In the first nine months of 2019, Italian producers exported 11.8 million pairs of sports shoes, 9.5 percent more than in the corresponding period of 2018, and outdoor footwear was probably the biggest category, judging from the strength of the outdoor industry cluster around Montebelluna. Exports of the items reached a level of €650 million, 6.7 percent higher than in the first nine months of 2018. The figures were used by the organizers of the Micam shoe trade show to highlight the second edition of the Players District, a new segment within the fair in which outdoor companies like CMP and Garmont participated last September. Micam, the world’s largest trade show for footwear, will be held in Milan on Feb. 16-19. At last September’s edition of Micam, 8.5 percent of the visitors showed interest in the sports shoes presented at the fair, and 16 percent of them were interested in trekking and other outdoor shoes.