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Footwear-FEB21-P03 Comment Contents_Footwear_Jan10_p3 22/02/2021 16:43 Page 3


FROM THE EDITOR I


Try to keep smiling!


t’s Lockdown again, a tough call for independent footwear retailers, who worked so hard to keep their shops open and


COVID-free, only to be closed down until further notice. These are difficult times for us all, but they won’t last for ever. Let’s hope the vaccination roll out will get Britain back to business by the summer.


Don’t forget to check out our latest Editor’s Choice pages for


the cream of the crop Ladies Boots for your lady customers in 21/2022 (see pages 20-24 of this issue). Also, worth a look, our Spotlight pages on Legero (on page 12) and Cipriata (on page 18). And, don’t miss Footwear Focus Road Test ‘I run the country’ on page 16 of this edition. Henry Harington finds salvation in the shape of a pair of Skechers Max Cushioning Elite trainers!


If you would like to join our Footwear Today Best Sellers Panel


of Independent Retailers, please do get in touch. Those retailers who join our Best Sellers Panel are entitled to a Retailer Of The Month editorial feature, which is a free double page spread in Footwear Today dedicated to their shop(s). My contact details are below, so please drop me an email or give me a call. I look forward hearing from you and welcoming you to the Footwear Today Magazine Best Sellers Panel.


Stay safe and try to keep smiling! Kind regards, Cheryl Taylor, Editor,


Footwear Today Magazine, Mobile 07518 346996


Email: cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com FRONT COVER: El Naturalista


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CONTENTS


3 CONTENTS AND COMMENT 4 FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY NEWS 12 SPOTLIGHT ON LEGERO 14 PREVIEW: THE MICAM MILANO DIGITAL SHOW 16 FOOTWEAR FOCUS ROAD TEST: SKECHERS 17 EXPO RIVA LIVE TALKS 18 SPOTLIGHT ON CIPRIATA 20 EDITOR’S CHOICE: LADIES BOOTS 25 FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY AWARDS 26 FASHION LAW 28 FOOTWEAR RETAILER OF THE MONTH: NOBLE LION 31 SKECHERS AND ARTIST JAMES GOLDCROWN COLLABORATE 32 BEST SELLERS FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 34 MILAN FASHION SHOWS #STRONGERTOGETHER 38 CLASSIFIED


EDITOR Cheryl Taylor: cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com FASHION LAWYER Stephen Sidkin FEATURE WRITERS Henry Harington • Dawn Smith •David Gummers • Vicky Kember • Joe Maggio • Helen Rowland • JOURNAL MANAGER Catriona Burke: 01622 699185 • cburke@datateam.co.uk DESIGNER Steve Parks CIRCULATION Curwood CMS Ltd, datateam@c-cms.com Tel: 01580 883844 Fax: 01580 883849 PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Paul Ryder: pryder@datateam.co.uk DIVISIONAL MANAGER Carl Hearnden: chearnden@datateam.co.uk REPRESENTATIVE IN INDIA A S Gianni (M.Com., LL.B): (Direct): +91 98390 35458 as_gianni@yahoo.co.in


Footwear Friends, BFA and Society of Shoe Fitters all support Footwear Today as a valuable forum for the footwear industry, helping to promote trade and keeping retailers informed about the latest products and developments.


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Published by: Datateam Business Media Ltd, London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY. Tel: 01622 687031 Fax: 01622 757646 email: footwear@datateam.co.uk website: www.datateam.co.uk Subscription Prices 2017 Footwear Today Magazine Number of editions per year: 9 ISSN: 1475-8601 UK: £66 Overseas: £125


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