Global
E‑Commerce

UX and Design for 15
of the world’s biggest brands

In just under two years, we completed the ultimate e-commerce assignment: migrating all 15 of footwear giant Wolverine Worldwide’s brands to Demandware, an enterprise e-commerce platform. We successfully re-architected, re-designed, and launched each site on time and on budget. As digital partners, we worked with each brand's team to create a unique series of sites that have an incredibly strong, shared foundation.

15
of the world's most recognized brands
200
countries & territories
80
consumer-direct sites
1.6
billion dollars in sales

15 Unique Sites

One Beautiful Solution

Creating a network of flexible pages was essential to fully execute each brand’s differing vision. Since the portfolio includes everything from army boots, to running shoes, to casual lifestyle footwear, these sites had to be considered and customized to fit brand and consumer priorities. Simply put, our system put into practice had to be greater than the sum of its parts.

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We architected hundreds of pages of wireframes for the system, and created spaces for brand customization throughout. With each brand’s aesthetic applied, we were able to create a branded experience from homepage to cart.

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500
pages of wireframes

The Right Tool for the Job

Each brand has vastly different target demographics and needs—a biker buying new Harley boots approaches a website differently than a tween on iPhone customizing Chacos for Coachella. For some brands, the focus was social—the value of their community is something that can’t be bought. For others, it was about education and way finding—providing users with the tools to access exactly what they’re looking for.

Website Wireframes
The #Chaconation section showcases user-submitted Instagram photos right on the homepage to emphasize the community aspect of the Chaco fanbase.
Website Wireframes
A module on the Sperry Topsider homepage pulls content in from the brand’s Instagram, Twitter and blog for a comprehensive view into the Sperry lifestyle.
Website Wireframes
Hush Puppies’ fashion-forward consumer can use the “How to Style It” module to get inspired.
Website Wireframes
Shopping for children’s shoes is no easy task – the Stride Rite’s Rite Steps™ module educates parents about their child’s feet at various developmental stages to inform and facilitate the shopping process.
Website Wireframes
We built Bates a no-nonsense tool to help users find products efficiently.

Enduring Partnership

The landscape of e-commerce continues to shift and evolve daily as unfolding trends gain momentum and alter the structure of competition. Our continued partnership with Wolverine Worldwide forces us to constantly evolve as we bring life to new generation of immersive e-commerce experiences. We take new strategic considerations into account with every move we make in order to improve Wolverine's diverse ecosystem of sites and collaboratively push the envelope.

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