In December 2006, Payless was named Marketer of the Year by Footwear News.
Footwear News named Sperry Top-Sider the 2009 Brand of the Year.
"In the footwear industry, everybody and their cousin makes the claim that they've been copied," says Michael Atmore, the editorial director of Footwear News.
As for the shoes, they are "between hip and avant-garde," according to Edward Nardoza, editor of Footwear News.
Kelian's going to Great Neck brought Footwear News to Nassau County.
The cause was cancer, Footwear News said.
Footwear News is a sister of WWD at Fairchild Publications.
"She understands her customers' life style and taste," said Vivian Infantino, fashion director at Footwear News, which in 1986 named her designer of the year.