Footwear Industry Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Shoe Retailers Association, U.S. Census Bureau
Date Verified: 8.22.2012
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.
Footwear Industry Statistics Data
Footwear industry annual revenue $48 Billion
Annual U.S. consumer footwear spending $20 Billion
Total number of shoe stores 29,360
Shoe industry employment 188,866
Total annual shoe store payroll $3 Billion
Shoe Category Market Share  
Women’s casual shoes 17 %
Women’s dress shoes 13 %
Women’s athletic shoes 10 %
Men’s athletic shoes 20 %
Men’s casual shoes 9 %
Men’s dress shoes 6 %
Other styles 25 %
Largest Retail Outlets 2010 Sales Stores
Payless ShoeSource $3.3 Billion 4,470
Foot Locker $4.8 Billion 4,000
The Brown Shoe Company $2.27 Billion 1,600
Shoe Store (Brick and Mortar) Sales Statistics
Year Store Sales (In Billions)
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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