U.S. Sneaker Sales Reached $34 Billion This Past Year

It’s no mystery that sneakers sales in the United States are generally off the charts. From June 2014 to June 2015, roughly $34 billion worth of kicks were sold stateside. Courtesy of an infographic from PBS, we also see that 99% of footwear sold in the U.S. comes from foreign manufacturers, with 237,100,000 pairs (more than 50%) of athletic shoes coming from China last year, and 157,100,000 (34%) coming from Vietnam. Reports also reveal that Nike and Jordan brand make up more than 90% of basketball shoe sales in America, and even given their reputation and reach, that number is still somewhat surprising.

Nonetheless, how much of the $34 billion did you contribute?

Also, as a reseller, Sole Supremacy alone sells over $3 million per year.

Famous sneakers are displayed during a preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid   - RTX1JMRF