New York Shoe Expo hits Manhattan

December 3, 2009 6:16:12 PM PST
Eyewitness News has a sneak peek of which shoes are going to be hot come next year. A shoe show has come to Manhattan. The New York Shoe Expo is held four times each year in Manhattan. The event is not open to the public, and the shoes featured will be in major department stores and boutiques in the spring, summer and fall of next year.

It's been said many times, and many believe that shoe love is true love. So put your best foot forward to check out the new trends.

"It's our drug, it's our chocolate, it's our champagne," Velvet Angels' Jenny Foy said. "A good pair of shoes makes you feel like a million bucks."

When it comes to shoes, the show is like the Fourth of July, New Year's Eve and the birth of your child all rolled into one.

It's the New York Shoe Expo, where manufacturers and retailers pour over thousands of shoes, some of which eventually could end up on your feet.

Zack Lo's creations are truly little pieces of artwork. His shoes are colorful, packed with loads of texture and are for the woman who is confident and and not afraid to make a statement.

"I don't like to do the same thing all the time," he said. "I like to try different things. It makes me feel happy."

Another fashion-forward brand is Velvet Angels.

"We have developed a diamond floating platform that women have gone gaga for," Jeff Yachever said.

The platform on the bottom of the shoe in interrupted, so looks like it's floating.

The company's other signature look, the open wedge platform, is hand-carved. All of the shoes come with built-in suede gel pads.

Comfort and style is Elaine Turner's motto. This spring, expect to see high shine patent from the designer, flats with a whimsical flare and, in the fall, shoes inspired by New York.

"You have the Upper East Side, which is Jackie-O inspired, Central Park has a little bit of everything and TriBeCa is your fun, glitz and glam," Elaine Turner's Jennifer Rosario said.

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