Guest List

Our guests and listeners are passionate about footwear. If you would like to be a guest on the show or know of an interesting footwear professional we should be featuring, just reach out and send us an email.

Shoe-In #127 Kfir Matalon // President // Jerusalem Sandals and Sara Irvani // CEO // Okabashi Brands

Shoe-In #126 Buddy Teaster // President & CEO // Soles4Souls

Shoe-In #125 Dick de Bruijn // Founder and Owner // Blackstone Shoes

Shoe-In #124 Robert Perkins // Chief Operating Officer // Hotter Shoes

Shoe-In #123 Braden Parker // Co-Founder // Casca

Shoe-In #122 Cliff Sifford // President & CEO // Shoe Carnival

Shoe-In #121 Dr. Sheng Lu // Associate Professor, Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies // University of Delaware

Shoe-In #120 Laura Rodriguez // International Trade Analyst // U.S. International Trade Commission

Shoe-In #119 Matt Powell // Vice President, Senior Sports Industry Advisor // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #118 Dick Johnson // Chairman, CEO & President // Foot Locker

Shoe-In #117 D’Wayne Edwards // Founder // PENSOLE Academy; Jeff Hunt // Founder & CEO // Snap36; Sara Irvani // CEO // Okabashi Brands; Dr. John Puterbaugh // Managing Director // BlueSoHo

Shoe-In #116 Ted McGreer // Owner & Founder // Ted’s Shoe & Sport

Shoe-In #115 Chris Hillyer // Director of Innovation // Deckers Brands

Shoe-In #114 Chris Burns // Founder/Owner // ARCH

Shoe-In #113 Doug Ricketts // Store Manager // Pacers Running Fairfax

Shoe-In #112 Scott Labbe // Former VP of Advanced Concepts // Wolverine Worldwide

Shoe-In #111 Joanne Stetson // Director of Materials // Ariat International

Shoe-In #110 Hisham Muhareb // Trade Show Manager // The Material Shows

Shoe-In #109 Brandon Cohn // CEO // Lee & Barrett

Shoe-In #108 Rick Ausick // President // Famous Footwear and Ron Fromm // President & CEO // Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY)

Shoe-In #107 Marcell Mrsan // Accredited Master Shoemaker

Shoe-In #106 Gary Weiner // President & Operator // Saxon Shoes

Shoe-In Special Blake Althen // Producer // Human Factor

Shoe-In #105 Tiffany Beers // Disruptive and Product Innovator

Shoe-In #104 Ron Fromm // President & CEO // Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY)

Shoe-In #101 Josue Solano // President and COO // BBC International

Shoe-In #98 Bill Snowden // Co-Founder // Jane and the Shoe

Shoe-In #97 John Saunders // CEO // British Footwear Association (BFA)

Shoe-In #96 Michael Levinson // Senior Director of Marketing & Sales // Quality Corrections & Inspections

Shoe-In #95 Herbert Smith // Marketing Designer & Director // Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Shoe-In #94 Michael Atmore // Editorial Director // Footwear News

Shoe-In #93 Elizabeth Semmelhack // Curator // Bata Shoe Museum

Shoe-In #92 Anthony Chiappetta // Certified Pedorthist // Chiappetta Shoes

Shoe-In #91 Jasmine Pendergrass // FDRA

Shoe-In #90 Elizabeth Semmelhack // Curator // Bata Shoe Museum

Shoe-In #88 Engel Gomez // Strategy Director // PRONicaragua

Shoe-In #87 Den Ly

Shoe-In #86 Dr. Chad Moutray // Chief Economist // National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Shoe-In #84 Tim Boyle // President & CEO // Columbia Sportswear

Shoe-In #83 Rick Ausick // President // Famous Footwear

Shoe-In #81 Paul Bridge // Global Business Development Manager // SGS

Shoe-In #80 Claire Buchan Parker // Principal // CB Communications and Christy Moran // Strategic Communications Advisor // CB Communications

Shoe-In #79 Chris Burns // Founder // ARCH-USA.com

Shoe-In #78 Alison Priest // Matt’s Mom and Rick Priest // Matt’s Dad

Shoe-In #77 Thomas Crockett // Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs // FDRA

Shoe-In #76 Kerry Rasmussen // Manager – Major Accounts // Farrow and Quinn O’Rourke // Director of Compliance & Logistics // LaCrosse Footwear

Shoe-In #75 Rick Hawley // Product Development Manager // Managed Packaging at BillerudKorsnäs and Sara Bowersox // Global Compliance Manager // KEEN

Shoe-In #74 Amanda Ives // Development Manager // Raphael House of Portland
Donna Mattick // Chief Investment Relations Officer // Soles4Souls

Shoe-In #73 John Heron // General Manager // Børn Footwear

Shoe-In #72 Bob Campbell // Founder & Owner // BBC International

Shoe-In #71 Andy Gilbert // President // Genesco Licensed Brands

Shoe-In #70 Beth Goldstein // Industry Analyst, Fashion Footwear & Accessories // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #69 Ed Rosenfeld // Chairman & CEO // Steve Madden, Ltd.

