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Footwear News

Footwear News
May 4, 2020 issue highlighting Footwear News's 75th anniversary
Editorial DirectorMichael Atmore[1]
CompanyPenske Media Corporation
Based inNew York City (475 Fifth Ave 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017)

Footwear News (sometimes referred to as FN) is a weekly print publication on the topic of women's, men's, and children's footwear. Founded in 1945, its coverage is for the fashion design and fashion retail industries.[2] It was originally published by Fairchild Media. The publication also operates which runs more consumer content than the print publication.[3]

The publication hosts the annual FN Achievement Awards, which has been referred to as the "Shoe Oscars."[4] It also hosts the FN CEO Summit, an event with footwear industry CEOs, designers, and brand builders.[5]

Footwear News was owned by Condé Nast and operated under the Fairchild Media brand.[6] It became a part of Penske Media Corporation when the company purchased Fairchild Media for $100 million in 2014.[7]


  1. ^ Alvarez, Alex (11 August 2010). "Michael Atmore Promoted, Will Now Also Oversee Brand Development For Fairchild Fashion Group". AdWeek. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  2. ^ Sterlacci, Francesca; Arbuckle, Joanne (2017). Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Rowman and Litlefield. ISBN 9781442239098.
  3. ^ Levy, Nicole (26 January 2015). "Fairchild's Footwear News gets a print revamp". Politico. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  4. ^ Spence, Sade (29 November 2017). "Hailey Baldwin, Virgil Abloh Honored at FN Achievement Awards". Variety. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  5. ^ "FN CEO Summit Takes on Hot Topics Reshaping the Industry". FN. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Matthew (13 February 2006). "'Footwear News' walks new path". AdAge. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  7. ^ Bazilian, Emma (19 August 2014). "Condé Nast Sells Fairchild Fashion Media to Penske". AdWeek. Retrieved 13 October 2019.

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