Ariston-Nord-West-Ring is going to back up its Schuh-Index with POS displays and give affiliated retailers the opporunity to get their names associated with the winning styles in a store locator on a dedicated website, www.deutscher-schuh-index.de. The second edition of ANWR's Schuh-Index, which is based on a survey of 500 affiliated retailers operating some 3,000 shoe shops all over Germany, saw a model by Ara win the competition in the area of women's shoes, followed by a Gabor style and an ECCO style. Clarks came ahead of ECCO and Josef Seibel in the men's segment. For children's shoes, Ricosta made it into first and third place, while ECCO came second. Fritz Terbuyken, who is running the program, says all the top 10 brands in the first Schuh-Index six months ago enjoyed double-digit sell-out figures.