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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.

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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Episodes

#118 Revolutionary Footwear Retail & the Evolution of Consumerism w/ Foot Locker's Dick Johnson

8/13/2018
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Matt and Andy listen in on Foot Locker Chairman, CEO & President Dick Johnson's remarks at the 2018 FDRA Executive Summit as he outlines the ways in which Foot Locker, Champs, and the company's other outlets are effectively adapting to the rapidly changing footwear consumer.

Duration:00:34:52

#117 Revolutionizing Footwear Consumer Engagement in the Digital World

8/6/2018
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Taped during the 2018 FDRA Executive Summit, Matt and Andy listen in on a panel discussion focused on innovative consumer engagement with four key footwear and digital executives including D'Wayne Edwards, Jeff Hunt, Sara Irvani, and John Puterbaugh. Listen now for key takeaways before it's too late!

Duration:00:41:53

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

7/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:36:25

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

7/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:41:47

#114 Lightin' it up with Chris Burns

7/16/2018
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Footwear industry analyst and commentator extraordinaire Chris Burns rings up Shoe-In to provide his many thoughts on the Puma/Jay-Z collab, the cooling off at adidas, the dominance of NIKE, the importance of the resale market in tracking athletic brand trends, and everything in between. Jasmine jumps in with her world famous Fashion Footwear in Focus segment as she explores the prevalence of mismatched shoes. For more on Chris and his footwear thought leadership, check him out...

Duration:00:46:50

#113 Keeping Pace with Pacers Running

7/9/2018
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Doug Ricketts, Manager of Pacers Running in Fairfax, Virginia, drops by the Shoe-In Show studio to explore the importance of specialty running stores, tricks to the sit & fit trade, and to download on the latest and greatest brands runners are in search for. Jasmine joins in with her world famous 'Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?' segment.

Duration:00:37:10

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

7/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:09

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

6/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:55

#110 Exploring Essential Footwear Material Shows with Hisham Muhareb

6/18/2018
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The Material Shows founder and operator Hisham Muhareb joins Shoe-In to discuss his amazing shoe story, the bi-annual show he runs where shoe designers get inspired and new materials are found for the next great pair of kicks. New material innovations and insights are also explored. Jasmine jumps in on the fun as she introduces Allbirds' (aka The world's most comfortable shoes) newest style made from trees.

Duration:00:34:05

#109 Andy & Matt Talk Lee & Barrett with Brandon Cohn

6/11/2018
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There's a quiet shoe making revolution taking place in NYC and its lead revolutionary, Brandon Cohn, CEO of Lee & Barrett, stops by Shoe-In to educate the boys on the Lee & Barrett story and the dawn of a new footwear Americana. Jasmine downloads on how footwear fashion is focused on leathers and suede low tops even for the warm weather...what happened to knit uppers?

Duration:00:32:44

#108 FFANY Shoes on Sale Turns 25!

6/4/2018
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Famous Footwear President Rick Ausick and FFANY President and CEO Ron Fromm stop by Shoe-In to discuss the upcoming FFANY Shoes on Sale event on October 11th as it celebrates 25 years of raising vital funds for breast cancer research. Jasmine explains how Fila's new but very old sneaker will be very on trend this summer in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment. For more information on Shoes on Sale and to get involved visit FFANY.

Duration:00:28:33

#107 The Art of Footwear Craftsmanship with Marcell Mrsan

5/28/2018
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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

Duration:00:29:44

#106 Saxon Shoes Sit Down with Gary Weiner

5/21/2018
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Gary Weiner, Saxon Shoes President and Owner, joins the Shoe-In Show to discuss the strategies he and his team employ to ensure his customers are comfortable, happy, and loyal. Jasmine observes fashion footwear trends at Coachella including thigh-high Ugg boots.

Duration:00:31:21

A Critical Analysis of the Changing Footwear Business Model and Consumer

5/16/2018
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A listen of this special episode will be sure to make you think differently about change and innovation as Shoe-in Show’s Andy Polk philosophizes about all the changes to traditional footwear business models — giving some deep thought to the nature of successful companies innovating, the true nature of the changing consumer and why it could mean Amazon doesn’t continue to dominate eCommerce in the future. Taped during FDRA’s Retail Revolution Summit, Shoe-in’s famed producer Blake Althen...

Duration:00:28:10

#105 Exploring Innovative Footwear Design with Tiffany Beers

5/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:52

#104 FFANY Market Weeks are Changing...Are You Ready?

5/7/2018
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FFANY President and CEO Ron Fromm stops by the Shoe-In Show studio to discuss the monumental changes underway at FFANY as it celebrates its 40th year. Member engagement is high on Ron's list as FFANY's transformation continues. Jasmine jumps in to explore the shoes Ron is wearing and those he plans to buy next in the world famous Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'? For more information about FFANY's upcoming shows and events visit ffany.org.

Duration:00:31:09

#103 Jasmine Explores Upcoming Leather Footwear Trends

4/30/2018
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On this episode, Jasmine discovers the latest in leather trends on the showroom floor of FN Platform. Blackstone, Miz Mooz, and A.S. 98 share a little about their brands, upcoming trends, and some of their top picks for the season. Matt and Andy are just along for the ride.

Duration:00:28:30

#102 Jasmine Explores Upcoming Kids Footwear Trends with Boatilus, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Synclaire Brands

4/23/2018
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Jasmine walks the shoe show floor to explore upcoming children's footwear trends on display at FN PLATFORM. She discusses new styles, best sellers, and marketing strategies with Boatilus, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Synclaire Brands. Matt and Andy are just along for the ride.

Duration:00:18:03

#101 The Current State of Footwear Sourcing with BBC's Josue Solano

4/16/2018
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Josue Solano, President and COO of BBC International drops by the Shoe-In Show set to discuss the evolving state of footwear sourcing, costing, currency, and navigating the patchwork of footwear regulatory demands. Jasmine walks us through another amazing edition of "Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?"

Duration:00:32:07

#100 Our 100th Episode!

4/9/2018
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Matt, Andy, Jasmine, and Thomas celebrate 100 amazing episodes of footwear fun with some special guests along the way. Are you shocked as much as we are that we made it to 100? Get ready for 100 more! Thanks for all your support! We are extremely grateful.

Duration:00:38:21