Providing a springboard for S/S 2017 footwear launches, this year’s Moda footwear summer show featured the latest new styles for men, women and children.

smphoto_463Taking place from 7-9 August at the NEC Birmingham, the Moda Footwear show has always been considered a must-attend event for footwear buyers and retailers looking to explore new brands and take in the latest lines. Moda’s B2B fashion exhibition incorporates five shows in specialist sectors in addition to footwear, including accessories, which is ideal given the increasing numbers of boutique owners branching into footwear, and traditional footwear retailers diversifying by stocking handbags and accessories.

Lower visitor numbers do not affect business

Footwear Today caught up with a number of exhibitors after the show to find out their take on the three days of Moda. The general consensus seemed to be that while footfall did not match that of the February edition of the show, the level of business achieved was nevertheless.

Fred Willis of Hey Dude Shoes told Footwear Today: “The AVA is now our bestselling shoe, outstripping the men’s styles for the first time with Spring/Summer 16 sell through. A fun loving every day shoe with a roomy fit for extra comfort, it is set on our superbly cushioned sports sole unit. It features all of the attributes that Dude Shoes are synonymous for: convertible mule, removable leather lined anatomical insole and machine washable cold.”

D20532103 AVA Marine Stripe

Trade Price: £19.04+VAT / RRP £39.99120532103-ava-marine-stripe-001x2000-jpg

Take a look at Footwear Today’s full review here 

Take a look at exhibitors top ladies styles from the summer shows here