Shoe manufacturing may come back to America, but the jobs may not

By Business Insider

Mar 14, 2017

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The number of sneakers that are imported is staggering. Approximately 99% of all shoes sold in America are made elsewhere due to the labor-intensive process that shoe-making requires and the high cost of labor in the US.

However, the landscape for the apparel industry has changed, and the influence of fast fashion lingers. Brands like Nike and Adidas are looking for ways to bring their products to market faster than manufacturing in Asia allows.

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