In case you needed another reason to care for your shoes, rather than replacing them– *enter Trump’s new Chinese tariffs*. Political views aside, 70% of US shoes are made in China. This makes the footwear industry one of the biggest victims of the US trade war with China. The tariffs’ impact on shoes? A substantial price increase for consumers.
So, buckle up, because your favorite shoe brand will likely have to hike up their prices to counteract the tariffs’ impact on shoes for THEM. This can be seen in the FDRA’s consumer impact analysis of these additional duties. BUT, you’re in luck, because while buying new shoes may cost more, getting your shoes repaired sure won’t! So, go ahead– start your order today. You’ll be saving money AND helping the environment.