Not only is Foot Locker one of the leading athletic footwear and apparel retailers in the United States but also worldwide. In 2019, Foot Locker had net sales of about eight billion U.S. dollars and its gross profit margin amounted to approximately 2.5 billion U.S. dollars. Foot Locker has two main business segments: Direct-to-Customers and Stores. Athletic stores, or retail store sales, led the way in terms of net sales, amounting to over 6.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2019.
As of 2020, Foot Locker was a global enterprise with a workforce of about 50,000 employees, split between full-time and part-time workers. The company has had a strong financial record in previous fiscal years, however there was a drop of over 300 million U.S. dollars in the company's net income in 2017 compared to the previous year. This was in part as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which led to many companies, including Foot Locker, recognizing significant tax expenses in 2017.
Foot Locker is one of the most popular retailers for men and women when it comes to athletic footwear and apparel in the United States. According to a 2018 survey, over 23 percent of respondents, aged 18 to 29 years, stated that they had shopped for shoes in person at Foot Locker in the last 12 months. In a Statista survey, 26 percent of respondents said that they went to Foot Locker, when buying sports products in a physical store, while over 15 percent stated that they bought sport articles online from footlocker.com.