Best Selling Footwear Brands – February 2014

Ladies Footwear Brands

 

Rieker topped the charts as the bestselling Ladies brands overall in February 2014 among the independent footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today Magazine, closely followed by Josef Seibel, Clarks, Earth Spirit and Tamaris

Top Ladies brands overall

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Clarks
  • Tamaris
  • Earth  Spirit

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Airstep,  Ara, Cara,  DB Shoes, Dubarry, Ecco,  FitFlop, Fly London, Gabor  Superfit Legero,  Hotter, HB Shoes, Heavenly Feet, Lotus,  Lunar,  Marco Tozzi, Mod Comfys, Mjus, Padders, Peter Kaiser, Riva, Sabrina, Skechers,  Van Dal,  Waldlaufer, Wendal, Wonders,  UKD, Zodiaco. 

Top Ladies Comfort/Casual Shoes

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Earth Spirit
  • Gabor
  • Tamaris 

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Ara, Clarks, DB Shoes, Dubarry, Ecco, El Naturalista, Heavenly Feet, Hotter, Maria Lya, Mephisto, Mjus, Mod Comfys, Padders, Skechers, Superfit Legero. 

Top Ladies Formal shoes 

  • Gabor
  • HB Shoes
  • Zodiaco
  • Marco Tozzi
  • Van Dal          

Other highly commended best sellers (in alphabetical order):

 Fly London, Lunar, Peter Kaiser.

Top  Ladies Fashion/Contemporary shoes  (4 clear winners)

  • Gabor
  • Tamaris
  • Fly London
  • Mjus

 

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Airstep,  Clarks,  Marco Tozzi, Rieker.

Top Ladies boots 

  •  Rieker
  • Tamaris
  • Gabor
  • Hotter
  • Skechers

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Airstep, Cara, Cats Eyes,  Heavenly Feet,  Lotus, Marco Tozzi, Riva,  Sabrina, Skechers,  Susst,  Van Dal, Wonders.

Top Ladies sandals     (two clear winners)

  • FitFlop
  • Josef Seibel
  • Earth Spirit

Other highly commended best sellers (in alphabetical order): Heavenly Feet, Riva, Rieker.

Top Men’s Footwear Brands

According to the independent footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today, the star performing men’s footwear brand in February 2014 was Rieker followed by  Josef Seibel, Clarks,  Steptronic and  Skechers.

Top Men’s brands overall

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Clarks
  • Steptronic
  • Skechers

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Anatomic, Dubarry, Earth Spirit, Goor, Hush Puppies, John White, Journey,  Kensington, Loake, Maybury,   Padders,  Roamers,  UKD, Wrangler.

Top Men’s Comfort/Casual Shoes

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Skechers
  • Clarks
  • Earth Spirit 

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order:

Dubarry, Hush Puppies,  Merrell,  Padders, Roamers,  Wrangler.

Top Men’s Formal Shoes (one clear winners

Clarks

Highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Barker, Dubarry, Front, Kensington, Loake,   Rieker,  Roamers.

Top Men’s Boots

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Skechers
  • Anatomic Gel

Top Men’s Sandals

  • Josef Seibel
  • Earth Spirit

Children’s Footwear Brands

StartRite was the number one best-selling brand across all children’s ranges in February 2014 among the independent UK footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today Magazine, closely followed by Clarks, Skechers, Hush Puppies, Geox. 

Top Children’s brands overall

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Skechers,
  • Hush Puppies
  • Geox                       

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Boulevard,  Converse, Dr. Martens, Dubarry,  Ecco, Garvalin, Joules Wellies,  Pediped, Primigi,   Ricosta, Superfit Legero, 

Pre Walkers  (2 clear winners)

  • Clarks
  • Startrite

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Angry Angels, Converse, Daisy Roots, Geox, Pediped

Top Walkers (3 clear winners)

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Hush Puppies 

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Converse, Garvalin,  Geox, Lelli Kelly, Pediped, Ricosta, Vans 

Top Children’s School Shoes       (3 clear winners)   

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Skechers

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):

Angry Angels, Boulevard, Dubarry, Garvalin, Geox,  Hush Puppies., Lelli Kelly, Ricosta.                    

Top Children’s Boots

  • Clarks
  • StartRite
  • Skechers

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):      

Boulevard, Dr.  Martens,  Hunter, Kickers, Joules Wellies, Melania.

What the retailers had to say:

“The sale period can be a real eye opener to a retailer.  Some styles don’t sell and we often make the presumption that people don’t like it,  even though we were sure it was a winner when we bought it. However, when the sale starts you start to see the style fly off the shelf, what does it mean? As a retailer you did pick a winner,  however it was not at your customer base price point.  Many of our customers have told us they wouldn’t pay over £130 for a certain boot but at 20-30% off it changes things.  Listen to your customers more and tailor your buying patterns. This AW14 80% of the styles I have chosen to stock are under £79.99 and with the quality of the non-leather footwear brands improving so much we can have something for everyone and a higher chance of selling through at full margin. Hold that thought…….”
Donna Read, Shooze With Sole.

“It’s very early in the season, but where we have brought stock in early especially Spring Boots it has worked well. Tamaris is selling well and one Spring boot has sold out already. Mjus trainers and boots have had a good response as well. I think TBS canvas is going to do well as we are already  moving a few pairs. Earth  Spirit has picked up where it left off last season  and is becoming a known brand with customers waiting for it to arrive  Our plan of offering 4 ranges per season seems to be working as customers are starting to realise if they don’t buy when they see something it will be gone. It also gives us the fact that the collection is changing all the time with new product arriving every week.  A bit of good weather around Easter and we should have a good season.”
Andrew Marshall, Strolling4Shoes, Cumbria 

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