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FN List: Top Luxury Footwear Brands

Christian Louboutin and Ferragamo were favorites for men and women.

Only the strong survive - especially in the luxury market, which has felt the full weight of the recent economic crisis. Despite that, here are 10 labels that continue to shine, chosen by 1,200 men and women surveyed in January by The Luxury Institute. Brands were picked for their quality, exclusivity, social status and ability to enhance the buyer.