Footwear Today

Footwear Today is one of the UK’s oldest independent trade magazine for the footwear industry.

The magazine covers everything that you would expect from a footwear trade magazine, such as Industry and Product News, reviews of the latest footwear and Fashion Trends – all of which aim to support and inform readers, in their roles as footwear buyers.

It does not stop there – blended into this wealth of information, Editor Cheryl Taylor tackles serious footwear and Foot Health topics in a bid to create forward thinking and inspiration.  The mnagazine also takes pride in providing authentic industry opinion: Misfit, an independent footwear retailer, speaking about current topics facing the footwear retailer.


The magazine also covers the major footwear shows, with twice yearly previews and reviews of GDS, MicamModa, Pure, Riva Schuh, and the London Shoe Show.

Running regular features on:

  • Footwear Focus: Road Test – the editorial team (Henry Harington, Dawn Smith, Joe Maggio, Dave West,Emma Cooke & Joan Collett) test footwear in the field, aiming to provide retailers with not only information about the footwear, but also giving ‘real life’ facts about how the footwear performs – overall helping the retailer sell to the end user
  • Editors Choice: Cheryl’s monthly look at a particular genre of footwear and what is available to the footwear buyer: all footwear is reviewed by the editorial team
  • Fashion FootwearLooking at Fashion Trends, the editorial team review upcoming trends, including key shapes, colours and materials for the next season
  • Spotlight Features – the editorial team highlights and reviews one footwear company’s range
  • Best Sellers –  information supplied by  UK’s  independent retailers
  • Retailer of the Month  – Profile on a leading independent  footwear retailer
  • ‘Why I Buy’ – a retailer extolls the virtues of a specific brand


Footwear Today also boasts a long heritage of support from footwear trade associations: IFRA (Independent Footwear Retailers Association), BFA (British Footwear Association) and The Society of Shoe Fitters all actively endorse the magazine.

If you are a footwear buyer, you can receive Footwear Today free each month – please follow this link to register for your copy: