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American Shoes

Manufacturing of American Shoes

Prior to the 1850's American shoes manufacturing was a painstaking process where the feet were carefully measured and a custom pair of shoes was individually hand sewn.  Shoe manufacturers were dominated by companies in Paris and Northampton.

China Overtakes Manufacturing of American Shoes

The next major change in shoemaking occurred in the 1950's and 1960's when shoe factories in Southeast Asia began to be formed.  They combined cheap labor with man made plastic materials to produce inexpensive shoes that could be produced by machines alone.  These centers became the most profitable ones for athletic shoes even today.

Importing Shoes from China

China is the largest producer of the world shoes.   About half of the shoes in the world comes from China.  As a country, the United States is the largest importer of shoes in the world.  For those importers interested in importing shoes from China into the USA, this is a golden opportunity.

Overview of American Shoes Industry

American Shoes industry has a rich history of shaping American personalities and life attitudes.   American Shoes are deeply rooted in American culture.

With such a depth in shoemaking, the import entrepreneur who wants to import from China to USA has plenty of options to choose from.

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Real Experiences!

John W.  - Import from China to USA

“I was in Beijing a while ago and saw the incredible opportunity.  China is a a near perfect production country.  Thank you for all your useful information.”