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Description

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 Union of Shoe Industry Technicians / Lyon, France / Est. 1974
European Confederation of the Shoe Retailers Associations / Vienna, Austria
European Confederation of the Footwear Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1958
International Association of Orthopaedic Footwear / Hannover, Germany / Est. 1973

View all profiles (4 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Footwear

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Closed shoes
Environmental hazards of footwear manufacture
Restrictive clothing
Lack of footware
Footwear trade instability
Instability of footwear industries
Footwear manufacture underdevelopment

Action Strategies relating to Footwear

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing footwear industry

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