"The luxury footwear space just got a little bit more social. Shoe Fashion Week, which launches in September during the thick of NYFW SS 2013, celebrates the luxury shoe market in fashion week form with an emphasis on social media. The focus of the event will be on top designers and fashion houses in the space, but it also sets up the proper scope for traditional and new media interviews as well as live cameras, creating an interactive experience." - Huffington Post Style, 07.26.2012
"To be a designer during the fashion week season can be the equivalent of being the bride at a royal wedding. The eyes of the world are fixed on you and your vision for the day. To be a shoe designer on the runway, however, is firmly a bridesmaid position - important, but secondary. Which is ironic given women spent USD 38.5 billion on shoes in the U.S. last year, and global footwear sales are expected to reach USD 195 billion by 2015. That's a lot of stiletto, ballet flat and sneaker love.
Accessories stylist Kimmie Smith is one person looking to redress the imbalance and give the luxury and emerging shoe markets the credit they deserve along the fashion weeks axis. Along with social media expert Paul Farkas, Smith has birthed Shoe Week, which just launched during Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week." - Departures Magazine (AMEX), 09.07.2012
"Shoe Week brings a needed footwear spotlight to Fashion Week. Hot 97 TV Presents Shoe Week's Sneaker Sessions is a celebration of Hip Hop culture, creative expression, and lifestyle during NYFW SS 2013" - In Flex We Trust, 09.06.2012