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2023 Trends in Footwear Retail and R&D

  • 20 minutes
  • Episode 3

In this episode, we're talking to the experts about 2023 (and beyond) trends in footwear retail and R&D.

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About the episode

In this episode, we're talking to the experts about 2023 (and beyond) trends in footwear retail and R&D. Specifically discussing:

1. How shoppers now expect to receive customization with every interaction - in-store and online - to help guide their purchasing decisions. 

2. What role sustainability has amongst footwear retailers and brands with regard to key success metrics. 

3. Checkout-free technology. 

4. Why retailers and brands are moving away from the "shrink it and pink it" approach to women's footwear and creating shoes tailored to the special nuances of women's feet - informed by 3D scanning data.

5. The differences between men and women's feet and how various  regions around the world produce noticeable differences in foot shape and size.

6. What materials are becoming popular for shoe development. 

Tune in to hear interviews from Anne Mezzenga, Top Retail Influencer and Co-CEO of Omni Talk, one of the fastest-growing media platforms in retail, where she provides expert commentary on the future of the retail industry and current trends. 

And Ales Jurca, VP of Footwear Research, who has applied 3D foot scanning technology to the footwear industry since 1999. As one of Volumental's early employees, he has been the chief architect behind our revolutionary Fit Engine, an AI-based footwear recommendation software powered by our database of  34 million individual foot scans.