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Shoe store sales in the United States from 1992 to 2018

In 2018, U.S. shoe store sales amounted to about 38.06 billion U.S. dollars. According to the NAICS definition, this industry is comprised of establishments who are primarily engaged in retailing all types of new footwear, except hosiery and specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes, and spiked shoes.

Shoe stores and the footwear market

Footwear is a multi-billion dollar industry. The athletic footwear market in the United States was worth around 19.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Most apparel brands manufacture and sell shoes, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Louis Vuitton. Shoe stores typically sell branded shoes. For example, Foot Locker is an American sportswear and footwear retailer that buys and sells shoes from the most popular brands such as Adidas, Nike, and Reebok. Athletic shoes account for a significant portion of shoe store sales in the United States, with wholesale sales generating up to 16.55 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.

Shoe store sales in the United States from 1992 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

1992 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
Estimates are based on data from the Annual Retail Trade Survey. Estimates have been adjusted using preliminary results of the 2012 Economic Census.
Retail and food services total and other subsector totals may include data for kinds of business not shown. Additional information on sample design, estimation procedures, and measures of sampling variability can be found here.

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