Jaybill Wholesale Footwear has gone all out for autumn/winter with a great collection of ladies boots that offer every discerning retailer competitive price points without compromising on style or quality. With prices starting as low as £4.99 for the ubiquitous faux sheepskin boot, a must have staple in your AW collection, Jaybill have created a range that is hard to beat!

 

The military style is set to be the major trend for AW10  and Jaybill have introduced a range of biker inspired ankle and knee length buckled boots that are the essential footwear to finish of that rugged military look, and with prices starting from just £7.99 they are a must have addition to your range!

Following the success in Autumn/Winter, Van Dal return once again in Spring with a stunning collection, referencing key trends for the season.

After this winter's floods, and the serious stuff being debated at the Copenhagen summit on Climate Change, it seems frivolous to get excited about waterproof footwear.  But, life goes on, and there is no doubt that our feet are going to get wetter - especially for people who live in especially-damp places like west Wales, for instance (Like me, for instance.) And, however many pretty & practical pairs of wellies there are on the shelves these days, you can't spend your entire life in rubber.

When the organisers of last year’s Trade Unions Congress set the conference agenda for Liverpool they could never have envisaged the media attention generated by the debate which was designed to discuss the merits, ethics and consequences to their physical well being of women who are expected to wear high heels in the workplace.

The debate not only gained a massive number of column inches with accompanying images in both the broad sheets and tabloids but also received saturation coverage on national TV and radio.  Who said that the footwear industry was at the bottom of the pile when it comes to the media spotlight?

- A quick stroll through the world of Havaianas - Keep reading to embark on a journey through 50 years of Havaianas history. On the way, imagine yourself laughing, having fun and feeling a summer breeze on your skin. Feel great? That’s the essence of Havaianas. This year, the brand that brought summer shine and positive thinking to one and all turns 50. And life is good!

GRS Footwear, the ‘Lunar’ brand owner & UK distributor of Italy’s leading trekking brand, Grisport, has seen sales rocket - even during the current difficult trading conditions. The improved ‘in-stock’ service has proved to be so popular this season that the UK distributor is making a substantial investment to expand its new warehouse complex, effectively doubling space, to meet the needs of an ever-expanding customer base.

Laceys Footwear are delighted to announce they are now the official UK distributor for Jeffrey Campbell, the fastest moving brand in footwear that everyone is talking about. The meteoric rise of the Jeffrey Campbell brand in the las 10 years is nothing short of amazing, it is currently available in 49 countries and rising. Jeffrey Campbell styles are being worn by pop stars and movie stars including Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Sarah Harding and Jessie J most recently on the VOICE and the Graham Norton show.

Last week saw six De Montfort University (DMU) Footwear Design students competing for a high profile commission by designing a pair of shoes for the Duchess of Cambridge. The designs were presented to the Duchess and The Queen when they visited the DMU campus in Leicester to celebrate the beginning of the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the UK.

A warm welcome from the President - Here we are embarking on a new season in a tough retail world. Let's hope for once the weather will be kind to us all with a lovely long hot summer. That will cheer us up and make our bank accounts look better. Here in South West Wales it has been a very wet and mild winter.  In my establishment the next season’s stock is flooding in. Where will it all go? We are still crossing our fingers for ice and snow with the hope of selling more winter boots.

The Footwear Industry Awards 2012 honour the most innovative and inspirational footwear businesses. These are the awards that national brands and retailers want to be finalists in as they are judged by the industry and public. The online shoes retailer, Kindred Sole, set up by two Fashion Retail Buying Graduates are finalists at the awards for Footwear Brand of the Year. Lizze Leary, 23, and Beth Widdowson, 24, launched Kindred Sole in October 2009.

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Student from Moda Footwear partner DMU to design shoe for Duchess

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