Footwear Area and Forum

The Footwear Area at PERFORMANCE DAYS is a hub of inspiration and expertise, bringing together industry leaders, trendsetters, and visionaries from across the globe. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment where knowledge is shared, connections are forged, and creativity flourishes. Explore the latest breakthrough technologies in shoe design, materials, and construction methods. Embrace the perfect fusion of performance and fashion for every athletic endeavor. Uncover revolutionary features that enhance your performance and support your active lifestyle.

Join a global community of footwear enthusiasts, industry leaders, and visionaries and delve into our Footwear Area and Forum!

About the Footwear Area

This past October, we first introduced the Footwear Area at PERFORMANCE DAYS. The response from the industry has been overwhelming and we are delighted that footwear has been seamlessly integrated into the success story of our sourcing show and will be back in March 2024.

The positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors confirms our decision. The footwear area not only complements the existing range of functional textiles, but also creates a dynamic synergy that benefits everyone. This makes PERFORMANCE DAYS the ultimate platform for footwear designers, product managers and developers looking for innovative materials, components and suppliers. No other show currently offers this.

Here is what you can expect:

  • Expert Insights: Dive deep into expert reviews, shoe care tips, and insider knowledge to make informed decisions about your next footwear purchase.

  • Trendsetting Styles: Stay ahead of the fashion curve with the latest trends in sneakers, heels, boots, and more.

  • Shopping Bliss: Explore and shop from an exclusive collection of top-tier footwear products right at your fingertips.

  • Interactive Community: Connect with fellow footwear enthusiasts, share your insights, and be part of a passionate community that shares your love for shoes.

Get ready to step into a world of footwear excellence, where every step you take is in style. Stay tuned for more details, and don't miss out on this exciting journey into the world of fabulous footwear!

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Our Experts

Nina Conrad

Nina Conrad

Nina Conrad has been working as a sustainability consultant in the textile and leather industry for many years, specializing in traceable and local supply chains. Her core business is the production of leather and leather goods that originate from animals from certified organic farms. She has established several leather supply chains in Switzerland, Germany and Italy and has worked as a Sustainability Manager, Product Manager and Project Lead for various smaller and larger companies in the apparel, accessories and footwear sectors. Besides she is a founding partner of the Sustainable Leather Foundation, and a co-founder of the Fibershed affiliate DACH.

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Martin Waibel

Martin Waibel started his career in the footwear industry in the traditional way as an orthopaedic shoe technician. His passion for innovation and striving to create something new for commercial use brought him to the footwear industry in 2018. As the head of research and development for climbing and safety footwear, he has been able to try new things and develop sustainable materials for his products. His knowledge and experience in footwear production and development make him a perfect partner for various research projects, such as Vibram and BASF. Combining sustainability and innovation in technical textiles and rubber to create functional elements for footwear is Martin's passion.

Claus Habbicht

Claus Habbicht

In 2005, he founded his own garment consulting agency for Asian manufacturers. As a service provider, he works with active sports brands for skiing, outdoor, running, fitness, team sports, corporate fashion, and workwear brands. He is a founding member of PERFORMANCE DAYS and supports the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury since 2009. His focus is on the processing of the materials and footwear.

Exhibitor List March 2024