More than 100 local and overseas well-known shoe manufacturers have confirmed participation at the ‘1Malaysia International Shoe Festival’ (1MISF) 2012, which is returning for the third time from March 29 until April 1, 2012 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Targeted to be bigger and better this year, this trendy and kaleidoscopic shoe exposition will see overseas participation from the Asean countries, UAE, Germany and many others. To be graced by Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah Binti Haji Hamidun, over 60,000 local and overseas shoe fashionistas are expected to throng the four-day event. “It is indeed exciting to see the successful organisation of the 1MISF series since its inception in 2010. The popularity of this event has reflected the buoyant growth of the shoe industry and I am glad to acknowledge that we are making a solid stride in establishing Malaysia as the ‘Shoe City of Asia’, said Minister of Tourism Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen. In recent years, Malaysian-made shoes become one of the “Must Buy” items for tourists coming to Malaysia.