Best Selling Footwear Brands March 2014

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

Top Ladies brands overall

  • Rieker
  • Clarks
  • Josef Seibel
  • Earth Spirit
  • Gabor

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Ara, Cara, Cotswold, Dubarry, DB Shoes, Ecco, Fly London, Hotter, HB Shoes, Heavenly Feet, Journey, Lotus, Lunar, Marco Tozzi, Mjus, Padders, Peter Kaiser, Riva, Sabrina, Skechers, Softinos, Tamaris, Van Dal, UKD, Zodiaco.

Top Ladies Comfort/Casual Shoes

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

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Ara, DB Shoes, Ecco, El Naturalista,
Heavenly Feet, Hotter, Maria Lya, Padders, Softinos, UKD.

Top Ladies Formal shoes (5 clear winners)

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

Other highly commended best sellers
(in alphabetical order):
Clarks, Fly London, Peter Kaiser, Lotus, Pilolinos, Ruby Shoo, Zodiaco.

Top Ladies Fashion/Contemporary shoes
(4 clear winners)

  • Fly London
  • Marco Tozzi
  • Gabor
  • Clarks

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

  • Clarks, El Naturalista, Mjus, Pikolinos,
  • Soft Line, Tamaris, Think.
  • Top Ladies sandals
  • Rieker
  • Earth Spirit
  • Josef Seibel
  • Lotus
  • FitFlop

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Art, Clarks, Cotswold, Gabor,
Heavenly Feet, Riva, Skechers.

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

Top Men’s brands overall

  • Rieker
  • Clarks
  • Josef Seibel
  • Skechers
  • Loake

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order:
Anatomic, Bugatti, DB Shoes, Ecco, Hackett, Hush Puppies, Journey, Maybury, Padders, Steptronic, Timberland, UKD.

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

  • Rieker
  • Josef Seibel
  • Skechers
  • Clarks

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order:
Ecco, Hotter, Hush Puppies, Merrell, Padders, Pikolinos, Steptronic, Timberland.

Top Men’s Formal Shoes (3 clear winners)

  • Clarks
  • Loake
  • Rieker

Highly acclaimed best sellers included
(in alphabetical order):
Anatomic, Barker, Ecco, Lotus, Kensington.

Top Men’s Sandals

  • Josef Seibel
  • Crocs
  • Rieker
  • Ecco
  • IMAC

Children’s Footwear Brands
StartRite was the number one best-selling brand across all children’s ranges in March 2014 among the independent UK footwear retailers polled by Footwear Today Magazine, closely followed by Clarks, Ricosta,
Skechers, Pediped.

Top Children’s brands overall

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Ricosta
  • Skechers
  • Pediped

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Converse, Crocs, Dr. Martens, Ecco, Geox, Keds, Garvalin, Hummel, Hush Puppies,
Lelli Kelly, Petasil, Salamanda,
Superfit Legero, Vans.

Pre Walkers (2 clear winners)

  • Clarks
  • Startrite

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Angry Angels, Converse, Hush Puppies.

Top Walkers (3 clear winners)

  • Start-Rite
  • Clarks
  • Ricosta

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

Top Children’s School Shoes

  • StartRite
  • Clarks
  • Ricosta
  • Hush Puppies
  • Geox

Other highly acclaimed best sellers included (in alphabetical order):
Angry Angels, Petasil.

Top Children’s Sandals

  • Clarks
  • StartRite
  • Crocs
  • Ricosta
  • Lelli Kelly

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

  • Geox.

What the retailers had to say:

Many retailers reported improving trading conditions in March 2014.

“The season is progressing really well with sales up on last year. Easter was very good for us with loads of visitors in and around The Lake District. Earth Spirit continue to do really well, but the big surprise this season is Softinos, part of Fly London. They are selling like hot cakes and customers are even coming back for a second pairs. Other brands which are performing well are Skechers especially when they are advertised on TV, Rieker ladies and the best men’s range is Bugatti. We need the good weather to return and May sales should be good.”
Andrew Marshall, Strolling4Shoes, Cumbria.

“March was an excellent month for trade as we finished 14% up on last year, almost certainly due to the fine weather we have enjoyed in Norfolk during March . There does, however, seem to be a more relaxed and positive attitude by the consumer, hopefully given favourable weather conditions it might be a good season.”
Roger Hare, Middletons, Norfolk.

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