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Boots and Athleisure Looks Top Buyers’ Fall 2019 Shopping Lists at Atlanta Shoe Market

There were few fashion surprises at the Atlanta Shoe Market, with boots and athleisure looks continuing to dominate the fall footwear story.
Retailers attending the event, held over President’s Day weekend, were freshening up their boot assortments with Western-inspired looks, while some were shopping for taller silhouettes.
“We saw Western in Europe,” said Joel Sigal, co-owner of Little’s Shoes in Pittsburgh, who was rounding out his assortment with taller styles including riding boots. However, he noted, “Booties are still going to be the trend.”
Tall boots were also on Jessie Luchouer’s shopping list. The co-owner of Looch & Quigley, Eijay, Ga., noted while she liked the versatility of short boots, which can be worn casually or with dresses, “Tall boots are something that has been missing from our store.”
Kelly Tabor, co-owner of Good for the Sole, Columbia, S.C., was on the hunt for boots with unique touches. “I have plenty of [styles] in black and brown,” she said. “I’m looking for boots with extra details.” Included on her shopping list were short to mid-calf silhouettes.
At Cook’s Sports in North Wilkesboro, N.C., store manager Brook Sloan, noted she planned to pull back on her boot buying this season due to increased consumer interest in

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