Shoe-loving kids are getting the best of both worlds: sneakers and school
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Shoe culture is a global phenomenon, and one that has the potential to shape and shape the way children are raised.
While the world is awash in sneakers, one thing is almost certain: sneakers are a great way to learn about the world around you, whether you’re learning about an exotic city, exploring a jungle or studying the wonders of nature.
But if you’re one of the more than 20 million people in Canada who wear a pair of shoes daily, you’re going to want to keep your feet warm.
It’s no wonder, then, that the footwear industry has been making strides in recent years.
The first footwear to hit the Canadian market was a pair worn by an aboriginal couple in Manitoba in 1893, when they travelled from the Canadian Northwest Territories to Victoria, B.C. “The style is a bit of a cross between a cowboy boots and a shoe-sporting style, and it has a lot of historical significance,” says Kevin Fauci, president of Footwear Canada.
But even today, the style remains in its infancy, and as footwear gets more sophisticated and people become more accustomed to wearing them in the summer, the impact will only grow.
The style, for instance, has been influenced by the Chinese and Japanese footwear industry, as well as by Westerners.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Canadian footwear was known for its strong, durable materials, like suede, rubber and leather.
“At that time, we were pretty much a shoe factory in terms of the materials used,” says Fauccio.
“In the 1980s, we started to see the rise of lightweight materials like nylon, polyester and spandex.”
But footwear is a niche industry, and there are a lot more shoes out there, Faucki says.
“As technology improves, we’ll see a lot lighter and more lightweight materials used in the future, but for now, the focus is still on the traditional footwear.”
Faucelli points to the rise in high-performance footwear, which uses more and more materials.
“It’s not just the shoes, but also the technology, which has become more and less expensive, and the materials, which have become more sophisticated,” he says.
Faucio says there’s a lot to look forward to with this new generation of footwear.
“I think it will have a really positive impact on kids’ health,” he said.
But as Faucais points out, there’s still a long way to go.
“We have a long ways to go before we’ll have shoes that are comfortable for kids,” he warns.
“But with the rise and the evolution of technology, there are some good prospects for that to happen.”
FCA has been working hard to improve its footwear since the company first launched its first line in 2003.
Since then, it has been building a team of experts in the field, and FCA says it is investing in education and training programs in Canada.
The company also launched the FCA Canada Education Initiative, which will help its students develop the knowledge and skills to work with the industry.
And FCA is now expanding its program, to provide more training and certification opportunities in a variety of areas.
“There are opportunities for us in our education and in our certification programs to help our students grow,” says Matt Wahlstrom, head of the Fca Education Centre.
“And we are excited about the opportunities that are opening up to us in other countries.”
Shoe culture is a global phenomenon, and one that has the potential to shape and shape the way children are…