Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:24English


The countdown is on. Anticipation is rising. The final preparations are in full swing. When SHOES DÜSSELDORF opens its doors from 28 to 30 August, the “Who’s Who” of the industry will get together. More than 300 exhibitors and over 600 brands just wait to be discovered by retailers. “It is starting soon now and we are all hugely looking forward to this event, which will be held at Areal Böhler for the 11th time now. Let us inspire you and come to SHOES to Düsseldorf,” says the host and Igedo General Manager Ulrike Kähler appealing to the footwear and fashion world. 

Fullhouse! At SHOES DÜSSELDORF all renowned German and international brands will be represented. No other trade show in Germany even comes close to offering such as wide and diverse portfolio. Be it for women, men or kids: the best shoes, bags and accessories are found and ordered in Düsseldorf. The spectrum ranges from A as in Abro through G as in Gabor and N as in Natural World to V as in Voile Blanche and Z as in Zouri, to name but a few. Alongside proven, long-standing exhibitors SHOES DÜSSELDORF is also delighted to welcome many new brands to the coming edition, including numerous suppliers who have taken up the important theme of sustainability. The complete list of exhibitors can be called up digitally in the Brandbox. 

Digital or analogue? SHOES DÜSSELDORF excels at both. “But the key message for all of us is that we can meet and exchange live again,” says Ulrike Kähler and banks on a comprehensive line up of side events with exciting lectures and events. 

Fashion input accompanied by hands-on order tips come care of the trade show as do high-calibre trend forecasts that dare to look into the more distant future. 

A must-see highlight for sneaker fans is “SNEAKERS & SPEAKERS, II 22” on Sunday, 28 August 2022. The second edition will revolve around the question: how did the world of sneakers happen to become “a man’s world” and how can this be changed? 

All important facts and figures on the sector will be presented at the HDS/L Press Conference on the Monday of the trade show, 29 August 2022. 


For detailed information on the side events see enclosure. 

As a guest visiting Areal Böhler – you get to chill out, enjoy, relax. SHOES DÜSSELDORF is also “the place to be” for this. Our lounge-type Outdoor Area with DJ invites you to while away your time. “We have laid the table. The collections will be served up on the exhibition area. Now it’s time to stay on the ball and discover what’s new. Meeting live has never been more important than now. So be sure to use this special opportunity,” says Ulrike Kähler in a nutshell. “Welcome to SHOES DÜSSELDORF!” 



Our Shuttle Service commutes between SHOES DÜSSELDORF at Areal Böhler and the Showrooms at Kaiserswerther Straße (Shuttle-Point Karl-Arnold-Platz) as well as our partner hotels. 

Other services 

• Hotels, travel options as well as information related to Düsseldorf comes care of our partner 

Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH 

• Free Wi-Fi in the halls of Areal Böhler 

• Regular visitor newsletter 

• Digital ticketing and access control system by international standards 



FASHN ROOMS 28 to 30 January 2023 

Showroom Concept 26 to 30 January 2023 





28 - 30 August 2022 


TW Order - Information - Spring/Summer 2023 

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12.00 p.m., ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ 

More polish, more chic, more sexiness. Silhouette change in womenswear, classic upswing in menswear. Shoes are no exception. What do they have to look like now to match the new shapes, how classic can they be? And how much color, how much openness can the market take? These and many other questions will be addressed by Simone Reiner from the fashion editorial team of TextilWirtschaft on the first day of SHOES DÜSSELDORF, or via livestream: at 

Speaker: Simone Reiner, TextilWirtschaft 

(Simultaneously translated into English) 

Talk round: CYS - Easy entry into "online selling". 

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 1.00 p.m., ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ 

In a talk round supported by a case study, it will be explained how inclusion is possible for retailers with minimal integration effort and an easy entry into "online selling" through the cooperation solution "Connect Your Store@ECC". 

Participants: Daniel Prause (ECC) as moderator, Florian Wagner (Founder CYS) and Stefan Floetner, CYS Business Development and Michael Koch from Schuhparadies Koch 


Sunday, August 28, 2022, 2.00 p.m., ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ 


The fact that particularly coveted limited edition models are often dropped exclusively in men's sizes is just one example of how little the scene has women in mind as a target group. How it came to be that the world of sneakers is "a man's world" and how this could be changed will be discussed by top-class industry insiders at the second SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS TALK 2022. 

Participants: Julia Schoierer, a.k.a. Sneakerqueen, among others (more participants will follow soon). 

