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on March 15, 2011 when the winners will be announced.
Best Online Shoe Store
There were only two qualifications that any nominee for Best Online Shoe Store had to meet: they had to currently be accepting orders online for shoes, and must offer shipping to residential addresses.
The finalists in the Best Online Shoe Store
Best Shoe Store for Bargain-Hunters
This category was open to brick-and-mortar store, as well as online stores.
The finalists in the Best Bargain Shoe Store
- DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
- Famous Footwear
- Payless ShoeSource
Best Designer Shoe Store
Nominations for online and traditional retailers were welcomed in this category.
The finalists in the Best Designer Shoe Store
- Barneys New York
- Bergdorf Goodman
- Neiman Marcus
- Saks Fifth Avenue
Best Comfort Shoe Brand
Any existing shoe brand was eligible for nomination in this category.
The finalists for Best Comfort Shoe Brand
Best Men's Shoe Brand
Nominations were accepted for any shoe brand or designer that was currently producing men's shoes. Recommendations could be based on any combination of looks, quality, comfort and price.
The finalists for Best Men's Shoe Brand
- Cole Haan
- Johnston & Murphy
- Kenneth Cole
Best Women's Shoe Brand
This category was open to nominations for any current mainstream women's shoe brands.
The finalists for Best Women's Shoe Brand
- Jessica Simpson
- Nine West
- Steve Madden
Best Kids' Shoes
In this category, we accepted nominations for any brand that was manufacturing children's shoes or baby shoes at the time of nomination. Suggestions were allowed to be based on any combination of looks, quality, comfort, and price.
The finalists for Best Kids' Shoes
- Stride Rite
We accepted nominations for any brand or designer that was currently manufacturing boots for men, women and/or children. Winter boots, cowboy boots, motorcycle boots... all nominations were welcome.
The finalists for Best Boots
- The North Face
- UGG Australia
This category was open to men's and women's brands that was making thong sandals, including toning sandals, athletic sandals, comfort sandals, rubber flip-flops and fashion thongs.
The finalists for Best Flip-Flops
Best Women's Shoe Designer
Nominations in this category were accepted for any women's shoe designer, living or dead.
The finalists for Best Women's Shoe Designer
- Alexander McQueen
- Christian Louboutin
- Jimmy Choo
- Manolo Blahnik
- Stuart Weitzman