic of Footwear Material Management from an Industry Vet
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
Rank #6: #143 African American Footwear Series: Diversity Download with D'Wayne Edwards of PENSOLE Part 1
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
Rank #7: #122 Cliff Sifford from Shoe Carnival is Back!
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
Rank #8: #176 A Discussion of Key Innovations Changing Shoe Development
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
Rank #9: #181 Retail Insights with Footwear Industry Legend Andy Gilbert!
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
Rank #10: #116 Talking Independent Footwear Retail with Ted McGreer of Ted's Shoe & Sport
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
Rank #11: #144 African American Footwear Series: Diversity Download with D'Wayne Edwards of PENSOLE Part 2
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
Rank #12: #150 Shoe Brands Talk Design and Development Transformations Thanks to Material Exchange
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
Rank #13: #115 Designers and PD Teams Rejoice! Material Exchange is Here!
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
Rank #14: #171 An Insider Look At How Selling Shoes Has Forever Changed
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
Rank #15: #156 How a 245-Year-Old Brand Can Thrive in a Modern Market with David Kahan of Birkenstock
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
Rank #16: #175 Bloom's innovative and sustainable approach to shoe material development!
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
Rank #17: #136 The Inside Scoop on How Allbirds Built their Brand with a Total Focus on Sustainability
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
Rank #18: #142 The Latest on Vietnam Footwear Sourcing with the Innolux Group
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
Rank #19: #169 Millennial Footwear Insights!
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
Rank #20: #184 Increase your online footwear sales with Snap36's 360 product photography!
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