Fashion Forecast – Fall/Winter 2023/24 

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 4.00 p.m, ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ 

rend and Lifestyle Topics. The key signals for H/W 23/24: Colours, Shapes, Styles. ModEurop, the official trend fashion platform, of the German Shoe Institute presents the outlook into the fashion future. The Fashion Forecast offers the industry a creative outlook into the new season. 

Speaker: Trend Analyst Martin Wuttke, ModEurop 


HDS/L Press Conference 

Monday, August 29, 2022, 12:00 noon, ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ 

The German Shoe and Leather Goods Industry Association HDS/L will provide information on the current situation of the shoe industry with facts and figures. Complementing the current industry data, representatives of the BTE (Trade Association Textile Shoes Leather Goods) will report on the current situation of the shoe trade. 

Participants: Manfred Junkert, Managing Director HDS/L / Prof. Dr. Siegfrid Jacobs, Deputy Managing Director BTE - Trade Association Textile Shoes Leather Goods / Ulrike Kähler, Managing Director Igedo Company. Moderation: Dr. Claudia Schulz, Press and Public Relations HDS/L 

(Simultaneously translated into English) 

SEASONS BEST – Spring/Summer 2023 

Monday, August 29, 2022, 2:00 p.m., ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ 

What are the top trends for S/S 2023? Which styles, shapes and colors belong in the assortment? Karolina Landowski from FASHION TREND POOL will show the top 20 themes for shoes, bags, and accessories in her order briefing SEASON'S BEST - plus key looks and trend updates you need to know. 

Speaker: Trend Expert Karolina Landowski, FASHION TREND POOL 

Fashion Forecast – Autumn/Winter 2023/24 

Monday, August 29, 2022, 3:00 p.m., ›Altes Keselhaus‹ 

What's next. With her Fashion & Shoe Forecast for A/W 2023/24, Marga Indra-Heide from FASHION TREND POOL already looks deep into the new season and sets the direction for the most important trend themes, colors, materials and key styles for Fall/Winter 2023/24. 

Speaker: Trend expert Marga Indra-Heide, FASHION TREND POOL 




The fact that particularly coveted limited-edition styles are often dropped solely in men's sizes is just one of many examples of how the scene has little regard for women as a target group. 

On Sunday, 28 August, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the "Altes Kesselhaus" on Areal Böhler, 

top-class branch insiders will discuss at the 2nd SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS TALK 2022 as part of SHOES DÜSSELDORF how it came to be that the world of sneakers has become "a man's world" and how this could be changed. 

Silke Bolms puts the "Silk" in Silk Relations. Together with Kerstin Geffert, she runs the successful PR agency that does public relations for brands like Veja, Dr. Martens, Levi's, Toms and Champion, among others, from Berlin. At SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS she explains how women feel about sneakers and which shoe storylines work for them. 

As a passionate sneaker lover, the successful presenter-manager Anke Lönne had enough of the fact that the coolest models are usually only available in sizes 41 and up. In order to close the gender-sneaker gap, she started a sneaker store just for women in the centre of Cologne in 2016 together with Saskia Willich. At SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS she shares her experiences with us. 

When Adidas realised that they were perceived as a purely male brand and had lost the female target group, they launched Adidas x Stella McCartney, the first sportswear line just for women that a luxury fashion designer was responsible for. Stefan-Christoph Methner accompanied the collection for several years. At SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS, the creative consultant tells us what considerations played a role. 

Julia Schoierer is Germany's best-known sneaker collector and reigning sneaker queen. On her Insta account @sneakerqueen and her blog, she shares her knowledge with tens of thousands of followers and subscribers. The times when she was asked at sneaker fairs if she was there for her collecting boyfriend are bygone, but not forgotten. At SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS she explains to us why she still feels very comfortable in a male-dominated scene. 

Henriette Wagener, a.k.a. Tornschuhjette, is the queen of custom sneakers. For those who don't want a shoe "off the rack", she fulfils their individual dream of a unique sneaker. Whether it's a hand-painted sole, a strap made of Hermès silk or a python leather upper - with her company SOLESclusive she makes it possible. She now dresses hip-hop stars and cooperates with Nike and Adidas. She explains to us at SNEAKERS&SPEAKERS how it all started and why she doesn't trust her own hype. 

The conversation will be moderated by VJ legend Patrice Bouédibéla. With his eleven-year career at MTV Germany, he was the longest-serving presenter there. But even beyond MTV-Urban, Patrice is and remains an ambassador for hip-hop and urban culture, who is also privately deeply rooted in the sneaker and streetwear scene. 

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Press release

28|29|30 August 2022