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Robin Elt Shoes Footwear Industry Award

Robin Elt Shoes celebrate winning best Men’s Independent Retailer of the Year 2018

Robin Elt took home a highly coveted Footwear Industry Award at this year’s ceremony, clinching the top spot in the Men’s Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year category.

Family-run footwear store, Robin Elt Shoes won Men’s Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year in a prestigious Footwear Industry Awards ceremony at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The southwest and midlands historic stores are renowned for fine quality footwear, men’s dress shoes and key comfort selections such as Barker, Anatomic & Co, Ecco, Seibel and Timberland, as well as hiking boots and trail walking shoes for the keen hobbyist.

This month marked the seventh anniversary of the annual awards programme, the Footwear Industry Awards. Organised by Datateam Business Media, the awards are designed to recognise the top footwear brands, retailers and individuals of the past 12 months. The British Footwear Association (BFA), Footwear Friends, Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF) and Footwear Today support the awards. Robin Elt Shoes, who recently celebrated 145 years of a family heritage in footwear, were shortlisted for an impressive five Retailer of the Year categories in the awards.

Critically acclaimed UK-based Canadian comedian, Sean Collins hosted the ceremony and David Lockyer of charity, Footwear Friends, presented the award to Jenny Elt at the black tie event.

Director Robin Elt commented, “The Footwear Industry Awards are the pinnacle of achievement judged by industry pundits. To have received an accolade for three years running is most rewarding. As a family run business we could not have achieved this without the dedicated, hardworking team that are our staff. We believe we offer a vast selection of shoes that suit just about any need - fun, fit or function we aim to please just about everyone. Do visit one of our stores to find out for yourself.”

David Lockyer, Chairman/President of Footwear Friends says, “Footwear Friends are happy to support the Footwear Industry Awards. We’re delighted that Robin Elt won the Men’s Footwear Retailer of the Year Award.”

The 2018 edition of the Footwear Industry Awards was sponsored by Skechers, Cherry Blossom, Froddo, Hotter, Moda Footwear, Petasil, Rieker and Remonte, Superfit and Legero and Vibram Furoshiki.