Footwear Industry Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Shoe Retailers Association, U.S. Census Bureau
Research Date: April 13th, 2015

Durable shoes are actually a fairly recent invention. Most early civilizations did not wear shoes with the idea of fashion in mind. Today there is a shoe for almost every occasion, sports, work, leisure, celebrations etc. The footwear industry has seen a huge growth over the last 100 years into a multi billion dollar industry.

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Footwear Industry StatisticsData
Footwear industry annual revenue$48 Billion
Annual U.S. consumer footwear spending$20 Billion
Total number of shoe stores29,360
Shoe industry employment188,866
Total annual shoe store payroll$3 Billion
Shoe Category Market Share 
Women’s casual shoes17 %
Women’s dress shoes13 %
Women’s athletic shoes10 %
Men’s athletic shoes20 %
Men’s casual shoes9 %
Men’s dress shoes6 %
Other styles25 %
Largest Retail OutletsAnnual SalesStores
Payless ShoeSource$3.8 Billion4,470
Foot Locker$5.25 Billion4,000
The Brown Shoe Company$3.01 Billion1,600
Shoe Store (Brick and Mortar) Sales Statistics
YearStore Sales (In Billions)
2014$31.315

2013$29.550

2012$28.210

2009$24.990

2008$26.683

2007$26.828

2006$26.701

2005$25.281

2004$23.686

2003$23.192

2002$23.215
2001$22.897

2000$22.888

1999$22.704

1998$22.251

1997$21.463

1996$21.248

1995$20.354

1994$19.921

1993$19.042

1992$18.630

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