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Reopening Sends Footwear Imports Up 28%

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All top and secondary suppliers of footwear to the U.S. market drove a 28 percent year-to-date increase in imports through May compared to the same period in 2020, reaching 898.48 million pairs, according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA). For the month, U.S. retailers and brands imported 184.4 million pairs, a…

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