Footwear Insight

November / December 2021

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Cover: Steven and Mark Jubelirer, co-owners of Reyers Shoe Store. Photographed by Michael Stephen. TRENDS, PERSPECTIVE & ANALYSIS • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES CHIC COMFORT GOES THE DISTANCE TREND INSIGHT: THE IN-STORE EXPERIENCE 2021 GOLD MEDAL SERVICE AWARDS POSTCARDS FROM ITALY Lightweight design and innovation in uppers, midsoles and foam materials have running footwear brands racing ahead into 2022. From trend-right clogs and rugged boots to sleek slip-ons, chic styles with smart construction rule the day heading into 2022. Footwear Insight honors the best independent footwear retailers in the nation with the Gold Medal Service Awards for Customer Service. In our latest survey, we asked consumers what they expect and hope for when it comes to in-store service. New shoe and campaign from Diadora celebrate the brand's authenticity and Italian heritage. 12 16 22 36 40 Editorial Director Cara Griffin Senior Editor Bob McGee Contributors Jennifer Ernst Beaudry Suzanne Blecher Emily Walzer Art Director Francis Klaess Production / Digital Brandon Christie Publisher Jeff Nott 516-305-4711 Advertising Katie O'Donohue 828-244-3043 Sam Selvaggio 212-398-5021 PO Box 23-1318 Great Neck, NY 11023 Footwear Insight Footwear Insight Extra Outdoor Insight spor tstyle Team Insight Team Insight Extra Textile Insight Textile Insight Extra Trend Insight Subscriptions: One year: $39.00 (in the United States) Footwear Insight ® is a registered trademark of Formula4 Media, LLC. ©2021 All right s reser ved. 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 bi-monthly: 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 SORBOTHANE KLOGS

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