Best Selling Footwear Brands December 2013

Top Ladies Footwear Brands

Rieker topped the charts as the best selling Ladies brand overall in December 2013 among the
independent footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today Magazine, closely followed by Clarks, Josef
Seibel, Gabor and Van Dal.

Top Ladies brands overall

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Clarks
  • Gabor
  • Van Dal

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Adesso, Airstep, Ara, Caprice, Cara, Charles Clinkard, Ecco, Eneka, Fly London, HB Shoes, Heavenly Feet,
Hotter, Hush Puppies, Lotus, Lunar, Marco Tozzi, Mjus, Padders, Pikolinos, Riva, Romika, Superfit
 Legero, Tamaris, Waldlaufer, UKD.

Top Ladies Comfort/Casual Shoes
(four clear winners)

  • Josef Seibel
  • Rieker
  • Gabor
  • Clarks
  • Hotter

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Adesso, Boulevard, Cara, Caprice, Dubarry, Ecco, Eneka, Fly London, Gabor, Heavenly Feet, Lunar,
Marco Tozzi, Maria Lya, Mephisto, Mjus, Mod Comfys, Padders, Pikolinos, Riva, Romika, Skechers, Superfit Legero, Susst, Tamaris, Van Dal, Waldlaufer, Wonders.

Top Ladies Formal shoes

  • Tamaris
  • Van Dal
  • HB Shoes
  • Josef Seibel
  • Rieker

Other highly commended best sellers (in alphabetical order):
Caprice, Fly London, Gabor, Lunar, Marco Tozzi, Peter Kaiser, Zodiaco

Top Ladies Fashion/Contemporary shoes

  • Fly London
  • Gabor
  • Clarks
  • Marco Tozzi
  • Mjus

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Adesso, Airstep, Ara, Airstep, Caprice, Cara, Cats Eyes, Cefalu, El Naturalista, Equity, Farashion, France Moda, Geox, Luis Gonzalo, Lunar, Peter Kaiser, Piklolinos, Sabrina, Sponge, Susst, Tamaris

Top Ladies boots

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Clarks
  • Gabor
  • Tamaris
  • Heavenly Feet
  • Fly London
  • Mjus

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Airstep, Ara, Caprice, Cara, Cats Eyes, Dubarry, Ecco, France Moda, Geox, Hotter, Hush Puppies, Lotus, Luis Gonzalo, Mephisto, Marco Tozzi, Pikolinos, Riva Romika, Sabrina. Sponge, Susst, Van Dal, Wonders, UGG

 

Top Men’s Footwear Brands

According to the independent footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today, the star performing men’s footwear brand in December 2013 was Rieker followed by Josef Seibel, Clarks,Hush Puppies and Barker..

Top Men’s brands overall

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Clarks
  • Hush Puppies
  • Barker

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Anatomic Gel, Bugatti, Camel Active, Dubarry, Ecco, John White, Journey, J. Shoes, Loake, Maybury, Merrell, Padders, Roamers, Rohde, Sioux, Skechers, Steptronic, Timberland, UKD 

Top Men’s Comfort/Casual Shoes (4 clear winners)

  • Rieker
  • Hush Puppies
  • Josef Seibel
  • Clarks

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order:
Barker, Boxfresh, Dubarry, Ecco, Hotter, Mephisto, Merrell, Mjus, Padders, Shoetherapy, Skechers, Shoetherapy, Roamers, Waldlaufer, Wonders, Wrangler
Top Men’s Formal Shoes (no clear winner)
Highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Anatomic Gel, Barker, Charles Clinkard, Clarks, Hush puppies, Josef Seibel, Loake, Padders, Rieker, Roamers, RM Williams.

Top Men’s Fashion Shoes – (No clear winner)
Highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Clarks, Camel Active, Dubarry, Goor, Kensington, Loake, Roamers, RM Williams.

Top Men’s Boots (No clear winner)
Highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order) Anatomic Gel, Josef Seibel, Rieker, Skechers, Timberland

Children’s Footwear Brands

StartRite was the number one best-selling brand across all children’s ranges in December 2013 among the independent UK footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today Magazine, closely followed by Clarks, Geox, Hush Puppies, Ricosta

Top Children’s brands overall

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Geox
  • Hush Puppies
  • Ricosta

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Camper, Converse. Dubarry, Ecco, Hunter, Kickers, Lelli Kelly, Melania, Pediped, Primigi, Skechers,
Superfit Legero.

Pre Walkers (2 clear winners)

  • StartRite
  • Clarks

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Angry Angels, Camper, Daisy Roots, Geox, Hush Puppies, Kickers, Ricosta.

Top Walkers (2 clear winners)

  • StartRite
  • Clarks

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Converse, Camper, Geox, Lelli Kelly, Pediped, Vans.

Top Children’s School Shoes
(3 clear winners)

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Hush Puppies

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Angry Angels, Geox, Lelli Kelly, Pediped, Ricosta.

Top Children’s boots (two clear winners)

  • Clarks
  • StartRite

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Boulivard Dr. Martens, Dubarry, Kickers, Melania, Ricosta, UGG.

What the retailers had to say about December 2013

“December has continued where November left off. Excellent sales of quality product with mid length boots retailing around the £120/ £150 doing very well. The dressier courts business has been slower and slippers are struggling. Waterproof shoes and boots have sold well, but we still get a number of customers complaining that other shoes and boots are not waterproof, even though we have signs around the shop explaining this issue.”
Andrew Marshall, Strolling4Shoes, Cumbria.

Several retailers have commented on calf width of ladies boots this season – they are finding the “average” leg width on most boots to be wide for their customers. Few manufactures provide the retailer or the consumer the actual width of the boot at the calf. Some shops are reporting lost sales because most of their ladies boots are TOO wide. Manufacturers who DO provide calf width measurements, please respond to cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com

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