Luxury goods maker Salvatore Ferragamo is uncertain about its performance in the fourth quarter, its chief executive said on Tuesday, October 21st after a mainly positive first nine months of the year.
Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc's unit, Payless ShoeSource, plans to launch a line of affordable eco-friendly shoes, marking the company's entry into the "go-green" movement that has recently caught on with retailers.
Vietnam led a chorus of calls on the European Union on Monday not to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Vietnamese shoes, saying the measures were protectionist and had already cost tens of thousands of jobs.
Shoe maker Steven Madden Ltd posted a second-quarter results that topped market estimates, helped by strong sales increases in its Madden Girl and Daniel M. Friedman brands, and backed its 2008 outlook, sending its shares up about 7 percent.
Athletic-shoes maker K-Swiss Inc reported a more than three-fold rise in quarterly profit, helped by a gain from the settlement of a lawsuit, but said it could post a loss in the third quarter and forecast weak sales for the period.