Shoe Business Name Generator

Generate names for your shoe business below.

Create a Professional looking website Today!

GoDaddy’s Website Builder lets you easily create & customizeyour own site with drag-&-drop tools.

Learn More Start for FreeNo Credit Card Required
Writer Ashley

Ashley S.
Branding & Marketing Specialist

How to name your shoe business

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four detailed steps to name your shoe business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started, try our shoe business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. Retro Boots
  2. Forza
  3. Move Forward
  4. Bootloose
  5. Baby Step
  6. Foot Fetish
  7. Shoesly
  8. Bootster
  9. Shoetish
  10. Heritage Shoes
  1. Shoester
  2. Dream in Heels
  3. Retro Boots
  4. Planet Wear
  5. Flip Flop Corner
  6. Sneakerz Freaks
  7. Heels Heaven
  8. Comfy Walk
  9. Urban Design
  10. Bootify

Create a unique business name with our Business Name Generator!

Four steps to naming your shoe business

This four-step process will help you name your shoe business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a shoe business that conveys the comfortable, durable and fashionable value of their product. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

Shoe Business Name Ideas Infographic

Click to View Infographic

#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Move”, “Step”, “Wear” and “Urban”, you can see that while these words can be related to shoes/footwear, they also suggest that you can expect a specialized, comfortable and durable footwear from this business or brand. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.

If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.

Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:

Retro Boots

Forza

Move Forward

Bootloose

Baby Step

Foot Fetish

Shoesly

Bootster

Shoetish

Heritage Shoes

Shoester

Dream in Heels

Retro Boots

Planet Wear

Flip Flop Corner

Sneakerz Freaks

Heels Heaven

Comfy Walk

Urban Design

Bootify

#2) Shortlist your ideas

Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.

Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:

  • Is the name simple and easy to remember?
  • Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
  • Is the name different from competitors?
  • Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
  • Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?

My Shortlist:

Forza

Baby Step

Bootster

Dream in Heels

 

Removed Ideas:

Retro Boots

Move Forward

Bootloose

Foot Fetish

Shoesly

Shoetish

Heritage Shoes

Shoester

Retro Boots

Planet Wear

Flip Flop Corner

Sneakerz Freaks

Heels Heaven

Comfy Walk

Urban Design

Bootify

Create a unique business name with our Business Name Generator!

#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great shoe business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends since they are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.

Be sure to ask questions like:

  • What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
  • How would you spell it?

With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?

My customer feedback:

Forza

This name conveys a premium product that is specially made for athletes.

Baby Step

This name conveys a high-quality product that focuses on baby footwear.

Bootster

This name conveys a product that is durable and fashionable.

Dream in Heels

This name conveys a high-quality product focused on women’s fashion.

#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great shoe business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.

Check Domain Availability

Competitor Name Analysis

To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful shoe businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

Hush Puppies Logo

Hush Puppies
Company sales manager Jim Muir took a trip to Tennessee, during which he had hush puppies – little balls of fried dough. He asked about the name and was told that the fried dough silenced the barking dog. He liked the concept and this is how Hush Puppies was born.

Louboutin Logo

Louboutin
Here is the story of a shoe brand that hasn’t come up with a particularly creative name but that has become a staple in the world of fashionable footwear. The company is named after designer Christian Louboutin.

Converse Logo

Converse
The company was originally known as Converse Rubber Shoe Company. Initially, only rubber galoshes were made. With time, the company began making the sneakers we all recognise today and the name was simplified to Converse.

Premium names to kickstart your business

Created by branding experts and professional designers.

View More Premium Names from .Domainify

5 Tips for naming your shoe business

The ideal business name should be simple, memorable and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.

1. Do a Competitor Analysis

Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:

  • What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
  • Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
  • Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?

2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.

A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused shoe terms like premium, comfortable or durable. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.

Let’s take for example a real shoe business named “Ugg”.

Coming from Australia, the unisex Ugg Boots have a name that stems from a generic term used in the country. Ugg means a sheepskin boot. At a deeper level though, this is a great name that translates the history and values of the product/business: they’re local and have been manufacturing boots using specific materials for a long period.

3. How to make a more memorable name

Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:

  • Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Foot Fetish, Foot Forward)
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Baby Step – Baby represents a newborn which communicates a business specializes in manufacturing footwear for babies.)
  • Keep it short and simple.

4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name

Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable shoe business names could be:

  • Tuvane Shoes
  • Abolis Boots
  • Navarilo Footwear

You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com

5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.

Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Comfy Walk and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Comfalk, Commfy Walk or ComWalk.

You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.

Business Name Ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of related words you could use in your business name. Below is a list of trending, descriptive and action words that are often related to.

Trending Words

Here are the top trending words used in Shoe Business names.

Footwear

Comfort

Plus

Famous

Village

Brew

Halo

Runner

King

Depo

Hut

Designer

Clearance

Warehouse

Show

Flow

Outlet

Avenue

Box

Biz

City

Closet

Club

Direct

Doctor

Dog

Force

Hive

Keeper

Sneaker

Kicks

Chucks

Kingdom

Lane

Plaza

Point

Don’t forget to use our Shoe Business Name Generator

Our Business Name Guides

Related: Retail/Shopping Business Names

Related: Clothing & Fashion Business Names

Words Shoe often describes

(“Shoe ______”)

You can use these words to create Shoe business names like ‘SneakerLane’ and ‘String and Polish Shoe Shop’.

makers

string

lane

leather

buckles

polish

shine

box

pegs

bar

horn

factory

black

fitting

store

How Shoe is often described

(“______ Shoe”)

Example Shoe company names using these related descriptive words ‘The Little Red Shoe Shop’ and ‘Heels of Steel’.

left

right

wooden

little

soft

heeled

black

white

hot

soled

horse

heavy

single

athletic

red

tight

brown

fitting

Shoe Verbs

You can use a verb in your Shoe business name to create business names like ‘Shoe Drops‘ or ‘Lace em’ Up Shoes‘.

cast

drop

dropped

fit

fits

lived

lost

put

remove

running

slipped

threw

tie

tying

waiting

wearing

worn

Combine Words

We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Shoe Business names.

ShoRun (Shoe + Run)

SoleFit

Sneakit

ShoeDog

ShoeCity

Shoe in Foreign Languages

Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.

Latin: Calceus

French: Chaussure

Italian: Scarpa

Spanish: Zapato

Don’t forget to give our Shoe business name generator a try!

Share your business name ideas
avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of