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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol90 No1 January 2024


03 Profile
- Groundcover: The rise of the second generation, by Daniel McCarthy.

05 Headlines with Tinashe Mandirahwe
- Footwear entering USA declines sharply.
- Adidas achieves equilibrium with a 50/50 balance between in-store and e-commerce sales.
- UGG accused by PETA of misleading marketing.
- India and South Africa’s footwear markets today – a tale of contrasting fortunes.

12 Sustainability
- From the BBC: How to choose the right sneakers, shoes and boots – and make them last. .

17 Business
- How can African businesses ensure they benefit from evolving online payments?

19 Counterfeit Protection
- Origify from Bosch gives sneakers and other products a digital fingerprint as protection against counterfeits.

20 Notice Board
- Retired: Trevor Espey – ‘The Top Agent’ goes surfing fulltime.
- Obituary: Allan ‘Shaky’ Norman, NR Footwear – Cobbles is his legacy.
- Obituary: Cecil Fenwick, Saddler Belts – He cared.
- Obituary: Lou Jonck, Royal Adhesives – A team player.
- Obituary: Roley Rogers, agent – The hardest working man you could hope to meet.

23 Trade Statistics
- South Africa: November imports and exports of footwear and accessories, provided by SARS.

Advertisers in this Issue
APLF Fashion Access (02), APLF Materials + (04), Arena Trims (07), Freestyle Genuine Handcrafted Leather (OFC), Haesloop Agencies (09), Kaytex Belts (11), Leather Finishing Products (14), Partisan & Co/Palladium/Ben Sherman (01), Saddler Belts (05), SAFLEC (08), S&V Calendar (15), S&V Directory (23), Seadoone Shoes/Solite (18), Shotland Packing (16).

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