Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant and the coronavirus resurgence, exhibitors at the Atlanta Shoe Market were optimistic about the market heading into the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.

“We feel like this is the best shoe show in the U.S.,” said Jud Taylor, general manager for Twisted X. “Buyers come from all over the country, and they are excited to see products in person. It’s been as busy as it’s ever been.”

“This was a very solid show,” added Jeff Shipley, VP of sales for H.H. Brown. “We were writing orders. It was better than expected. We had a few last-minute cancellations, but walk-ins more than made up for it.”…(Continue Reading)