Walter Giesswein passed away on July 3 at the age of 81 years. Together with his wife Elisabeth, he founded Giesswein Walkwaren in Austria in 1954 and led it for many years, passing it on to their children in 2002.
The French designer Pierre Cardin died at the age of 98 at the American hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. He was born in Italy, but to escape fascism his family moved to France when he was two. Cardin “never forgot his origins while having an unconditional love for ...
Tony Hsieh , who ran the footwear and clothing online retailer Zappos.com for about two decades, died at the age of 46 due to complications from injuries sustained in a house fire. The fire broke out on Nov. 18 in New London, Connecticut, and Hsieh died on Nov. ...
Shoe expert and industry insider Harald Neisser died on Sept. 20, after a serious illness. Serving most recently as a consultant for the German firm Erich Rohde , where he was previously managing director, Neisser was 68 years old. He was active in the shoe industry for decades ...
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