If you’re going to be away for a while, you might want to consider what to wear, according to a new survey from the Footwear Industry Association.
The survey, conducted by Footwear.com, also found that a large majority of respondents felt comfortable with wearing a pair of shoes, while most also felt comfortable using a pair.
The trend of shoes as a fashion statement has been gaining popularity in recent years, and Footwear says the industry is on track to double its sales by 2020.
“We feel it’s the perfect time to show off our footwear and accessories to our clients,” says Dan Mottola, Head of Footwear at Footwearcom.
“A pair of boots will definitely be a highlight for our customers and help them feel more confident in their lifestyle.”
While the survey also found a majority of those surveyed said they had worn shoes for at least five years, that number dipped slightly for those with less than a year of experience.
In fact, a majority said they would be comfortable wearing a shoe for less than five years.
And while the survey was conducted in March, it also found the footwear industry is still on the cusp of another boom, with the market expected to hit $1 trillion in 2020.