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Drapers Footwear Awards shortlist

Initial judging for The Drapers Footwear Awards, in association with Gore-Tex, has taken place and for the shortlisted businesses below, the competition now really takes off.

Each of the retailers on the list will be visited by a member of the Drapers editorial team, who will then make a report before the entries go before a judging panel of experts from the footwear industry.

The Awards take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on May 16. To book a table at the black-tie event,visit www.drapers, or call Sara Donaldson on 0207505 8719.

Best New Store

Charles Clinkard in Newcastle-upon-Tyne;

Exclusive Footwear in York;

King's Shoes in Limerick, Republic of Ireland; Pam Jenkins in Edinburgh;

Pavers Shoes in Poole, Dorset; Peabodys in Keswick, Cumbria; The Red Shoes in north London; Sniff in west London; Strollers in Keswick; The Shoe Studio in Gatwick Airport; Totally Phat in Birmingham; tReds in Torquay, Devon; Trendy Treads in Inverurie, Scotland.

Comfort Footwear Retailer

Catherine Kinloch in Balloch, Scotland; Footwise in west London; Marks & Spencer; Mark Kimber in Godalming, Surrey; The Natural Shoe Store in Richmond, Surrey; Sole Solution in Brighton.

Etailer of the Year;;;;;;;;

Family Footwear Retailer

Charles Clinkard in Newcastle-upon-Tyne;

The Golden Boot in Maidstone, Kent; Johnsons Shoes in Windsor, Berkshire; Mark Kimber in Godalming; McKillens Footwear in Ballymena.

Footwear Multiple

Dune; Jones Bootmaker;

Marks & Spencer; Office;

River Island; Topshop;


Kids' Footwear Retailer

Charles Clinkard in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; The Golden Boot in Maidstone; Johnsons Shoes in Windsor; McKillens Footwear in Ballymena, Northern Ireland; One Small Step, One Giant Leap in south-west London; The Red Shoes in north London; Russell & Bromley in Richmond; Shoebdoo in Bangor, Northern Ireland; Stompers in Norwich; Street Stompers in Aberdeen; Totally Phat in Birmingham; Trendy Treads in Inverurie.

Men's Footwear Retailer

The Golden Boot in Maidstone; Johnsons Shoes in Windsor; Oliver Sweeney in London.

Sales Assistant

Janet Barnett at Pavers Shoes in Stoke-on-Trent; Nina Bolger at Pavers Shoes in Wilton, Wiltshire; Shauna Close at Pavers in Antrim, Northern Ireland;

Jenny Ellen at The Golden Boot in Maidstone; Laura Ford at Charles Clinkard in Guildford, Surrey; Laura Hartshorne at Oliver Sweeney in London;

Danielle Jones at Larizia, London; Geraldine Lamendour at The Red Shoes in north London;

Marlyn Mitchell at This Little Piggy in Dundee; Rene Patrick at Catherine Kinloch in Balloch; Linda Robertson at Dune in Glasgow; Angela Shier at Arnotts in Dublin; Colette Vincent at Jones Bootmaker in Windsor; Hayley Wrigglesworth at Charles Clinkard in York.

Value Footwear Retailer

Charles Clinkard in Castleford, West Yorkshire; Peacocks; Priceless; Tesco;

Staccato in Ashford, Surrey;

Wynsors World of Shoes in Wigan.

Women's Footwear Retailer

Arnotts in Dublin; Charles Clinkard in York; Ciel in Beverley, East Yorkshire; Daniel Footwear in Harrogate, North Yorkshire; Ethos in London; The Golden Boot in Maidstone; Goody 2 Shoes in Eccleshall, West Yorkshire; Kate Kuba in London; Keith Scarrott Shoes in Cheltenham, Glos; Larizia in London; Marks & Spencer; New Look in Manchester.

Young Fashion Footwear Retailer

Blue Inc in Romford, Essex;

Bullfrogs in London;

Frontier in London;

New Look in Manchester;

tReds in Weymouth, Devon.

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