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FN's 2011 Power 100

Find out who has the most influence on the industry today.

Sleeping giants awoke in 2011.

A massive shakeup among the powerful and the power hungry this year had a significant impact on the industry, as well as our annual ranking, where management moves and acquisitions dramatically changed the order.

Across the marketplace, Footwear News examined sales figures, earnings, store openings, line launches, collaborations, market expansion and consumer buzz to gauge today’s landscape. The end result is a comprehensive ranking of the industry’s most influential vendors, retailers and designers.

To find out who holds the real power, read on.

  • 01

    Phil Knight, Mark Parker

  • 02

    Blake Nordstrom, Pete Nordstrom

  • 03

    Christian Louboutin

  • 04

    Ron Fromm, Diane Sullivan

  • 05

    Ken Hicks

  • 06

    Terry Lundgren

  • 07

    Wes Card, Richard Dickson

  • 08

    Jeff Bezos, Tony Hsieh

  • 09

    Herbert Hainer

  • 10

    Steve Madden, Ed Rosenfeld

  • 11

    Blake Krueger

  • 12

    Jim Davis, Rob DeMartini

  • 13

    Mike Duke

  • 14

    Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus

  • 15

    Reinhard Mieck, Tamara Mellon, Joshua Schulman

  • 16

    Robert Greenberg, Michael Greenberg

  • 17

    Vince Camuto

  • 18

    Eric Wiseman

  • 19

    Stephen Sadove, Ron Frasch

  • 20

    Giuseppe Zanotti

  • 21

    Karen Katz

  • 22

    Bob Dennis

  • 23

    François-Henri Pinault, Jochen Zeitz, Franz Koch

  • 24

    Neil Cole

  • 25

    Diego Della Valle

  • 26

    Michael Massey

  • 27

    Angel Martinez

  • 28

    Miuccia Prada

  • 29

    Glenn Lyon

  • 30

    Jay Schottenstein, Michael MacDonald

  • 31

    Marc Jacobs

  • 32

    Kevin Mansell

  • 33

    Mark Lee

  • 34

    Gregg Steinhafel

  • 35

    Kenneth Cole, Paul Blum

  • 36

    Stuart Weitzman

  • 37

    Kevin Wulff

  • 38

    Mindy Grossman

  • 39

    Pierre Hardy

  • 40

    Rick Darling

  • 41

    Nicholas Kirkwood

  • 42

    Jim Issler

  • 43

    Bob Campbell

  • 44

    Myron Ullman

  • 45

    Lew Frankfort, Reed Krakoff

  • 46

    Mike George

  • 47

    Carol Meyrowitz

  • 48

    Peter Harris

  • 49

    Tarek Hassan, Sam Hassan

  • 50

    Aldo Bensadoun

  • 51

    Michael Kors

  • 52

    Brian Atwood

  • 53

    Bob Goldman

  • 54

    R. Stephen Rubin, Andy Rubin

  • 55

    Ralph Lauren

  • 56

    Daniel Schwartz

  • 57

    Danny Wasserman

  • 58

    Jules Schneider

  • 59

    Massimo Ferragamo, Vincent Ottomanelli

  • 60

    Isack Fadlon

  • 61

    Edward Stack

  • 62

    Tim Belk

  • 63

    Millard “Mickey” Drexler

  • 64

    Alexis Maybank, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

  • 65

    John Varvatos

  • 66

    Kevin Plank

  • 67

    Tony Post

  • 68

    Jack Silvera

  • 69

    Blake Mycoskie

  • 70

    Jim Salzano

  • 71

    Steven Nichols

  • 72

    Marc Fisher

  • 73

    Scott Silverstein

  • 74

    Jill Layfield

  • 75

    Karl-Johan Persson

  • 76

    Brendan Hoffman

  • 77

    Tim Boyle

  • 78

    Peter Hanig

  • 79

    Wayne Weaver

  • 80

    Jim Weber

  • 81

    James Curleigh

  • 82

    Mario Polegato

  • 83

    William Dillard

  • 84

    John McCarvel

  • 85

    Joe Ouaknine

  • 86

    Mandy Cabot

  • 87

    Dennis Lazar

  • 88

    Marcia Kilgore

  • 89

    Rick Cytrynbaum

  • 90

    Natalie Massenet

  • 91

    Donald Pliner, Noel Hord

  • 92

    Mark Weber

  • 93

    Glenn Murphy

  • 94

    Tom Raynor, Jeff Phillips

  • 95

    Matt Joyce

  • 96

    Michael Katz

  • 97

    Pierre-André Senizergues

  • 98

    Gene Yoon, Jon Epstein

  • 99

    Tom Florsheim Jr., John Florsheim

  • 100

    David Zaken

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