Footwear Research

OBIT: Dick Lipsey

OBIT: Dick Lipsey

Richard “Dick” Lipsey, founder, president, and CEO of SBRnet with a long career in supporting research for the sporting goods industry, passed away on May 15, 2020 at the age of 89. Lipsey underwent bypass surgery for a heart attack and was set to return home when he contracted COVID-19. (Read More)

Vida Shoes To Undergo Corporate Restructuring

Vida Shoes International,  a licensee of fashion footwear brands, said it made the difficult decision to streamline teams throughout its operation with layoffs and temporary salary reductions. The announcement comes on the heels of the Covid-19 crisis as companies across industries are facing cost-cutting measures. (Read More)

The Orvis Company Appoints Simon Perkins President

The Orvis Company Appoints Simon Perkins President

Orvis announced the appointment of Simon Perkins to president. Perkins will assume full strategic and operational leadership of the company as president and is the third generation of the Perkins family to lead Orvis since 1965. Outgoing President/CEO Bill McLaughlin will act as an advisor through the transition period. (Read More)

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