The latest edition of WSA was all business, and as always, the NSRA Conference kicked things off. Attendance rose for this year’s event, “Retail Makeover: It’s Time to Make Changes,” which brought out top independents including Danny Wasserman of Tip Top Shoes, his son Lester of West, Ed and Josh Habre of The Shoe Mill, and NSRA’s Chuck Schuyler. Later, at the annual meeting for the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America, chairman Jim Issler presented Bakers Footwear Group and Super Shoe of H.H. Brown with top sales awards. And on the show floor, buyers buckled down.