Special Innovation Series #3 Celine Rosales // Quality Assurance Specialist // KEEN and Sara Bowersox // Global Compliance Manager // KEEN

Special Innovation Series #2 Don Wicks // US Plant Manager – PPM // KEEN and Connor Fuerst // Production Supervisor – PPM // KEEN

Special Innovation Series #1 Don Wicks // US Plant Manager – PPM // KEEN and Connor Fuerst // Production Supervisor – PPM // KEEN

Shoe-In #68 Sam Poser // Managing Director // Susquehanna International Group

Roadisode #20 Jake Muskat // National Accounts Manager // Deer Stags Concepts

Roadisode #19 Peter Cochran and Susana Ramlie // Owners // Blackstone Shoes

Shoe-In #67 Leslie Gallin // President, Footwear // UBM

Shoe-In #66 David Kahan // CEO // Birkenstock Americas

Shoe-In #63 Matt Powell // Vice President of Industry Analysis // NPD Group

Shoe-In #62 Glenn Barrett // Chairman and CEO // OrthoLite

Shoe-In #60 Craig Townsend // Executive Vice President // Elan Polo International

Shoe-In #58 Matt Priest // President & CEO // Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)

Shoe-In #57 John Pellegrini // Customs Counsel // FDRA

Shoe-In #55 Nicoline van Enter // Trend Forecaster, Lecturer, Founder and Creative Director // SLEM Institute

Shoe-In #55 Yassine Salihine // Senior Forecaster // SLEM Institute

Shoe-In #54 Mike Sorabella // CEO // Shoes.com

Shoe-In #53 Lori Monaco // President, Fashion Footwear, Accessories, Luxury Watches & Jewelry // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #52 Courtney Spritzer // Co-Founder & Co-CEO // Socialfly

Shoe-In #51 Den Ly // Footwear Scholarship Winner

Shoe-In #50 Rory Fuerst, Jr. // Director of Innovation // Fuerst Innovation Labs

Shoe-In #49 Ian Spaulding // President & CEO // Elevate

Shoe-In #48 Buddy Teaster // President & CEO // Soles4Souls

Shoe-In Special P-Nut // Bassist // 311

Shoe-In #47 Michael McCauley // Owner and Operator // Fleet Feet Augusta

Shoe-In #46 Ian Spaulding // President & CEO // Elevate

Shoe-In #45 Ron Fromm // President & CEO // FFANY

Shoe-In #44 Melissa Irmen // SVP Products & Strategy // Integration Point

Shoe-In #43 Chris Hillyer // Senior Innovation Manager // Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Shoe-In #42 Cliff Sifford // President & CEO // Shoe Carnival

Shoe-In #41 Javier Plascencia Reyes // Presidente // Cámara de la Industria del Calzado del Estado de Guanajuato

Shoe-In #40 Tsering Namgyal // President // Chinese Laundry

Shoe-In #39 Melissa Irmen // SVP Products & Strategy // Integration Point

Shoe-In #37 Matt Powell // Vice President, Industry Analyst – Sports // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #36 Sean Reilly // Counsel // Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Shoe-In #35 Clay Jenkins // Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing and Compliance // Caleres

Shoe-In #34 Thomas Crockett // Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs // FDRA

Shoe-In #32 Mike Jeppesen // President of Global Operations Group and Wolverine Heritage Group // Wolverine Worldwide

Shoe-In #31 Ed Foster // Director of Global Logistics and Customs Compliance // Cole Haan

Shoe-In #30 Garry Johnson // CEO // Steel Blue

Shoe-In #29 Cleto Sagripanti // Founder & Owner // Italian Holding Moda

Shoe-In #28 John Pellegrini // Chief Customs Counsel // FDRA & McGuire Woods

Roadisode #4 Olivia Billingsley // Regional Sales Manager, East // Plae

Roadisode #3 Jen Spalding // Crocs

Roadisode #2 Scott Radcliffe // Vice President of Marketing // Birkenstock

Roadisode #1 Jenn Rogien // Costume Designer // HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Eric Harrison // Owner and President // J Renee Group

Shoe-In #26 Greg Pusak // Director of Global Logistics // Global Brands Group – Frye, Calvin Kline, Coach

Shoe-In #25 Greg Tunney // President & CEO // RG Barry Brands

Shoe-In #24 Matt Powell // Sports Industry Analyst // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #23 Tony Pelli // Supply Chain Risk Consultant // BSI

Shoe-In #22 Matt Powell // Sports Industry Analyst // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #21 Thomas Crockett // Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs // FDRA

Shoe-In #20 Matt Powell // Sports Industry Analyst // The NPD Group

Shoe-In #19 Elizabeth Todd // Owner and Buyer // The Shoe Hive
Christen Kinard // Manager and Assistant Buyer // The Shoe Hive

Special Episode Ambassador Michael Froman // United States Trade Representative (USTR) // Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President

Shoe-In #17 David Spooner // Partner // Barnes & Thornburg

Shoe-In #15 Doug Palmer // Senior Trade Reporter // Politico

Shoe-In #13 Julie Hughes // President // US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

Shoe-In #11 Madalyn Priest // Sixth Grader & Resident Back-to-School Fashionista
                    Ron Fromm // President & CEO // Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY)

Shoe-In #10 Dr. Peter Neumann // Professor of Security Studies // Kings College London

Shoe-In #9 Ron Fromm // President & CEO // Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY)

Shoe-In #8 Rick Muskat // Principal and Co-owner // Deer Stags Concepts

Shoe-In #6 Rick Muskat // Principal and Co-owner // Deer Stags Concepts

Shoe-In #5 Chad Moutray // Chief Economist // National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Shoe-In #4 Kevin Madden // Partner // Hamilton Place Strategies 

Shoe-In #3 Ron Fromm // President and CEO // Fashion Footwear Association of New York

Shoe-In #1 Ron Fromm // President and CEO // Fashion Footwear Association of New York