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2017 Holiday Shoe Sales Survey

“FDRA’s 2017 Holiday Shoe Sales Survey shows that consumers are looking to buy shoes earlier this holiday season than last year, with 51% of respondents saying they would make their purchase between Thanksgiving and December 1st,” said FDRA President and CEO Matt Priest. “The report also showed that 61% plan to spend over $100 on shoes this holiday season, up from 2016. Casual sneakers are the most sought after item again at 34%, especially in the western part of the country where nearly every other shoe purchase will be a sneaker, while 26% of all females across the country plan to purchase fashion boots.”  Click here to read FDRA’s full 2017 Holiday Shoe Sale Survey.


Representing over 80% of the entire footwear industry, FDRA is the industry’s business and trade association, providing innovative products, training and consulting. It’s members include the majority of U.S. footwear manufacturers, brands, retailers and importers to global footwear companies. What FDRA does is simple: It advocates for lower costs for consumers, allowing its members to sell more shoes and create jobs.

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