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Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which originally serves to purpose of protection against adversities of the environment, usually regarding ground textures and temperature. Footwear in the manner of shoes therefore primarily serves the purpose to ease the locomotion and prevent injuries. Secondly footwear can also be used for fashion and adornment as well as to indicate the status or rank of the person within a social structure. Socks and other hosiery are typically worn additionally between the feet and other footwear for further comfort and relief.

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Organizations relating to Footwear

International Federation of the Independent Shoe Trade / Est. 1958
EFTA Footwear Council / Est. 1960
European Shoe Press Association
International Snowshoe Federation / Est. 1981
International Textile, Garment, Leather and Shoe Workers' Federation - Regional Inter-American Organization / Est. 1966
International Footwear Association / Est. 1985
Garant Schuh International
International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians / Est. 1974
European Confederation of the Shoe Retailers Associations
European Footwear Confederation
Nordic Shoe and Leather Goods Council
European Union of Research Institutes for Shoes / Est. 1986
European Confederation of the Footwear Industry / Est. 1958
International Shoe-Makers Union / Est. 1907
Latin American Federation of Workers of the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Shoe Industries / Est. 1989
European Confederation of the Wholesale Footwear Trade / Est. 1958
European Shoemaker Handicraft Association
International Snowshoe Council / Est. 1984
Footwear Technology Centre / Est. 1919
International Shoe and Leather Workers' Federation / Est. 1907
International Amateur Snowshoe Racing Federation / Est. 1978
Nordisk Sko- og Laerarbeierunion / Est. 1936
International Association of Orthopaedic Footwear / Est. 1973
Comité européen des associations nationales de constructeurs de machines pour chaussures et transformation du cuir
European Association of Functional Re-education and Professional Training Centres in Precision Orthopedics and Skilled Shoe-making for Young Physically Handicapped / Est. 1977

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World Problems relating to Footwear

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Environmental hazards of footwear manufacture
Restrictive clothing
Lack of footware
Footwear trade instability
Instability of footwear industries
Leather and leather manufactures trade instability
Footwear manufacture underdevelopment

Action Strategies relating to Footwear

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing footwear industry

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