Shoes; On The Net.com, the leading footwear portal on the Internet,
announced the recipients of its Year 2000 Achievement Awards during
a press conference held at the recent WSA trade market.
order to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution
to the welfare of the U.S. footwear industry", Shoes On the
Net named Chris Aiken, Executive Director of World Shoe Association,
as Person of the Year.
his acceptance speech, Aiken Said, "On behalf of WSA, I would
also like to commend you for your pioneering on the Internet. As
a result of web innovators such as you, the footwear industry now
benefits from the instant access of information. WSA has recently
expanded its own website, making it possible for attendees to pre-register
or make hotel and airline reservations with the click of a mouse."
winners included Brand of the Year - Easy Spirit, Retailer of the
Year - Odd Ball Shoe, and Shoe Angel of the Year - Timberland. Shoes
On The Net.com was founded in 1995 as the first on-line footwear
resource directed to both consumers and those in the footwear trade.