Lawmakers are working to repeal a shoe tax on all imported shoes. The tax was meant to protect shoe manufacturers in the United States, but with 99 percent of shoes being imported, lawmakers consider the tax unfair
The shoe tax has been in place since the 1930s and is one of the highest taxes in the nation. Right now you pay 37.5 percent extra on children's shoes, with similarly high numbers on other variations.
Now Brown Shoe Company is hoping the tax will be repealed. They believe the move might spur a jump in sales to take advantage of new, lower prices.
"Potentially, yeah," Brown spokesperson Marie Finnegan said, "and that's why we're really trying to educate our congressmen in senators to really allow them to understand how this can really affect their constituents and, in turn, our customers as well."
This isn't the first time lawmakers have considered repealing the shoe tax. No word on when the final decision will be made.