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What it takes to be a shoe designer in SA


Athleisure will continue to grow

Baselayers and compression garments

Selling tips: baselayers and compression
Baselayers and compression: underwear that help athletes perform

Children's wear

Selling kids’ footwear
Trending kids wear for Easter and Eid
Shopping online for kids shoes
Fitting childrens footwear correctly


Product knowledge: Eyewear
Recommending sunglasses


New in golf apparel and footwear


Why caps appealed for 150 years

Outdoor clothing and footwear

ABC of outdoor technology
The long and short of windproof and waterproof fabrics
Product knowledge outdoor outsoles
Outdoor clothing trends for 2015

Running shoes and clothing

ABC of running shoe soles
Are you geared for runners?
A whole new system of classifying running shoes
Technologies in new running shoes
Brooks to revolutionise running
Can track catch up to tar
Do celebrity runners sell running shoes?
Hot on the trail
Kitting out the social runner
Latest in running footwear
What do extreme trail shoes need to withstand
Running in lowlight conditions
The buying habits of running shoe customers
Minimalist runnning: new category to leave its footprint?
Providing the right off-road running gear
ABC of running shoe soles
Product knowledge: Minimalist running

Sandals and water shoes

Sandals and watershoe sales
New sandals and water shoe trends


Canvas sneakers makes way for heritage styles
Sneaker wars on trademarks and rights
Why different age groups buy sneakers
Why do sneakers draw such consumer interest?
New sandals and water shoe trends


Match the sock to the activity
A guide to selecting socks
Socks to compliment shoes
The right sock for the job

Team sport clothing and footwear

Product knowledge: soccer boots and balls for different terrains
Recommending winter sports products for teams
Custom designed Springbok kit
What players want in team boot uppers
Team kits vs replicas which is the most profitable
Rugby and soccer boot trends
Team kits vs replicas which is the most profitable
Weak World Cup replica interest
Made in South Africa, for South Africa
The latest team boots trends
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