Think Pinterest is just for recipes and wedding inspiration?  Think again.  With 72.5 million users and counting, this discovery, sharing and storage tool has grown into a marketing powerhouse that can't be ignored.  But with it's new features like profile pages, Rick Pins, enhanced search and promoted pins, there are still many things you may not know about the platform.  Read on to brush up on your knowledge.

Discover some of the BIG BRANDS in Footwear at MAGIC. Don't miss all these brands below (and more!) in Las Vegas, this February! 


Carefree, spirited and spontaneous, IN PLAY spotlights today's hottest looks and trends from the best Children's and Juniors brands in the industry.  Today, we're introducing you to just a few of the brands making a spash in the arena.  

From luxury to lifestyle, FN PLATFORM & WSA @MAGIC feature brands from over 140 countries world wide.  In this list, we're introducing you to six international brands we love- and why we can't wait to see what they have in store for F/W 2017. 


In this week's FNP Girl Crush, we're shining a light on a dynamic duo and fantastic store, David and Jeanine Jassem of David's Shoes.  Because the only thing better than shoe shopping is shoe shopping with baked goods!

Wednesday, November 02 2016

Since their casual footwear launch in 2014, Aureus has garnered international recognition from celebrities, fashion bloggers and press, and it's no wonder why.  Classic cuts meet bold color ways and standout fabrics for a modern aesthetic and unparalleled comfort.   Read on to learn why Aureus is what's new and next. 

Whether you're a men's focused retailer or simply expanding your offering, these are the menswear brands from PROJECT SOLE and FN PLATFORM you need to know now.  

Tuesday, October 25 2016

PROJECT SOLE is proud to welcome the brands of Japan Leather Designers Association to New York for the January 2017 season.  Read on to learn more about these stunning Made in Japan collections. 

The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are a key event in the footwear calendar and are designed to recognise the incredible entrepreneurial talent that is constantly emerging in the footwear industry.  This year, UBM's President of Footwear, Leslie Gallin was proud to present the FN PLATFORM award at this important industry event.   Find out who took home the awards at this years gala. 

The story is all too familiar- the gorgeous pair of shoes that sits in your closet, unworn, because it digs your heels, gives you blisters and is too uncomfortable to spend the day in.  Magritte is is re-writing that story with a new take on comfortable, fashion forward shoes.  Learn more, in this week's Brand Watch. 

Our favorite series is back! This week, we're talking tell all's, tips and trends with Tasha Skupinski, International Marketing Manager of Joules. 

Move over Millennials, it's all about Generation Z.  This week, we're revealing insights and strategies to help you engage with this key demographic.

A look at the footwear brands making waves in digital marketing, virtual reality and social media- and how you can take your digital strategy to the next level. 


Sheer romance, Tropic Twist, The Future of Trainers, Dapper Men! The FN PLATFORM post show trend reports are here! 

FN PLATFORM is where global leaders in footwear convene to shape the industry, network and shop for shoes. But don't take it from us! Take it from our customers! Watch the recap video to hear from some of our VIPs and relive the excitement of the summer show, right here.