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Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which typically serve the purpose of protection against adversities of the environment such as wear from rough ground; stability on slippery ground; and temperature.

  • Shoes and similar garments ease locomotion and prevent injuries. Such 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

Confédération européenne des associations de détaillants en chaussures
European Shoe Press Association / Trezzano San Naviglio, Italy
European Union of Research Institutes for Shoes / Est. 1986
International Shoe-Makers Union / Est. 1907
Confédération européenne du commerce de la chaussure en gros / Est. 1958
Nordisk Sko- og Laerarbeierunion / Est. 1936
International Footwear and Leather Bureau / Est. 1935
EFTA Footwear Council / Est. 1960
International Snowshoe Federation / Merrill WI, USA / Est. 1981
International Footwear Association / New York NY, USA / Est. 1985
Garant Schuh International / Düsseldorf, Germany
European Footwear Confederation / London, UK
Nordisk Moteråd for Sko og Laervarer
European Shoemaker Handicraft Association
International Snowshoe Council / Est. 1984
Footwear Technology Centre / Kettering, UK / Est. 1919
International Amateur Snowshoe Racing Federation / Corinth NY, USA / Est. 1978
Comité européen des associations nationales de constructeurs de machines pour chaussures et transformation du cuir / Frankfurt-Main, Germany
International Athletic Footwear Committee
Europäischer Modeauschuss Schuhe / Zurich, Switzerland
International Snowshoe Association / Saco ME, USA / Est. 1925
Two/Ten International Footwear Foundation / Watertown MA, USA / Est. 1939
International Association of Orthopaedic Footwear / Est. 1973
EVAlliance / Paris, France / Est. 2014
Union internationale des techniciens de l'industrie de la chaussure / Est. 1974
Confédération Européenne de l'Industrie de la Chaussure / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1958

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Action Strategies relating to Footwear

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