Drama struck Bronx, a Netherlands-based footwear brand, at last month’s Expo Riva Schuh fair in Italy as Italian authorities and representatives of Reflexe, a former Italian supplier of Bronx, launched an assault on its stand and confiscated 1,200 of its footwear samples. The seizure stemmed from Bronx allegedly owing €10 million to Reflexe in sample costs, a claim that is denied by Bronx. The two companies have since been squaring off in Italian courts. At the fair, Bronx was left with a gaping, shoeless stand for four days. The Dutch company said that this was merely a speed bump in its business, and that its scheduled sales and collections presentations will continue unabated. In the meantime, the company has asked its distributors and agents to send in the mates of the confiscated sample pairs.