Ifema, the organizer of the restyled Momad Shoes exhibition in Madrid on March 4-6, says it met its expectations with a total of nearly 5,500 visitors, ten percent of whom came from four countries outside Spain. Out of them, 45 percent came from Portugal, followed by Italy, France and Germany. The organizers invited about 50 buyers from the U.S., Canada, Russia, Columbia, Ecuador and other countries. The fair ran in parallel with the Momad Metropolis fashion fair, but for the first time with a dedicated hall for shoes and accessories, as at the time of Modacalzado. The number of shoe companies participating in Momad Shoes reached 230, 20 percent more than at Monad a year ago. Ifema has decided to repeat Momad Shoes as a stand-alone event on Sept. 9-11.