Footwear Insight

June 2020

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06 REIMAGINING TRADE SHOWS The heads of the KICK Show, Grassroots Connect, MICAM Americas and Atlanta Shoe Market on how they are adapting. 12 SNEAKERS FOREVER Comfort meets sport meets style: These sneaker standouts are the right fashion footnote at any time of year. 14 THE SANDAL SPECTRUM There's a sandal for every mood for spring '20, with luxe materials and comfort features elevating the summer staple. 18 NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL What lessons are independents taking with them as they reopen? We asked past winners of the Gold Medal Service Awards, and they delivered. 26 TREND INSIGHT We asked shoppers about in-store shopping in the COVID-19 era — and when they see a return to "normal." 30 LINES WE LIKE The celebrations look a little different this year, but brands are celebrating Pride all month long with these colorful footwear picks. FOOTWEAR INSIGHT ® Editorial Director Cara Griffin Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Ernst Beaudry Senior Editor Bob McGee Contributors Nancy Ruhling Suzanne Blecher Publisher Jeff Nott 516-305-4711 Advertising Katie O'Donohue 828-244-3043 Sam Selvaggio 212-398-5021 Ron Stern 201-774-2432 Art Director Francis Klaess Production / Digital Brandon Christie 516-305-4710 Formula4Media ® PO Box 23-1318, Great Neck , NY 11023 Phone: 516-305-4709 Fax: 516-305-4712 Footwear Insight Footwear Insight Extra Outdoor Insight Team Insight Team Insight Extra Textile Insight Textile Insight Extra Trend Insight sportstyle Subscriptions: One year, $39.00 (U.S. Funds) in the United States. All other countries, $89.00 (U.S. Funds). Footwear Insight ® is a registered trademark of Formula4 Media, LLC. ©2020 All rights reserved. The opinions expressed by authors and contributors to Footwear Insight are not necessarily those of the editors or publishers. Footwear Insight is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or artwork. Articles appearing in Footwear Insight may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express permission of the publisher. Footwear Insight is published 10 times in 2020: Jan; Feb; Mar/Apr; May; Jun; Jul; Aug; Sep/Oct; Nov; Dec. Postmaster: Send address changes to Footwear Insight, P.O. Box 23-1318 Great Neck, NY 11023 JUNE 2020 Karavel Shoes has transformed its interior space to adapt to COVID-19.

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