GDS, the world's biggest shoe trade fair, took place last week in Germany. Quietly commercial and characterised by good-looking, wearable shoes was the verdict of Penny Leese. For autumn/winter heels are lower and lasts less extreme; materials include fur, brocade, lace, denim, and distressed, embossed or laser cut leathers; and details like beading and fringing decorate simply styled shoes, sandals and boots.