Starting next year, Berlin will have a new trade show exclusively for footwear, aimed at independent fashion retailers. The show, called “What about Shoes,” will take place at Berlin's Postbahnhof on Feb. 21-23 and is being organized by Ben Hering and Miro Neumann, with the support of an unnamed investor. Hering runs a fashion store in Berlin, while Neumann runs a fashion agency in Dresden. During the Berlin Fashion Week in January and July this year, Hering and Neumann spoke to potential exhibitors about a new selective platform with a focus on young and relatively unknown shoe designers and producers. About 70 to 80 exhibitors are expected to take part in the first edition of the show including Fred de la Bretoniere, Fretons, Shabbies Amsterdam, Rokin, Ludvig Berlin, Shoestar, Greenboots, Nobrand, Floris van Bommel, Fitwear, Hobo Shoes, Sendra Boots, Anaid Kupuri, Lazuli and Common Hut. Simultaneously with the show, the organizers plan to develop the “Berlin Shoe Days,” featuring events for end consumers such as fashion shows, exhibitions and art performances. The second edition of the show is planned for the end of July.