FN, Saks Partner for ‘Sexy Shoes’

Footwear News has selected this seasons’ hottest heels — and starting now, consumers can vote for the sexiest pair.

A special limited-edition magazine will launch today in select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, as will the “Sexy Shoes” contest.

Voting is open to the public and will take place online, as well as at the 10022-SHOE boutique in the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York. To vote online, go to Footwearnews.com/sexyshoes.

Top designers featured in the contest include Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana, among other big names.

The winner will be announced at a special event on Oct. 14 at Saks in New York.

“The Sexy Shoes program features an all-star lineup of some of the most talented shoe designers, and they’re certain to make it nearly impossible to choose which pair will be honored as the sexiest shoes of 2010,” said Michael Atmore, editorial director for FN. “It’s been a great collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue, and we look forward to connecting online and in-store to celebrate the best of the best.”

Ron Frasch, president and chief merchandising officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Footwear News on this exciting, customer-focused initiative. Our iconic shoe department, 10022-SHOE, is the go-to destination for beautiful, alluring shoes, and it is only fitting that we would celebrate 10022-SHOE’s influence with this event.”

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