2013 Winners

Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of BFA, IFRA, Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today, The Footwear Industry Awards were held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 17th February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum. This fantastic evening, in which excellence was rewarded at every level, was attended by over 250 guests and we are delighted to reveal this year’s winners.

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Men’s Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Church’s
Highly Commended – Loake Shoemakers

Ladies Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Rieker
Highly Commended – Irregular Choice

Children’s Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Start-rite
Highly Commended – Garvalin

Comfort/Wellness Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Crocs
Highly Commended – Rieker

Fashion Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Fly London
Highly Commended – Aruna Seth

Sports Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Skechers
Highly Commended – Hi-Tec

Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year
Winner – Hi-Tec
Highly Commended- Camel Active

Men’s Independent Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by bugatti
Winner – Bishops Footwear
Highly Commended – North Shoes

Ladies Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Rieker
Winner – North Shoes
Highly Commended – Strolling4Shoes

Children’s Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Garvalin
Winner – Belle Enfants
Highly Commended – Klodhoppers

Sports/Outdoor Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year
Winner – Whalley Warm and Dry
Highly Commended – Mountain Feet

Best Use of Technology
Sponsored by Retail Technology
Winner – Geox
High Commended – Butterfly Twists

New Independent Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Clarks
Winner – Little Soles
Highly Commended – Belle Enfants

Multiple Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Footwear Today
Winner – John Lewis
Highly Commended – Next

Student Shoefitter of the Year
Sponsored by The Society of Shoe Fitters
Winner Jim Luck – Luck of Louth
Highly Commended – Sadie Gilbride from Cubs of London

Independent Family Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by SKECHERS
Winner – North Shoes
Highly Commended – W J French and Son

E-tailer of the Year
Winner – Cherry Blossom
Highly Commended – Allsole.com

Platinum Shoe Award
Sponsored by Chatham Marine
Winner – Marcus Baker

Leader in Customer Service
Sponsored by Out on a Limb
Winner – Rieker
Highly Commended – The Funky Viking

Shoecare & Accessories Brand of the Year
Sponsored by IFRA
Winner – Cherry Blossom
Highly Commended – Shoe-String

Private Label of the Year
Sponsored by BFA
Winner – Ascot International
Highly Commended – West Midland Shoe Company

Footwear Designer of the Year
Winner – Aruna Seth
Highly Commended – Marsha Hall

Personality of the Year
Sponsored by Footwear Today
Charles Clinkard

Footwear Brand of the Year
Sponsored by MODA Footwear
Winner – Rieker
Highly Commended – Geox